Kronkosky

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The mission of the Foundation is to produce profound good that is tangible and measurable in Bandera, Bexar, Comal, and Kendall counties in Texas by implementing the Kronkoskys' charitable purposes.

Key Program Areas

Health Services

Health and Human Services

To improve the quality of life and contribute to a social safety net for individuals in our counties of interest; including the elderly, children and youth, and those living with illness and/or disabilities.

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Culture

Arts and Culture

To foster meaningful arts and cultural activities; broaden public participation in the arts; and to expand or improve the public use of information and learning available through museums and libraries.

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Other Programs

Other Programs

To expand or improve public parks, zoos, and wildlife sanctuaries; to prevent cruelty to animals and to assist victims of public disasters in Texas.

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The focus of the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation is to support programs, projects and collaborative efforts that reach as many people as possible; involve the persons served in developing solutions; raise expectations; build self-esteem; develop personal and organizational capacity; encourage innovation; and make use of technology.
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Am I eligible for a Grant?

The Foundation makes grants only to corporate organizations that are exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation will not make grants to individuals or for-profit organizations. In addition, the Foundation has a geographic limitation that requires that grant funds be used in Bandera, Bexar, Comal, and Kendall counties in Texas.

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Letters of Inquiry

Letters of Inquiry should clearly articulate your organization’s request and what you expect to accomplish. An outline is provided to help you compose your letter.

Letters of Inquiry will only be accepted from 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that have become GuideStar Exchange Program Members at the Silver or Gold level, a free service of Guidestar.

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What is the review process once my Letter of Inquiry is received?

Upon receipt of your letter, we will determine whether or not it meets our guidelines and Program Goals. If it does not, you will be immediately notified in writing. If your Letter of Inquiry does meet our requirements, it will be reviewed by staff within 14 days of receipt. If accepted to proceed to the next stage of review, a Grants Manager will send you an application package as well as a timeline for your submission of the grant proposal.

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Since Inception

2,745

Grants

454

Nonprofit Organizations

$266.7

million

Sunset of the

Precious Minds, New Connections (PMNC) Initiative

Precious Minds, New Connections (PMNC) was the first strategic initiative of the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation launched in late 1999. The goal of PMNC was to affect the life of every child born in our funding area in a positive manner. Through research expert analysis and community input, we concluded that parenting education was the most effective and efficient approach to achieve this goal. Parenting education enables parents to understand early childhood development and realistic expectations for child behavior. The Initiative was carried out through annual grants to a variety of agencies and collaboratives in the Foundation’s service covering Bandera, Bexar, Comal and Kendall counties. Total Kronkosky Charitable Foundation funding for this initiative was $48,162,310.

The Foundation Distribution Committee and staff express our sincerest gratitude to all the agencies and educators for their dedication to the Precious Minds, New Connections Parenting Education Program. They have left a lasting legacy of devotion to early intervention efforts in our communities to prevent child abuse.

A full report of the program is available in the Grant Evaluations Section of this website (Search Evaluation Summaries: Search by Organization, Kronkosky Charitable Foundation.)

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Over the course of the Initiative,

  • 36 separate community organizations served as lead agencies in conducting the parenting classes
  • 521 PMNC Educators were trained in at least one of the approved curricula
  • PMNC classes were conducted at a total of 1,466 separate locations
  • There were a total of 83,337 participants registered
  • 6,416 enrolled in home-based programs
  • 76,921 enrolled in site-based programs
  • 60,923 individuals who enrolled in PMNC Parenting Education graduated from the program
  • The cumulative graduation rate for the Initiative was 73%

What's New

ONLINE Letters of Inquiry

The Foundation is now accepting Letters of Inquiry submitted through our online portal. Once an applicant has created an account, all of the information required can be entered into the online form. The applicant will receive a confirmation email and a copy of the contents of the submitted Letter of Inquiry. The system allows for applicants to begin a letter, stop at any time during the process, and pick up were they left off at a later time (within 120 days) without losing any previously entered information. Once a letter has been submitted, no further action on the part of the applicant is required. Visit our Grants section for more information and a direct link to the portal.  

Distribution Committee Meeting

The Foundation's next Distribution Committee meeting is scheduled for March 6, 2018. Letters of Inquiry received on or before January 5, 2018 and accepted for submission of a full proposal will be considered at the March 2018 meeting. Agencies submitting Letters of Inquiry for the March 2018 meeting which are received in the two weeks prior to the deadline date may have less time to complete a proposal if a proposal is requested by the Foundation.

 

On November 28, 2017 the Foundation’s Distribution Committee approved $2,825,271 of grants to 20 organizations.

 

The details on these and other grants by the Foundation may be found in the Awarded Grants section of this website.


 

 

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