Overcoming A Tumultuous Journey

Area Foundation 2020 Digital Impact Report Looks at success through adversity AN ANTONIO — Despite facing the challenge of a lifetime in the coronavirus pandemic, the San Antonio Area Foundation rose to the occasion as a community leader in helping raise and distribute nearly $72 million in grants and student scholarships in 2020. The Area…

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Aging in Place: Everyone’s Doing It

New public awareness campaign shows all of us can help older adults thrive at home SAN ANTONIO — The the San Antonio Area Foundation is launching a new public awareness campaign as part of its advocacy work on behalf of older adults, focused on the concept of “aging in place.” In recognition of National Aging in…

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Aging In Place: Everyone’s Doing It

By Linda Burton SAN ANTONIO — According to recent national studies, the country’s 74 million baby boomers will be 65 or older within the next decade with the oldest in this demographic on the cusp of 85.  Even sooner, by 2025, the number of older adults (65 million) is expected to surpass that of children…

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A Celebration Of SA heARTS: Ballet SA Twirls Back To Life

By Amy Wilson SAN ANTONIO — As a lifetime collector of quotes, I recently came across one by famed acting coach and actress Stella Adler: “Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.”  I was struck by Adler’s ability to convey so perfectly what it’s meant to be…

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Area Foundation Collaborative Grants Focus On SA’s West Side Cultural Preservation & Growing Inequities

By Kiko Martinez SAN ANTONIO — The John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation, a charitable fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation, recently bestowed grants to local nonprofits whose work have a direct impact in uplifting our community’s most undeserved neighborhoods through programs in cultural preservation, housing, technology and career advancement. The 2021 collaborative grantees are…

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A Celebration for SA heARTS: If Darkness Could Sing

By Laura Michelle Hoadley SAN ANTONIO — During an ordinary trip to the theater to get the mail about eight months into a very not ordinary pandemic, my three-year-old begged to see the stage.  She missed it. Surveying that no other staff were present and exposure wasn’t a risk, we stepped quietly through the stage…

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Monuments & Music: Area Foundation Helps Connect SA Youth To Community And Well-Being

By Travis Poling SAN ANTONIO – Young San Antonians are benefiting from the arts in the creation of meaningful monuments and musical training with counseling as part of two programs funded by recent Artist Fellowship grants from the San Antonio Area Foundation. At the Centers for Applied Science and Technology (CAST), the grant funds the “Monuments”…

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Leaders of Tomorrow: Area Foundation Grants Strengthen Youth Programs

By Kiko Martinez SAN ANTONIO — Putting to good use their new Area Foundation Youth Leadership Development (YLD) grants, the YMCA of Greater San Antonio, Good Samaritan Community Services and Communities in Schools – San Antonio are all doing their part to build our community’s future leaders. With its grant, the YMCA of Greater San Antonio is…

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