The New Braunfels Community Foundation, in partnership with the Greater New Braunfels Arts Council, awarded grants to five local arts nonprofits during a reception on Nov. 12 at the Center for the Arts in Gruene Lake Village.
As part of the Community Endowment for the Arts Fund grant program, applicants were required to be nonprofit organizations grounded in the visual, creative or performing arts in New Braunfels and Comal County.
The 2019 recipients include:
Funds will be used for hosting Saengerfest in 2020 in conjunction with NB 175th Anniversary celebration including housing for guest singers, venue rental and publicity
Upgrade PA system
Continue to grow program and help cover costs of instruments and teachers
Grow art therapy program and help cover cost of supplies and instruction
Arts supplies and teachers for children who have expressed through their counselors a desire for art expression
This is the third season of grant awards from the Community Endowment for the Arts Fund. This year, there were 19 applicants. The fund was established with NBCF in 2016, through matching funding from the McKenna Foundation, and the Fall into Art Month activities in October. The long-term goal of the fund is to establish a recurring funding source for the arts, providing a sustainable, culturally rich environment and arts education in the community.