Walker Area Community Foundation Grant

Grants to Walker County Area, Alabama Nonprofits,
Schools, and Colleges for Community Benefit Programs

GrantWatch ID#: 173526
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Walker Area Community Foundation


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Grants to Walker County area, Alabama nonprofits, colleges, universities, schools, and public libraries for programs that focus on the areas of children and youth, arts and humanities, education, elder care, environment, health and medicine, recreation, and social welfare. Funding is intended to support requests that address a critical community need.

Preference is given to requests for partial funding of projects rather than full support. Sound and realistic financial planning must underlie any request.

In order to make the greatest impact with the funds available, the Foundation prefers requests that address a critical community need. Applying organizations/proposals must:

- Get to the root causes of a problem
- Not duplicate existing services unless they serve a population not already being served
- Be pilot projects which, if successful, can be expanded to serve a wider population or be duplicated by other organizations
- Involve collaboration and cooperation with other organizations and agencies
- Include an effective mechanism for measuring the impact of The Community Foundation’s investment.

Applicants will not be funded on an ongoing annual basis unless the terms of the grant specifically provide for multi-year funding.

Qualified 501c3 nonprofit organizations may apply to the foundation for funding.

The Walker Area Community Foundation's mission is to improve the quality of life for the people of Walker County and the surrounding area.

No grants are made to or for:

- Individuals
- Religious Organizations for religious purposes
- Dinners, Balls or other Ticketed Events
- Political Purposes
- Lobbying Activities
- Replacement of Government Grants or Funding
- Endowments or Other Discretionary Pools

Requests from public school systems must come from the superintendent's office. If the request is for an individual school, it must be for a pilot project that, if successful, would be duplicated in other schools in the system.

Requests from large organizations with many branches or departments (e.g. colleges, universities, the YMCA and public libraries) must come through the development or president's office and have the approval of the head of that office.

Ordinarily, grants are not made for:

- Operating expenses unless they are for the initial stages of a pilot project.
- Program expenses that occur on a regular basis. (e.g. annual workshop series, regularly needed medical equipment or patient care)
- Regularly supported activities of fundraising organizations.

The requesting organization should:

- Demonstrate the expertise and experience necessary to accomplish the project
- Operate under sound financial principles
- Have a future funding plan
- Have a solid base of community and financial support to insure the future of the organization and program

Application Submission Information:

- Deadlines are March 1st and September 1st of each calendar year.
- Applications must be submitted online.
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Frequency of Application:

- Organizations that have received grants must wait one calendar year before submitting another request.
- Ordinarily, an organization receiving multi-year support may not apply for another grant until the final payment on the multi-year grant is made.
- Applicants who are not successful in receiving funds must wait at one year to reapply, and should not reapply at that time unless the terms of the request have changed materially from the original request.


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

Register and apply online:

Physical Address:
611 8th Avenue
Jasper, AL 35501

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 171
Jasper, AL 35502

Other Options:
Phone: (205) 302-0001
Fax: (205) 302-0424

Alaina Hallmark, Administrative Coordinator

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USA: Alabama: Walker County and the surrounding area

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