NB Women Go awards $37,500 in grants to New Braunfels nonprofits in first year of giving

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NB Women GO, a local women’s giving circle, awarded six local nonprofits with community grants in five categories on April 26 during a live voting event at Milltown Historic District.

The grant awardees are as follows:

• River City Advocacy, $7,500 – Arts/Culture Category
• CASA, $3,750 – Family/Children Category
• Wunderbar/Tejas Smiles, $3,750 – Family/Children Category
• STEPS, $7,500 – Education Category
• Humane Society of the New Braunfels Area, $7,500 – Animal Welfare Category
• Comal County Habitat for Humanity, $7,500 – Preservation/Environment Category

“It’s so exciting to be able to give $37,500 our first year,” said Tammy Pfeuffer, NB Women GO leadership team member. “I can hardly wait to add more women to this group and be able to give even more grants to the many deserving organizations in Comal County.”

More than 50 members of NB Women GO attended the event and listened to presentations about 22 causes in the New Braunfels area before voting in each category.

The nonprofit grant recipients address a wide range of community needs, including helping individuals end the cycle of poverty (STEPS); meeting the dental health needs of families and individuals (Tejas Smiles); serving as advocates for children (CASA); providing housing stability for families (Habitat for Humanity); providing art therapy (River City Advocacy); and animal sheltering (Humane Society of the New Braunfels Area).

NB Women GO, a branch of the New Braunfels Area Community Foundation, kicked off its membership drive in September 2017 and has grown to more than 50 memberships. The group pools its $1,000 per year membership dues to award annual grants to nonprofits in the New Braunfels and Comal County area.

Any woman interested in helping to do good in Comal County can become a member of the group. The annual membership due may be shared by up to four women.

Each membership gets one vote and may nominate a local nonprofit to receive a grant. To learn more, visit www.nbacf.org or contact Betty Taylor by calling 830-606-9597 or emailing betty@nbacf.org.

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Rachel Nelson
Rachel Nelson is editor of the New Braunfels edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She covers local business, new development, city and county government, health care, education and transportation. Rachel relocated to Central Texas from Amarillo in 2009 and is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
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