USAA and The USAA Foundation, Inc. recently announced new funding efforts to support local communities impacted by the coronavirus crisis.

The philanthropic effort focuses on four areas: financial assistance to military families, combating food insecurity in San Antonio and USAA-based locations, providing funding for COVID-19 research and equipment, and providing resources for low-income families to work and learn remotely.

The funding will help support vaccine research conducted through the Southwest Research Institute, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, UT Health San Antonio and UTSA.

“Through the multi-disciplinary talents of the four organizations, we are positioned to lead global intervention efforts that will bring an end to the current pandemic,” said Dr. Larry Schlesinger, president and CEO of Texas Biomedical Research Institute.

The USAA Foundation, Inc. will also support Alamo Colleges Foundation, BiblioTech and SAISD Foundation to expand broadband infrastructure and devices for low-to-moderate income students in San Antonio.

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