About Us


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The Community Foundation of San Saba County, Inc. was organized in 2007, as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to the enhancement of the community life of San Saba through programs, activities and facilities in support of education, recreation, culture, historic preservation, literacy and art. Led by acting president, Jim Farley, the foundation is comprised of 30 members. Past donations, along with proceeds from the organization’s annual Catkins Ball, have allowed the Foundation to restore the historic Estep-Burleson Building (sometimes called the Burden Hotel) on the courthouse square, the San Saba County Courthouse Annex (formerly housed the City National Bank), help preserve the Wedding Oak tree, restore and remodel the Garden Club building (old 1875 era grist mill) in Mill Pond Park, help with the construction of native rock retaining walls around Mill Pond and convert the old Menchaca service station into a visitor’s center with sorely needed public restrooms for the downtown 

area. Because of the success of the annual Catkins Ball fundraiser, The San Saba Polo Club sought out and partnered with the Foundation in a coordinated effort toward building a new Livestock Show Barn in San Saba. This effort is supported by proceeds from an annual polo event and the ongoing effort to bring together other interested organizations to work toward this common goal. Groups such as 4H, FFA, Young Farmers, San Saba Livestock & Rodeo Association, and Ag Departments at the three county high schools have already been brought into this effort. Visitations are being made to newer show barns around the area to get ideas for a local facility – and various potential building sites are being investigated. At the October 25, 2023, Annual President’s Awards Banquet of the Texas Downtown Association, The Community Foundation of San Saba County received the “Best Community Partner” award in the under 50,000 population categories.