New Braunfels’ McKenna Foundation awarded $759,852 in grants to 18 Comal County nonprofits specializing in health and education programs.
First-time recipient Acacia Medical Mission received a $20,000 grant for a faith-based clinic that will provide health care to uninsured and underinsured people in western Comal County.
Funding will help underwrite the salary of a medical outreach program coordinator who will facilitate mobile support services to serve clients in remote locations.
Project MEND received $15,000 to provide refurbished, donated medical equipment and assistive technologies for low-income residents.
Other recipients include Any Baby Can, Bulverde Spring Branch Emergency Services, Canine Classmates, Children’s Advocacy Center of Comal County, Communities in Schools of South Central Texas, Community Action Inc. of Central Texas, Friends of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Foundation, Friends of the New Braunfels Public Library, Hill Country MHDD Centers, Kinetic Kids Inc., New Braunfels Firefighters Charity Association, RecoveryWerks!, River City Advocacy and Counseling Center, The SHARE Center, Texas Ramp Project and New Braunfels Christian Ministries.
“Access to mental and physical health care and educational opportunities are cornerstones of a person’s ability to thrive,” said McKenna Foundation CEO Alice Jewell. “Many times, nonprofits fill a gap or go the extra mile that others aren’t able to do. McKenna values programs operated by nonprofits that contribute to the community in this way, and we celebrate the creative and professional approaches they use to impact people who need help.”
So far this year, the McKenna Foundation has gifted about $1.95 million in grants to 35 nonprofit organizations in Comal County.
McKenna began making grants to community nonprofits in 2009 and has since awarded about $28.4 million in grants to nonprofit organizations serving New Braunfels and Comal County residents.