Kronkosky Charitable Foundation Grant

Albert & Bessie Mae Kronkosky Charitable Foundation

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

Next deadline: Mar 15, 2019 (Letter of inquiry)

Later deadlines: Jul 6, 2019 (Letter of inquiry), Aug 31, 2019 (Letter of inquiry), Dec 7, 2019 (Letter of inquiry)

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building, 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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Overview:

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.

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

Health and Human Services

Program Goals

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.

Proposals of particular interest to the Foundation are as follows:

  • Projects aimed at increasing the awareness of the elderly and those with disabilities about available resources of existing programs within their communities and providing assistance in accessing such programs.
  • Projects aimed at improving the safety and security of the elderly and those with disabilities in their place of residence.
  • Projects that create opportunities for the elderly and those with disabilities to interact with children and their families in activities that are consistent with other program goals of the Foundation.
  • Programs that improve the mental health of the elderly and those with disabilities.
  • Programs that use proven models of success to extend existing resources or to develop new and innovative services aimed at the under-served among the elderly and those with disabilities.
  • Programs with proven success in the treatment of alcoholism, particularly those aimed at preventing the abuse of children and the elderly.
  • Projects that combine under-utilized church, school, or other facilities and neighborhood resources to extend needed services within neighborhoods with an emphasis on the prevention of child abuse, the character development of children, and the quality of life for the elderly.
  • Projects that provide opportunities for persons with disabilities to participate in organized recreational activities.
  • Programs that provide temporary care for persons with disabilities.
  • Programs that use technology to develop the self-esteem of the elderly and/or persons with disabilities by giving them access to information that leads to job opportunities, provides needed medical and counseling assistance, and counteracts the adverse impacts of isolation. 
  • Projects that support the use of animals in assisting the elderly and those with disabilities.
  • Projects that provide personal advocates for the elderly and those with disabilities who suffer from abuse and neglect.

To develop character and self-reliance in young persons through organized activities founded on traditional values of respect and responsibility.

Proposals of particular interest to the Foundation are as follows:

  • Projects that increase the involvement of young persons in proven programs that develop self-esteem and that expose them to the values of respect and responsibility.
  • Projects aimed at identifying, recruiting, and developing leadership skills in parents who are willing to become actively involved in organized youth activities in neighborhoods and schools.
  • Projects that engage at-risk youth in activities that develop self-esteem and that provide a viable alternative to participation in violence, substance abuse, or other destructive behaviors. 
  • Projects that expose youth to camping and other outdoor recreational activities.
  • Projects that strengthen intergenerational ties within neighborhoods. 
  • Projects that help young persons establish higher expectations for themselves and set long-term goals for their lives.

To free children from abuse and neglect.

Proposals of particular interest to the Foundation are as follows:

  • Programs aimed at increasing the availability and accessibility of appropriate pre-natal care.
  • Programs that provide parenting education and other related services to families of young children, particularly single parents in low-income households.
  • Programs aimed at changing individual and family behaviors that are known to lead to an environment characterized by abuse and neglect of children.
  • Projects that educate young persons about the nature of abusive relationships and what they should do if they are being abused.
  • Projects that provide transitional residential settings and/or counseling for victims of domestic violence where children are present.
  • Projects that provide personal advocates for children who suffer 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.

Proposals of particular interest to the Foundation are as follows:

  • Seed money grants for innovative medical research aimed at diseases and behaviors that have a higher incidence among persons living in Bandera, Bexar, Comal, and Kendall counties in Texas as compared to the general population in the United States.

Arts & Culture

Program Goals

To foster meaningful cultural activities and broaden public participation therein.

Proposals of particular interest to the Foundation are as follows:

  • Projects that are designed to establish the long-term viability of cultural activities and broaden participation from all parts of the communities served.
  • Projects that are aimed at facilitating the study of music, dance, theater, the visual arts, and other cultural activities by young persons who lack the parental encouragement or financial support needed to pursue the development of recognizable talent.
  • Projects that increase attendance at cultural activities by persons whose participation is largely limited by lack of financial resources, familial support, or the presence of disabilities.
  • Projects that encourage continuing interaction between those in cultural organizations and public schools for the purposes of exposing children to the arts.
  • Projects that attract national and international cultural or artistic exhibits and events.

To expand or improve the public use of information and learning available through museums and libraries.

Proposals of particular interest to the Foundation are as follows:

  • Projects that are designed to establish the long-term viability of public museums and expand their use by those from all parts of the communities served.
  • Projects that use technology to provide linkages to rural communities in Bandera, Bexar, Comal, and Kendall counties of Texas.
  • Projects that increase attendance at museums and libraries by persons whose participation is largely limited by lack of financial resources, familial support, or the presence of disabilities.
  • Projects that use technology to make information that is normally found in such facilities more available in the homes or neighborhood settings of the elderly, persons with disabilities, and the parents of young children.
  • Projects that support museum and library programs or exhibits that promote awareness of issues related to the elderly, those with disabilities, child abuse, and the preservation of natural areas.

Other Program Goals

Program Goals

To expand or improve public parks, zoos, and wildlife sanctuaries and broaden the use of such facilities.

Proposals of particular interest to the Foundation are as follows:

  • Projects that increase the use of public park facilities and zoos.
  • Projects that make parks more accessible and secure for family recreation.
  • Projects that protect and preserve wildlife and natural areas.

To prevent cruelty to animals.

Proposals of particular interest to the Foundation are as follows:

  • Projects that promote responsible pet ownership.
  • Projects aimed at reducing animal bite incidents.

To assist victims of public disasters in Texas.

Proposals of particular interest to the Foundation are as follows:

  • Grants under this program goal will be initiated by the Foundation.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • The Foundation will only accept Letters of Inquiry from 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.

    Ineligibility:

    • The Foundation will not make grants to individuals or for-profit organizations
    • The Foundation does not make grants to organizations on whose Board (governing or advisory) a member of its staff serves.
    • 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.
    • Health and Human Services: Types of Health and Human Services proposals that generally will not be considered include the following:
      • Endowments, unless initiated by the Foundation
      • Debt or deficit reduction
      • Loans or loan guarantees
    • Arts & Culture: Types of Culture proposals that generally will not be considered include the following:
      • Endowments, unless initiated by the Foundation
      • Loans or loan guarantees
    • Other program goals: Types of Other Program proposals that generally will not be considered include the following:
      • Endowments, unless initiated by the Foundation
      • Loans or loan guarantees