Sarita Kenedy East established The John G. and Marie Stella Kenedy Memorial Foundation with the mission to support and fund mostly Catholic educational, charitable, and religious activities primarily in South Texas.
Two Major Categories: Sectarian and Non-Sectarian
The Foundation gives grants in two distinct categories, Sectarian and Non-Sectarian. Nearly 90% of the total charitable contributions given are to Sectarian entities, primarily Catholic schools and churches. As the pie charts demonstrate, education has been strongly favored in recent grant-giving cycles, including Catholic schools, Catholic universities and public universities, all within the State of Texas. Health and human services are also favored, in keeping with the Foundation’s core values. The charts below represent grant funding as of 12/31/2018.