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McKenna Foundation Grantmaking

While the McKenna Foundation has been blessed with the stewardship of significant monetary resources, these assets pale in comparison to the many needs of the community. As a result, the Foundation will, on scheduled intervals, request applications from organizations who address community needs. Applications submitted for consideration are subjected to a very competitive and critical review process. This is not intended to deter potential applicants, but to emphasize the need to fully demonstrate the adequacy and potential effectiveness of each proposal.

The Foundation does make grants available to the following eligible organizations.

  • Non-profit organizations that serve residents of New Braunfels and Comal County.
  • A tax-exempt organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code that is not a private foundation described in Section 509(a).
  • A private operating foundation described in Section 4940(d) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The Foundation does not make grants to the following.

  • Individuals.
  • Endowments.
  • Retire accumulated debt.
  • Legislative lobbying or other political purposes.
  • Programs or projects generally considered to be the role of government.
  • Projects of organizations that primarily benefit their own members or adherents.
  • Indirect costs, including payments of a percentage of a grant to a national affiliate of a local organization.

2017 Grant Framework

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2017 Responsive Grant Application

2017 Strategic Grant Application

Strategic Grant Application Information

2017 Capacity Building Grant Application

Capacity Building Grant Application

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