Grants

The McKenna Foundation’s commitment to the support of the nonprofit sector and the community remains steadfast. The recent challenges brought on by global events inspired us to carefully examine the needs and opportunities in our scope of influence. Our 2020 grant making framework is the result of data collection, conversations with partners and careful consideration of a long-term strategy. We remain committed to the progress, growth, and development of our community’s nonprofit infrastructure. This is still a time to dream and envision what’s next for your organization and our community.

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 by invitation only

  • Strategic Grants

    purpose statement

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

    LOI required and accepted at any time

    Funding Areas

    • Hunger
    • Housing
    • Mental Health
    • Services for Youth
    • Services for Adults with IDD
    • Early-Childhood Enrichment
  • Basic Living Needs

    purpose statement

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

    By Invitation Only

    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.

    By Invitation Only

    Funding Areas

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

    purpose statement

    Improve quality of life through quality education.

    By Invitation Only

    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.

    By Invitation Only

    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.

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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