McKenna Giving: Partnering for the future

Grantees 2009 - 2016

To enhance the lives of all residents in the region by developing effective strategies to meet the many challenges that confront the region and to coordinate regional strengths that offer solutions to these challenges.
To save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.
To serve families with children facing serious health or developmental challenges
To help children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships with measurable outcomes
To continually provide excellent cultural and entertainment experiences.
Brighton Center provides family & community education and developmental services to children with disabilities or delays empowering them to achieve their individual potential making them successful in every community.
To assist individuals and families who are struggling to meet the basic needs of day-to-day living, and to improve their quality of life.
To serve the needs of senior citizens in the rural area through educational programs, health and exercise programs and opportunities for socialization and community service
To respond immediately with educated professionals through pioneering science and technology, creating profound good
To advocate for abused and neglected children in the court system by recruiting, training and supporting community volunteers
to provide a friendly meeting place for seniors 50 and over
The Central Texas Dispute Resolution Center exists to provide affordable alternative dispute resolution services to the citizens of Central Texas.
To provide a neutral, child-friendly agency to the community that facilitates a multidisciplinary approach in the prevention, detection, investigation and treatment of child abuse
Dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the performing arts and the affirmation and growth of the human spirit.
Comal Trails Alliance is dedicated to creating a system of trails connecting communities and providing opportunities for education, health and enjoyment of the natural resources located within Comal County
To provide school based social services that help students to succeed in school and make positive life choices
Community Action develops opportunities for people and communities to realize their potential.
To provide youth, families and communities of South Central Texas opportunities for a brighter future
To establish within the jurisdiction of Comal County a network of services for the victims or potential victims of family violence and sexual assault
To serve the residents of Canyon Lake by providing vital social service resources as well as life enriching recreational and educational opportunities
CentroMed is an integrated primary care clinic that provides accessible services of superior quality
To assist the under-resourced and help facilitate an efficient and effective system to steward well the resources of the community
We exist to support, guide and lift families out of homelessness and into safe housing, gainful employment, and independence.
To support the Every Baby Matters Mission, giving parents the tools they need to allow babies to thrive in strong, healthy families
To provide support to the New Braunfels Parks & Recreation Advisory Board in order to accomplish the following for Landa Park: restore to their original condition the rock walls fronting all watercourses, install an irrigation system in the total land area, aerate regularly all open land areas, maintain and plant new trees in the William & Dolores Schumann Arboretum and to mulch and prune trees properly, maintain and install landscaping along new tree-lined quiet areas, eliminate use of all portable barbeque grills, tents, and canopies, set aside areas for restoration of landscape grass and trees, establish an Architectural Committee to review and make recommendations of all proposed new structures, emphasizing handicap-friendly approaches and to adhere to the general Harry Landa original structures of native wood and rocks, provide proper drainage to control erosion, advocate for the protection of the Comal Springs.
To promote knowledge of the functions, resources, services, and needs of the New Braunfels Public Library and to foster closer relations between the library and the citizens of New Braunfels and the surrounding area
To help change lives through the power of work. Goodwill provides career training and placement assistance for employment. We support our programs through profits generated through the sale of donated goods by our Retail business and revenue from staffing solutions managed by our Contract Services business. We invest our earnings in educational programs provided through our Good Careers Academy, Good Careers Centers and Good Choices services.
To promote the enjoyment and conservation of a unique natural phenomenon by encouraging responsible, quality access opportunities through adademic partnerships, economic initiatives and citizen involvement.
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
To provide critically needed services, nutrition, home safety repairs, environmental improvement, and companionship to senior citizens in the Canyon Lake/Comal County Area
Dedicated to the collection, conservation, preservation and display of materials associated with the natural and cultural history of the Texas Hill Country and the education of visitors using its collections.
To create access to good, healthy food to those in need in our community and surrounding areas as well as providing hope, and dignity to those residents, and by advocating to increase awareness of hunger in the community through collaborative action.
Promoting Independence, Community Integration, and Recovery
To provide exemplary care, comfort and education to all affected by life-limiting illness, grief and loss
Hope Hospice
Howard Payne University is a Christ-centered academic community dedicated to excellence by developing and equipping the whole person for intellectual inquiry, personal and professional integrity, and service to God and humanity.
To provide assistance with capital improvements to the facility for the residential therapeutic program serving abused and neglected girls in the foster care system
New Braunfels Christian Ministries is a Christ-centered non-profit that shares the love of Jesus by meeting tangible needs in our local community by providing after-school education, primary medical care, and healthy food options.
Provisions seeks to assist individuals and families who are struggling to meet the basic needs of day-to-day living, and to improve their quality of life.
