Kronkosky Foundation: Texas Grants

OVERVIEW: The Kronkosky Foundation focuses on several key program areas in Texas, including health and human services, and arts & culture. Kronkosky also runs initiatives including related to early childhood.

FUNDING AREAS: Health and human services, arts and culture, animals, natural disaster relief

IP TAKE: The foundation is open to LOIs, provided that your work benefits at least one of the four Texas counties that Kronkosky focuses on.

PROFILE: Established in 1991, the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation received its principle funding from the estate of Albert Kronkosky Jr. in 1997. The Kronkosky family first moved to New Braunfels, Texas in the 1860s. The family engaged in several successful local business ventures, including the Gebhardt Chili Powder Company and the San Antonio Drug Company. In life, Albert Kronkosky, Jr. and his wife Bessie Mae Dever were active in Texas civic causes. The foundation aims to “produce profound good that is tangible and measurable in Bandera, Bexar, Comal, and Kendall counties in Texas by implementing the Kronkoskys' charitable purposes.” Grantmaking areas of interest are Health and human services, arts and culture, animals, and natural disaster relief.

The foundation makes grants in several key program areas. Its health and human services program area supports a social safety net for individuals in the counties of interest, including the elderly, children and youth, and those living with illness and/or disabilities. The Kronkosky Foundation engages in several other initiatives, including the Autism Roundtable. Another Kronkosky program area is arts and culture, which supports arts and cultural activities broadens public participation in the arts, and improves the public use of information and learning available through museums and libraries. The Kronkosky Charitable Foundation's grantmaking also aims to expand and improve public parks, zoos, and wildlife sanctuaries. The foundation also supports outfits that prevent cruelty to animals and that assist victims of public disasters in Texas.

Foundation grants tend to be between $50,000 and $500,000. See the awarded grants page of the funder’s website to learn more about past grants. The Kronkosky Charitable Foundation is focused on Texas and only a handful of counties in the state. These counties are Bandera, Bexar, Comal, and Kendall in Texas. These four counties make up the Greater San Antonio region.

For grantseekers, the process begins with submitting an LOI. The foundation only accepts letters of inquiry from 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that are GuideStar Exchange Program Members, a free service of GuideStar.org. Direct general questions to the foundation staff at 210-475-2204 or kronfndn@kronkosky.org.

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