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The missionof 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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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.

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, Gold, or Platinum 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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What's New

March 19, 2020

SUBJECT: Kronkosky Charitable Foundation New Office Hours

The Kronosky Charitable Foundation office is open for business effective July 6, 2021. Our office hours are 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM on Friday.

We are adopting a hybrid working model. The staff will work primarily from our office but some work will continue to be done remotely. The current grant cycles will remain the same and in person submission meetings are cancelled until further notice. As always, our Program Managers are accessible via phone or email.

We will continue to adapt as the situation unfolds and will post updates to our website and via our LinkedIn page (

The Kronkosky Charitable Foundation has supported Bandera, Bexar, Comal and Kendall counties for 25 years and will continue to do so safely and with intentional sensitivity to the current situation.


ONLINE Letters of Inquiry

Effective April 15, 2019, the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation will only accept Letters of Inquiry Submitted Online. Hard copy letters will be returned to sender.

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 September 7, 2021.

With the exception of special initiatives, the Foundation does not have deadlines governing the submission of Letters of Inquiry or grant proposals. Letters of Inquiry and grant proposals will be accepted throughout the year and reviewed on a rolling basis. When a grant proposal is ready for review by the Distribution Committee, it will be included on the agenda of the next meeting at which discussion time is available. Generally speaking, planning for a Distribution Committee agenda will be completed approximately one month before the meeting date.


On June 8, 2021 the Foundation’s Distribution Committee approved $2,071,500 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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Foundation Research

The thorough study of a topic so as to understand it in a detailed and accurate manner is a cornerstone of the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation. Since 1998 we have developed an approach to grant making that includes both the intellect and the heart. Each charitable area specified by the Kronkoskys has been researched thoroughly using a variety of methods.

All the information available here is shared with you in hope that you will find it useful. However, if either incorrect information is given or if important information is absent we hope that you will let us know as soon as possible. We are open to and welcome any correction you may suggest. We are sharing with you our understanding of a topic. We encourage your comments and suggestions via email.


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