San Antonio Area African American Community Fund

Uniting and inspiring African Americans' involvement in philanthropy

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 $90,000 to charitable programs helping African Americans reach their full potential.  The SAAAACF receives administrative support from the San Antonio Area Foundation and grant support from the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation.  All grant decisions are made by the fund through their designated representatives.  Applicants and grantees of the Area Foundation’s annual response grants may apply to this outreach fund without regard for past or future Area Foundation applications.


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. 

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Renaissance with the Stars

Saturday August 17, 6 - 10 PM 
The Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio, TX 78205

Similar to the popular television show, "Dancing with the Stars," "STAR" business and community leaders accept the challenge to train with professional dancers. They compete in front of a live audience and distinguished panel of judges to showcase their talents with one goal in mind...to raise funds and awareness about the issues and opportunities related to African Americans in our city. This signature event guarantees a memorable star-studded night filled with flavorful cuisines, fancy footwork, a showcase of San Antonio’s best musical and dance performers, and extraordinary fun! 

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Our steering committee

Bobby Blount, Fund Chair, The MITRE Corporation
Henry Boone, Turner Construction Company
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
Joseph Millhouse
Oanh Maroney-Omitade
, Methodist Healthcare Ministries
Na'Shon Mitchell, USAA
Adaku Okoro
Wayne Terry
, HEB
Ellen J. Ward, Joeris General Contractors
Tracy L. Watts, St. Philips
Ed L. White, Jr.


303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114
San Antonio, TX 78215

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