SAVE THE DATE – San Antonio Area African American Community Fund (SAAAACF) Renaissance with the Stars Event on August 21st

Each year, The San Antonio Area African American Community Fund raises dollars for their mission by hosting an exciting and major fundraising event modeled after “Dancing with the Stars” and with the spirit of the Harlem Renaissance. Like the show, San Antonio celebrities including CEOs, Elected Officials, Community Advocates, Church Leaders and our very own VP…

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Serving With Pride: Area Foundation Supports Nonprofits Uplifting LGBTQ+ Community

Pride Month

By Eileen Pace SAN ANTONIO — The local LGBTQ+ community was not immune to the socioeconomic devastation caused by the wrath of the coronavirus pandemic. Many lost their jobs. There were other challenges like finding housing, counseling, educational resources, or even reliable AIDS testing. “It became readily evident that local nonprofits needed a helping hand and…

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San Antonio Area Foundation Empowers Youth-Serving Nonprofits

Youth Image

Grant funding provides almost $500,000 to more than a dozen community organizations SAN ANTONIO — More than a dozen youth-serving community nonprofit organizations were selected for first-ever Youth Leadership Development grants as part of a large-scale $8 million effort to ensure that all youngsters in our area grow up with a real chance to reach their…

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Celebrating Fiesta Flavors In Style With Healthy Homemade Recipes!

Tostadas-CHEF Recipe

Can anything say we’re returning to normalcy in San Antonio more than being able to party FIESTA-style?! It may be a bit downsized, but it feels so good to have this truly deeply-rooted (all the way back to 1891!) SA tradition back!  Here at the Area Foundation, we couldn’t be happier to share in this…

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Stepping Up: Philanthropy Assumes Racial Justice Leadership Role

By Hernán Rozemberg SAN ANTONIO –As the country embarked on renewed racial reckoning ushered by the horrendous murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May 2020, the reverberations of growing social unrest were soon felt here in San Antonio. The community was in search of guidance. People needed and wanted to turn to bona fide…

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Centro Cultural Aztlán: Keeping Chicanx Traditions Alive

Dia De Los Muertos Community Altars

SAN ANTONIO — No surprise that in a city so steeped in Mexican culture, traditional celebrations originating south of the border would have strong and lasting influences here. One omnipresent example is the annual celebration come every beginning of November: Día de los Muertos or also commonly known as Day of the Dead celebration. Yet as…

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The Public Theater: Keeping The (Virtual) Doors Open

The Public

By Hernán Rozemberg SAN ANTONIO — About a year ago with the advent of the coronavirus pandemic in our community, Jeff Morden and staff were gearing up for their seventh performance of the year. It was one of The Public Theater of San Antonio’s large-scale musical productions, with a staff of three dozen artists and backstage crew. But…

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Making San Antonio Livable No Matter Your Zip Code

By Hernán Rozemberg SAN ANTONIO — Jennifer Cook exudes passion and determination. Those are but a couple of the many strengths and values she brings to the San Antonio Area Foundation as our Senior Program Officer overseeing the Livable and Resilient Communities (LRC) impact area as part of our Community Engagement and Impact team.  Jennifer has been…

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Help On The Way: Cultural Arts Scene On The Path To Recovery

SAN ANTONIO – Just about a year ago, Mary Heathcott and her team were giddy following another successful First Friday event, hosting hundreds of people strolling gleefully through their art galleries all evening long. Heathcott and staff at Blue Star Contemporary were at the time also knee-deep in planning for “Red Dot Art Sale,” their top annual…

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