Community Impact Fund

The Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country’s aim is to improve the quality of life for area residents. We work hard to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to our care and strive to make grant decisions that not only promote solutions to community challenges, but also build the capacity of nonprofits to collaboratively partner with others to improve the quality of life.

In 2019, the Community Foundation granted $1.7 million divided among 504 organizations; they were categorized as:

Arts & Heritage$112,0678%
Basic Human Needs$165,25010%
Community Benefit$306,14718%
Youth Development$705,60742%

Of the $1.7 million, 77% was advised by Community Foundation donors who have funds held at the Foundation. The remaining 23% was recommended by Foundation’s Board of Trustees and its staff.

For 2020, the Community Foundation will continue to make grants, as advised by its donors and fundholders. Through June 30, 2020, donors have advised $1.7 million in grants to local organizations.

Traditionally, the Foundation has also offered an annual competitive grant cycle called the Community Impact Fund. This opportunity has accepted applications from qualified nonprofits, has reviewed them by volunteer committee, and has awarded grants.

This year is different, and the Community Foundation decided to use the Community Impact Fund to make proactive grants to local organizations providing the essential needs of food and healthcare to local residents. The Fund’s $126,000 in available grant dollars were distributed to the following:

  • Arthur Nagel Community Clinic - $12,000
  • Silver Sage Senior Center - $12,500
  • Dietert Center - $12,500
  • Golden Hub Senior Center - $12,500
  • Good Samaritan Health Center - $12,000
  • Hill Country Crisis Council - $10,000
  • Hill Country Mission for Health - $12,000
  • K’STAR - $10,000
  • Kendall County Women’s Shelter - $10,000
  • New Hope Counseling Center - $10,000
  • Rainbow Senior Center - $12,500

The Community Impact Fund will be open again in Spring 2021.

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