Beyond the fundraising: Creating the lasting gift

October 26, 2018

As 2018 winds down, many nonprofits will begin taking a look at their year-end numbers, donation totals, and fundraising results for this year. But the New Year may bring a sense of foreboding, even for those nonprofits which experienced successful fundraisers in 2018. Nonprofit fundraiser professionals know that even after a successful season, the cycle [read more…]

Applications now open for arts grants

September 25, 2018

The New Braunfels Area Community Foundation is excited to open the application process for the second-annual Community Endowment for the Arts Fund grants. Up to four $1,000 grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations grounded in the visual, creative or performing arts in New Braunfels and Comal County. Applications will be accepted online at [read more…]

How to become a philanthropist and donate thousands in your first year

August 23, 2018

Ever wanted to give back to a charity but thought you might not be able to give enough to make a difference? Every little bit counts, but two local groups are using a process of collective giving to make sure a little bit goes a long way. Both groups will kick off their membership drives [read more…]

Weekend Food for Kids Video

August 13, 2018

Scholarship fund pays it forward by jump starting education

July 24, 2018

Submitted by Karl and Beth Hittle In 2015, my wife Beth and I created the Karl and Beth Hittle Scholarship Fund with the New Braunfels Area Community Foundation. We love New Braunfels, and we wanted to give back to the community while promoting education. It was a way for us to give back to the [read more…]

Renewing Your NB Women GO Membership

July 20, 2018

To renew your membership with your existing account information, or to update your account information, please send an email to

Planning underway for New Braunfels’ 175th anniversary celebration

July 9, 2018

Submitted by the New Braunfels Area Community Foundation Special to the Herald-Zeitung, July 4, 2018 “What an earthly paradise could be created here.” — Dr. Ferdinand Von Roemer, 1845, New Braunfels, Texas It may seem like a long way away, but it will be here before you know it. Birthdays are like that. In 2020, [read more…]

Public invited to Independence Day weekend celebration

Submitted by New Braunfels Area Community Foundation Special to the Herald-Zeitung, June 29, 2018 Now in its 18th year, the SS American Memorial Independence Day Celebration Weekend will feature a barbecue cookoff, Founding Fathers Memorial Service and live music from the 323rd Army Band “Fort Sam’s Own” on June 29 and 30 at the Lazy [read more…]

Funding charitable contributions with your RMD

May 24, 2018

Are you 70½ years of age or older and struggling with the requirement of taking mandatory distributions from your IRA? Have you considered funding your charitable contributions with your required minimum distribution (RMD)? Perhaps you should. Charitable gifts made directly from your IRA will count towards your RMD for the next year. While your gift [read more…]

NB Women GO members announce recipients of community grants

April 27, 2018

  NB Women GO members announced the nonprofit recipients of six community grants during a live voting event on April 26 at Milltown Historic District. The members of the women’s giving circle awarded grants in five categories. The recipients include: River City Advocacy, $7,500 – Arts/Culture Category CASA, $3,750 – Family/Children Category Wunderbar/Tejas Smiles, $3,750 [read more…]