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.
Grant Framework-2020 info coming soon
Provide course-changing funding to unmet needs in the community.LOI required and accepted at any time
- Mental and Behavioral Health
- Capacity Building
Basic Living Needs
Assist individuals and families in crisis situations with services and intervention that lead to decreased dependence.
- Financial Assistance
- Food Assistance
- Housing Instability/Assistance
Provide accessible care that leads to healthy bodies and minds.
- Physical Health
- Mental Health
- Health Care Support Services
- Access to Care
Improve quality of life through quality education.
- School Readiness
- Education Access and Support
- After School Programs
- Literacy Programs
Empower every generation with skills and support to strengthen the family bond.
- Youth Development
- Parenting Support
- Abuse/Neglect Prevention & Recovery
- Senior Services
Increase opportunities for activity, enrichment and engagement within our community.
- 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
2020 Responsive Grant Application Coming Soon
2020 Reporting Documents Coming Soon
2020 Strategic Grant Application Coming Soon
2020 Capacity Building Grant Application Coming Soon
Grant questions or submissions
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.