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Grants to Madison County, Alabama Nonprofits for
Program, Operating, Endowment, and Capital Support

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Jane K. Lowe Charitable Foundation

Deadline Date:

06/01/18

Description:

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Grants to Madison County, Alabama nonprofit organizations for activities that positively impact local communities. Consideration will be given to requests for major capital projects, as well as endowments. Requests for program, operating, and administrative support are also eligible.

The Foundation will make grants in three tiers:

-First Tier grants will be based on the Trustees' belief that such grants will have a significant and lasting impact on the organization and the community. These grants will be approximately 35% of the funds available each year for discretionary grants.

-Second Tier grants will be based on the Trustees' belief that such grants are strategically important to the organization's growth and capability and will enable the organization to more effectively address important community needs. These grants will be approximately 35% of the funds available each year for discretionary grants.

-Third Tier grants will be based on the Trustees' belief that such grants will significantly promote programs, projects, or operations of the requesting organization. These grants will be approximately 30% of the funds available each year for discretionary grants.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 169234

Number of Grants:

The Foundation anticipates making one or two First Tier grants annually; approximately two to six Second Tier grants annually; and approximately five to ten Third Tier grants annually.

Term of Contract:

Multi-year grant commitments will not be approved.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In order to maximize the impact of available Foundation funds, the Trustees generally will limit their grant awards to charitable organizations operating in Madison County, Alabama. Requests from organizations operating outside Madison County, Alabama, will usually not be considered.

An applicant organization must be a public charity, exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code in order to be eligible.

The Foundation will not make grants:

-To individuals
-To churches and religious organizations for projects that primarily benefit their own members or adherence
-For tickets to charitable events or dinners
-For research
-For conferences or seminars
-To sponsor special events, productions, or performances
-For legislative, lobbying, or other political purposes
-To retire accumulated debt

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications should be submitted by June 1 of each year. Grants will be announced on or before July 31 of each year.

Funds from the Foundation will be disbursed after announcement of the grant awards.

More information about the Foundation may be found here:
http://www.lowefoundation.org

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mailing Address:
Jane K. Lowe Charitable Foundation
P.O. Box 348
Huntsville, Alabama 35804

Office:
307 Clinton Avenue West, Ste. 230
Huntsville, AL 35801

256-536-1231
janelowe@hiwaay.net

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama: Madison County