Foundation / Corporation
08/22/18 5:00 PM Receipt - Basic Living Needs and Strategic Grants Only
Grants to Texas nonprofit organizations for activities that address community needs in New Braunfels and Comal County. Funding is intended for the focus areas of basic needs, physical and mental health, education, youth, family, and senior services, community development, and capacity building.
Funding area details:
Strategic Grants: Provide course-changing funding to unmet needs in the community. Focus areas include:
- Mental and behavioral health
- Capacity building
Basic Living Needs: Grants to assist individuals and families in crisis situations with services and intervention that lead to decreased dependence. Focus areas include:
- Financial Assistance
- Workforce or Employability
- Food Assistance
- Housing Instability or Assistance
Health: Provide accessible care that leads to healthy bodies and minds. Focus areas include:
- Physical health
- Mental health
- Healthcare support services
- Access to care
Education: Grants to improve the quality of life through quality education. Focus areas include:
- School readiness
- Education access and support
- After school programs
- Literacy programs
Family Relationships: Grants to empower every generation with skills and support to strengthen the family bond. Focus areas include:
- Youth Development
- Parenting Support
- Abuse or Neglect Prevention and Recovery
- Senior Services
Community Development: Grants to increase opportunities for activity, enrichment, and engagement within the community. Focus areas include:
- Arts Programs
- Parks and Recreation
- Development of Public Spaces and Services
GrantWatch ID#: 180013
The McKenna Foundation accepts applications from 501(c)(3) verified nonprofit organizations that serve residents of New Braunfels and Comal County.
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.
Strategic Grants: An LOI is required and is accepted at any time. Strategic grants will be introduced or approved at the Board meeting most appropriate for the request. Strategic Planning LOIs should be submitted via email to Alice Jewell. Based on review of the LOIs, the Foundation will invite selected applicants to submit a full application for the program or project described in the LOI
Basic Living Needs:
- Application due: 3/21/18
- Review at: May meeting
Health and Education
- Application due: 6/20/18
- Review at August meeting
Family Relationships and Community Development
- Application due: 8/22/18
- Review at October meeting
Deliver or mail the proposal to the McKenna Foundation. If mailing, please ensure the proposal will be received by 5:00 pm on the grant submission due date.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Strategic grant LOIs should be submitted by email to Alice Jewell at the email address given below.
Deliver or mail the application to:
The McKenna Foundation
801 W. San Antonio St.
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Alice Jewell, Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (830) 606-9500
Fax: (830) 606-9581
USA: Texas: New Braunfels and Comal County