Grants

The McKenna Foundation has been blessed with the stewardship of significant resources. As a result, the Foundation will, on scheduled intervals, request grant applications from organizations who address community needs within Comal County. 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 strategic effectiveness of each proposal.

the McKenna Foundation accepts applications from verified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that serve residents of New Braunfels and Comal County. In addition, the foundation has a geographic limitation that requires grant funds be used in Comal County.

2019 Grant Framework

  • Strategic Grants

    purpose statement

    Provide course-changing funding to unmet needs in the community.

    LOI required and accepted at any time

    Funding Areas

    • Mental and Behavioral Health
    • Capacity Building
  • Basic Living Needs

    purpose statement

    Assist individuals and families in crisis situations with services and intervention that lead to decreased dependence.

    Application due 6/5/19

    Funding Areas

    • Financial Assistance
    • Workforce/Employability
    • Food Assistance
    • Housing Instability/Assistance
    • Transportation
  • Health

    purpose statement

    Provide accessible care that leads to healthy bodies and minds.

    Application due 6/5/19

    Funding Areas

    • Physical Health
    • Mental Health
    • Health Care Support Services
    • Access to Care
  • Education

    purpose statement

    Improve quality of life through quality education.

    Application due 8/21/2019

    Funding Areas

    • School Readiness
    • Education Access and Support
    • After School Programs
    • Literacy Programs
  • Family Relationships

    purpose statement

    Empower every generation with skills and support to strengthen the family bond.

    Application due 8/21/2019

    Funding Areas

    • Youth Development
    • Parenting Support
    • Abuse/Neglect Prevention & Recovery
    • Senior Services
  • Community Development

    purpose statement

    Increase opportunities for activity, enrichment and engagement within our community.

    By invitation only

    Funding Areas

    • Arts Programs
    • Parks and Recreation
    • Development of Public Spaces and Services

*Strategic grants will be introduced or approved at the Board meeting most appropriate for the request.

Grant Application Forms

The McKenna Foundation does not make grant awards directly to individuals. Additionally, funds are not provided for legislative lobbying or political purposes, for projects of organizations that primarily benefit their own members or adherents or for indirect costs or payments to a national affiliate of a local organization.

McKenna is active in providing services to enhance the health and well-being of the New Braunfels community, serving as a partner and resource to others who share our goals — now and for future generations.

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