San Antonio Area African American Community Fund

Promote and advocate for financial philanthropy to enhance the quality of living of the African American community in the San Antonio Area.

The San Antonio Area African American Community Fund (SAAAACF) is a community outreach fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation that promotes philanthropy and supports nonprofit organizations that serve African Americans in the San Antonio area.  Since 2010, SAAAACF has distributed more than $150,000 to charitable programs helping African Americans reach their full potential and established loans of $60,000 to African American Owned Businesses.  The SAAAACF receives administrative support from the San Antonio Area Foundation and grant support from the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation. The funds focus are:

Grants: Through grants the steering committee selects and provides funding for nonprofit impactful programs.

African American Dream Maker Fund: Financial support (loans) to African American Owned Businesses through partnership with LiftFund.

Rising Professionals: Provide professionals opportunity to meet and give back to the community.

Capacity Building: Support businesses and nonprofits with legal, financial, organization and other support (New effort).

Uniting our community

Dedicated volunteers are engaged in fund development and strategic direction for the San Antonio Area African American Community Fund. The fund hosts an annual fundraising event, Renaissance with the Stars, a ballroom dance competition.

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Supporting nonprofits with grants

Through grants, the fund supports nonprofit organizations that serve African Americans in arts/culture, community development, education, health and social/human services. Nonprofit organizations can apply for a grant from the fund on an annual basis. 

Our steering committee

Bobby Blount, Fund Chair, The MITRE Corporation
Scott Bridgest, USAA
Akeem Brown, SAGE
Marva Crisp, RWTS Co-Chair
Dr. Sharon Crockett Ray, St. Philips College
Paul Fletcher, Langley & Banack
Dr. Debbie Hamilton, Northeast Lakeview College
Velma Willoughby Kemp, Grants Chair
Terrence Littlefield, RWTS Co-Chair, Basic Prep Academy
Paul Hoskins, Urban Air
Na'Shon Mitchell, USAA
Adaku Okoro
Wayne Terry
Ellen J. Ward, Joeris General Contractors
Tracy L. Watts, St. Philips

303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114
San Antonio, TX 78215

The San Antonio Area Foundation helps donors achieve their charitable goals for the greater benefit of the community.

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