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

July 19, 2021 Comments Off on 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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Heads Up SA Arts & Culture Nonprofits! Recovery Fund Application Process Set To Start

July 9, 2021 Comments Off on Heads Up SA Arts & Culture Nonprofits! Recovery Fund Application Process Set To Start

By Hernán Rozemberg SAN ANTONIO — Local arts and culture nonprofits still reeling from the socioeconomic ripple effect of the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve got good news: The San Antonio Area Foundation has help on the way. Those who follow us closely may remember that some weeks back we announced the creation of our new Recovery Fund for…

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

June 30, 2021 Comments Off on 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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Celebrating Fiesta Flavors In Style With Healthy Homemade Recipes!

June 24, 2021 Comments Off on 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

June 23, 2021 Comments Off on 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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Major Donation Puts San Antonio On The National Map For Student Scholarship Programs

May 26, 2021 Comments Off on Major Donation Puts San Antonio On The National Map For Student Scholarship Programs
Multimillion-Dollar Scholarship Announcement

Opening the path to college for students through new $2 million annual fund SAN ANTONIO — Nothing was going to hold back Alyssa Pacheco from pursuing her lifelong dream of attending a top liberal arts college in the East Coast. Not even the rather astronomical tuition and fees that tend to come with attending one…

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Pandemic Potato Donation Helps Feed Hungry Families

May 21, 2021 Comments Off on Pandemic Potato Donation Helps Feed Hungry Families

By Gavin Nichols SAN ANTONIO — In late 2019, John Galbraith called the San Antonio Area Foundation to propose the idea of providing a truckload of potatoes to food banks in our region. We were in the process of starting to find funders when COVID-19 hit our region and were not able to do anything…

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Centro Cultural Aztlán: Keeping Chicanx Traditions Alive

May 13, 2021 Comments Off on 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

May 7, 2021 Comments Off on 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

May 6, 2021 Comments Off on 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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