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Area Foundation Grant Recipient Dee Howard Foundation Welcomes New Leadership

October 18, 2021 Comments Off on Area Foundation Grant Recipient Dee Howard Foundation Welcomes New Leadership

By Cecilia Martinez SAN ANTONIO — One of the San Antonio Area Foundation’s past annual responsive grantees and current Youth Leadership Development (YLD) grant recipients, The Dee Howard Foundation, is on a mission to grow and continue partnerships with schools to inspire, challenge and empower innovators in the aviation and aerospace fields. Dee Howard announced…

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Donors In Focus: Gen. Valenzuela Lifts Up Fellow Service Members & Vets Through Area Foundation Fund

October 15, 2021 Comments Off on Donors In Focus: Gen. Valenzuela Lifts Up Fellow Service Members & Vets Through Area Foundation Fund

By Travis E. Poling SAN ANTONIO — The national celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month may end Oct. 15 on the calendar, but for retired U.S. Army General Alfred “Freddie” Valenzuela, the recognition of contributions made by Latinos takes place every day of the year. That commitment is reflected in his service, his writing and speaking,…

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Aging In Place: Everyone’s Doing It

October 13, 2021 Comments Off on 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

October 8, 2021 Comments Off on 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

October 6, 2021 Comments Off on 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

October 1, 2021 Comments Off on 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

September 30, 2021 Comments Off on Monuments & Music: Area Foundation Helps Connect SA Youth To Community And Well-Being
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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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And The Winners are…

September 30, 2021 Comments Off on And The Winners are…
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By Cecilia Martinez SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Area Foundation is excited to announce the winners of our 2021 Student Scholarship Picture Contest!  This contest was started in 2020 as a way to engage scholarship recipients to “give thanks” to the owners of the fund that provided them a scholarship in a fun and…

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Leaders of Tomorrow: Area Foundation Grants Strengthen Youth Programs

September 28, 2021 Comments Off on 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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Latino Foundation of San Antonio: On A Mission To Diversify C-Suites & Corporate Boards

September 22, 2021 Comments Off on Latino Foundation of San Antonio: On A Mission To Diversify C-Suites & Corporate Boards

By Hernán Rozemberg SAN ANTONIO — One would think that, as the country’s largest Hispanic-majority large metro in the country, the Alamo City would be a national role model as to Latino involvement in top decision-making civic and business echelons. Alas, such is not the case. In fact, our community still has a long way to…

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