To foster, promote and increase musical knowledge and appreciation by the public, including students, through educational activities
The New Braunfels Area Community Foundation connects people who care with causes that matter for the enduring benefit of our community.
The Citizens Police Academy is a unique learning experience conducted by the Police Department and designed to give citizens a better understanding of the operation and mission of their local Police Department.
To provide reduced fee, Christian-based counseling services to the New Braunfels community.
To support affordable, accessible housing opportunities for residents of New Braunfels experiencing housing instability
NB Housing Partners
JAWS Skatepark
To secure private funding to meet the library's needs for program development and improvement of services and facilities that are not normally met by public funding.
Sharing the love of Jesus by providing healthy groceries to families with school-aged kids.
To help transform at-risk students who appear to be destined for failure into children with hope, confidence and passing grades
NBCM- Kids' Club
To serve the health and wellness needs of the medically underserved in our community by providing quality, compassionate and personalized care in a faith-based, caring environment
To provide a comprehensive and supportive employability skills training program and link the client population with potential employers
To provide one strong, collective voice for the nonprofit sector.
To educate and encourage women and men to choose life, to make positive sexual choices, and to bring healing to those who have been affected by abortion
To encourage and improve literacy and socialization skills for struggling and at-risk pre-K through 5th grade students through pairing mentors and trained service dogs in a one-on-one program that is positive, nurturing and motivational.
Organization that offers experiential nature and science learning opportunities to the children and families of central Texas.
The RSVP of South Central Texas has a dual purpose of engaging persons 55 and older in volunteer service to meet critical community needs and to provide a high quality experience that will enrich the lives of the volunteers.
To encourage, educate, train and organize people who have received services from mental health systems to advocate for themselves and to support each other
Empowering the blind and visually-impaired.
The Salvation Army, an international movement , is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible . Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination
To fight hunger in southwest Texas through food distributions, programs, education and advocacy
Sexual Assault Response Team Operations
SART Foundation
To preserve and inspire an interest in the history and culture of the New Braunfels area and promote the community's rich historical legacy
To provide access to quality tennis programs and resources for all ages
Transforming the lives of abused and at-risk children, young adults and families by empowering them to create new chances, new choices and new hope in a caring community.
To rescue abused, abandoned, and neglected children of all races and faiths from the vicious cycle of child abuse
Transforming the lives of abused and at-risk children, young adults and families by empowering them to create new chances, new choices and new hope in a caring community.
To show the love of Christ by providing high quality services and solutions to individuals, who are ready to change habits, paradigms, and behaviors to work toward total life prosperity
Tejas Smiles is a charitable organization founded by volunteer licensed professionals who passionately understand the critical need for lifetime dental care.
We build wheelchair ramps for disabled or elderly people who can’t afford to buy one
To help women in crisis pregnancies and to support families in desperate need who have small children
To improve the quality of life through addressing public health needs and critical education issues
To empower families to master the lifelong challenges associated with pediatric transplantations
To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all
Introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith.
Young Life
To provide financial assistance to adoptive families, as well as to projects concerning foster and orphan care.
We provide shelter, care, sustenance and superior programs to enrich the lives of seniors of Central and South Texas. We are motivated by a faith-based commitment to honor and dignify life.
To promote effective broad-based advocacy for protection and preservation of the Edwards Aquifer, its springs, watersheds, and the Texas Hill Country that sustains it.
Canine Classmates serves to encourage and improve literacy skills for struggling and at risk pre-K through 5th grade students by pairing them with mentors and trained service dogs in a one-on-one program that is positive, nurturing and motivational.
SOW Healthy’s mission is to promote awareness and inspire engagement in health and wellness across generations and communities.
SOW Healthy
By providing sports and recreation programs not typically available to children with special needs, Kinetic Kids intends to foster the development of courage, self-esteem, pride and joy so these children can achieve new possibilities previously unimaginable.
The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute for Texas provides high quality, nonpartisan and objective policy research and development to improve mental health services in Texas. It’s about more than funding at the state level. It’s about leveraging our resources statewide at a grassroots level – sharing best practices, making resources available, accessing information, building protocol – and then using that information to help those who need it most.
Meadows MHPI
Recovery Werks! provides recovery support services, in a safe and nurturing environment. They look to partner with community organizations to facilitate access to resources and develop a strong community support network to enhance recovery success while identify support gaps and developing resources to improve recovery support services for those in need. They educate the public about the disease of addiction, the consequences of untreated addiction, and the various pathways of recovery.
The CIAF is a new partner organization working along the I-35 corridor between San Antonio and Austin to begin organizing to address the pressures families are facing in our area.