Kronkosky Charitable Foundation Grant

Albert & Bessie Mae Kronkosky Charitable Foundation

Grant amount: Up to US $1,000,000

Next anticipated deadline: Jan 5, 2019 (Letter of inquiry)

Later anticipated deadlines: Apr 13, 2019 (Letter of inquiry), Jul 6, 2019 (Letter of inquiry), Aug 31, 2019 (Letter of inquiry)

Applicant type: Nonprofit College / University Museum/Library/Zoo

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research, General Operating Expense, Applied Project / Program, Capital Project

Location of project: Counties in Texas: Bandera County, Bexar County, Comal County, Kendall County

Location of residency: United States

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Note:  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. Letters of Inquiry received on or before the deadlines above and accepted for submission of a full proposal will be considered at the next Distribution Committee meeting. Agencies submitting Letters of Inquiry for the Distribution Committee meeting and 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.

The mission of the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation is “ To produce profound good that is tangible and measurable...”. The Foundation therefore makes evaluation an integral part of the requirements for nonprofit organizations that receive grants.

The Kronkosky Charitable Foundation was established by a Trust Agreement dated January 7, 1991. The Foundation received its principal funding of $295 million as a distribution from the estate of Mr. Albert Kronkosky, Jr. in August 1997.

The Foundation supports programs that directly affect persons living in Bandera, Bexar, Comal, and Kendall counties. 

Program Areas

Health and Human Services
  • To improve the quality of life for the elderly and those with disabilities by helping them to be healthy and productive members of the communities in which they live.
  • To develop character and self-reliance in young persons through organized activities founded on traditional values of respect and responsibility.
  • To free children from abuse and neglect.
  • To improve the health of persons living in Bandera, Bexar, Comal and Kendall counties in Texas through selected medical research efforts.

Arts and Culture

  • To foster meaningful cultural activities and broaden public participation therein.
  • To expand or improve the public use of information and learning available through museums and libraries.

Other Programs

  • To expand or improve public parks, zoos and wildlife sanctuaries and broaden the use of such facilities.
  • To prevent cruelty to animals.
  • To assist victims of public disasters in Texas.

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  • Only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that have become GuideStar Exchange Program Members at the Silver or Gold level, a free service provided by GuideStar
    • The purposes of this requirement are to increase the transparency of nonprofit organizations in our service area and to reduce paperwork associated with grant applications.
  • The Foundation has a geographic limitation that requires that grant funds be used in Bandera, Bexar, Comal, and Kendall counties in Texas.
    • Provided the project funds requested from the Foundation will be spent in one or more of these counties, and benefit primarily residents of those counties, your organization is eligible to apply.


  • Meaningful non-governmental support representative of broad community support is an important factor in the decision making process of the Foundation.


  • As a general rule, the Foundation does not fund economic development, annual fund and fundraising event sponsorships (i.e. tables and teams), political or lobbying activities, or religious organizations for sectarian purposes.
  • Types of proposals that generally will not be considered include the following:
    • Endowments, unless initiated by the Foundation
    • Loans or loan guarantees

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