2020 Grant Awards Ceremony

Grant Categories

Arts And Culture


People In Need

Youth And Education

Grant Criteria

  • Grant submittals generally requested in March and awarded in August
  • Nonprofit organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3)

  • Must serve a population that is at least 70% African American.

  • Organizations requesting funding of more than 50% of the program operating budget will be required to demonstrate matching funds

  • Grant recipients will be required to submit an annual summary report

  • Grant recipients will be encouraged to participate in at least one educational program administered by the San Antonio Area African American Community Fund

2020 Grant Recipients

2020 Grants

  • 100 Black Men of San Antonio “YouthBuild San Antonio:”
  • Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas : African American Advisory Committee Annual Mother Daughter Tea”
  • San Antonio City Wide NSBE Jr. Chapter “VEX IQ”
  • Forward Progress Arts and Entertainment)” “Arrow in Motion (AIM)
  • Carver Development Board “Carver School of Visual and  Performing Arts (CSVPA) 2020 – 2021 Youth Matinee Series”
  • Fractured Atlas “ SABIFF 2020”
  • San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum  “SAAACAM”
  • Life’s Little Miracles Corp. “Infant Products and Family Services”
  • Eastside Christian Action Group “Wheatley Heights Go and Grow Program”
  • Flash Front Runners Track & Field Club “Flash Front Runners  Track & Field Club”
  • Bethel Covenant Assembly of God “Avalanche of Love”
  • Beyond the Light Outreach Project “Food Pantry and Clothes Closet”
  • Holy Redeemer Catholic Church “Claver Kichen and Mobile Food Pantry
  • Rock N Rockers Kids Pajama Foundation  “RocknRockers Kids Pajamas Foundation

2019 Grants

Organization:  St. Philip’s College – Alamo Colleges Foundation

Program:  Collegiate 100 of St. Philip’s College

Description:  Expanding program primarily focused on the retention of

African American males to enhance their college experiences and

professionally development

Organization:  San Antonio Ivy Educational Fund

Program:  Alpha Tau Omega Reading Camp

Description:  Expanding summer reading program to reinforce and enhance

student reading and comprehension skills of boys and girls on the Eastside


Organization:  Youth Code Jam

Program:  CyberJam After School

Description:  New Cyber Security based STEM Program created for low income, middle school students

Organization:  San Antonio City NSBE Jr. Chapter

Program:  KidWind Project

Description:  Student project exploring the science behind wind and other renewable forms of energy.

Organization:  The Carver Development Board

Program:  Carver School of Visual and Performing Arts Youth Matinees

Description:  Engaging children,  teachers, and families in the arts via free performances.

Organization:  Forward Progress Arts and Entertainment Center

Program:  Arrows In Motion (AIM) Project

Description:  Expanding program to educate youth about the opportunities, and

steps it takes to train and pursue artistic passions in San Antonio

Organization:  Life’s Little Miracles

Program:  Infant Products and Family Services

Description:  Extending services by providing goods and services to

Neonatal Intensive Care Units, children’s shelters, and other

organizations that assist infants and new mothers

Organization:  Holy Redeemer Catholic Church

Program:  Claver Kitchen and Mobile Food Pantry

Description:  Expanding program providing food to those in need close

to the parish and those that travel there to obtain help

Organization:  Beyond the Light Outreach Project

Program:  Food Pantry and Clothes Closet

Description:  Expanding program with new services to support the Denver

Heights community and the homeless with wellness, nutrition, and

identity services

2018 Grant Winners

  1. The Carver Development Board, Inc. Carver School of Visual & Performing Arts (CSVPA) 2018-19 Youth Matinees

  2. Communities In Schools of S A /CIS-SA’s XY-Zone Program at Sam Houston High School

  3. Alamo Colleges Foundation Project MEN Mentoring Program

  4. Hallmark University Inc Eastside CyberForce Prime

  5. Beyond the Light Outreach Project Food Pantry and Clothes Closet

  6. San Antonio Ivy Educational Fund. Inc. Mahogany Brain Challenge (MBC)

  7. San Antonio City Wide NSBE Jr Chapter Mathcounts

  8. Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., San Antonio Chapter STEM-A Program – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math w/an emphasis in Aviation

  9. Latched Support, Inc. In-home breastfeeding assistance

  10. LIFES LITTLE MIRACLES CORP Infant Products and Family Services

What we do not fund

•Multi-Year funding
•Debt reduction
•Operating deficits
•Indirect costs
•Scholarships for colleges and universities
•Capital campaigns
•Political activities, organizations, or lobbying efforts intended to influence legislation