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The CBA grants over $1.114 million to San Antonio Agencies in 2021

In 2021, the Charity Ball Association and its generous supporters donated over $1 million to 21 San Antonio agencies. Funds were awarded for construction, technology, specialized equipment, educational materials and for children's health and well-being.  We salute these 21 charities committed to improving the lives of the children of San Antonio.





Ascension DePaul Services

Mission Statement: To share the loving ministry of Jesus as a healer, we commit ourselves to serving all persons with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable.

Project:  Make needed repairs to their playground as mandated by the Tx Dept. of Family & Protective services including removal of existing turf, level the ground, improve drainage, and install new artificial turf.




Autistic Treatment Center

Mission Statement: To assist people with autism and related disorders throughout their lives as they learn, play, work and live in the community.

Project: Replaced four canopies on campus playground and added a 14’ x36’ shade structure in the Learning Center play area.



Believe It Foundation

Mission Statement: To enrich the lives of physically challenged children through the inclusion of those children in the lives and experiences of those who do not face the same limitations.

Project: Purchased adaptive bikes for children with physical challenges to be used by San Antonio area schools.


Boy Scouts of America/Mays Family Scout Ranch

Mission Statement: To prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Project:  Purchased the building materials for 14 permanent wood “casitas” that will be built by volunteers.



Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio

Mission Statement: To inspire youth, especially those who need us most, to achieve their full potential in a safe, positive and engaging environment that promotes education, health, and character development.

Project: Upgraded the security systems including the installation of 46 new surveillance cameras at 3 locations with network video recording systems.


Children’s Association for Maximum Potential

Mission Statement: To strengthen and inspire individuals with special needs - and those who care for them - through Recreation, Respite and Education.

Project: Transformed the outdoor space that does not currently meet minimum safety requirements including resurfacing the playground turf, remove old equipment and install new equipment, and adaptive swings.



The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation

Mission Statement: To support the healing ministry of The Children's Hospital of San Antonio, the only non-profit, only freestanding and only faith-based children's hospital in San Antonio.

Project: Purchased new Prime Big Wheel stretchers for the Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorder Clinic.


Ella Austin Community Center

Mission Statement: To empower individuals and families across their life span by providing multiple, integrated services that meet the needs of San Antonio’s Eastside neighborhoods and beyond.

Project:  Repaired the staircase and elevator, installed proper lighting in the library area, removed deteriorated carpet, and replacedd with new durable carpeting.



Family Service Association

Mission Statement: To empower individuals and families to transform their lives and strengthen their communities.

Project: Purchased and installed a new elevator for the San Pedro building that will be ADA compliant.



Gemini Ink

Mission Statement: To teach the craft of writing to people of all skill levels so they can bring their stories to life.

Project: Provided instructional technology and supplies for their children’s Partner classes and provide much needed lighting.


Good Samaritan Community Services

Mission Statement: To serve as a catalyst for change, supporting youth, individuals, and families by providing excellent community services to overcome economic poverty.

Project: Renovated four bathrooms located in the learning center.


Haven for Hope

Mission Statement: To offer a place of hope and new beginnings. We do this by providing, coordinating and delivering an efficient system of care for people experiencing homelessness in San Antonio.

 Project: Supported essential needs of children such as bottles, baby wipes, clothing, and strollers.



Mission Road Development Center

Mission Statement: To help people living with intellectual developmental disabilities achieve their highest potential for independence, productivity, and inclusion in the community.

Project: Replaced all of the windows in three of the oldest residential children cottages.


Rise Recovery

Mission Statement: To help teens, young adults and families overcome the effects of drugs and alcohol and partner with the community in education and prevention.

Project:  Purchased durable furnishings for their new facility that serves as the Rise Recovery High School and after school events.



San Antonio Food Bank

Mission Statement:  To fight hunger in Southwest Texas through food distribution, programs, education, and advocacy.

Project: Provided back packs to children in need and at risk for facing hunger.


San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind

Mission Statement: To empower the lives of the blind and visually-impaired.

Project: Remodeled the little lighthouse learners playroom to make it safer and more engaging.


Seton Home 

Mission Statement: To break the cycle of abuse and poverty by providing a caring home, education, and support services necessary to transform the lives of pregnant and parenting teen mothers and their children.

Project: Remodeled the outdated, non-functioning central kitchen including appliances and cabinets.  


Spina Bifida Texas

Mission Statement: To increase the quality of life of those affected by Spina Bifida and promote prevention through folic acid awareness.

Project: Provided material for the students to make/modify clothing for disabled children.


The Witte Museum

Mission Statement: To inspire people to shape the future of Texas through relevant and transformative experiences in nature, science and culture.

Project: Renovate and created two engaging and educational rooms in the Twohig House.  


YWCA Olga Madrid

Mission Statement: To provide children with activities and experiences that promote optimal growth and development.

Project: Removed and replaced the 43 year old roof.


Zapatos, Inc.

Mission Statement: To help our children achieve success from their first steps into school and on into college.

Project: Purchased shoes for children enrolled in Head Start and Pre-K 4 SA learning centers.  





The mission of The Charity Ball Association of San Antonio, Inc. is to support and enhance the quality of life for children of Bexar County.


four kids sitting on a bench After 68 successful years of funding over 200 children's agencies in Bexar County, we are committed to care for children, protect their welfare, and prepare them for the future.

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The Charity Ball Association of San Antonio, Inc. gratefully acknowledges the G.A.C. Halff Foundation for partially underwriting this website.