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McKenna Foundation Grants

Grants to Texas Nonprofits in New Braunfels and Comal County for
Basic Needs, Health, Education, Family Services, and Community

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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McKenna Foundation

Deadline Date:

08/23/17 5:00 PM Receipt - Family Relationships and Community Development Programs Only


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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/Employability
- Food Assistance
- Housing Instability/Assistance
- Transportation

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/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#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180013

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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.

Pre-Application Information:


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.

Basic Living Needs:
- Application due: March 22, 2017
- Review at: May meeting

Health and Education
- Application due: June 21, 2017
- Review at August meeting

Family Relationships and Community Development
- Application due: August 23, 2017
- Review at October meeting

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Strategic Planning LOIs should be submitted via email to Alice Jewell.

Deliver or mail the proposal to:

The McKenna Foundation
801 W. San Antonio St.
New Braunfels, TX 78130

Alice Jewell, Chief Executive Officer
Email: ajewell@mckenna.or

Phone: (830) 606-9500
Fax: (830) 606-9581

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Texas: New Braunfels and Comal County

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