Foundation / Corporation
Central Alabama Community Foundation (CACF)
08/12/18 - For Cultural and Community Enhancement program areas, as well as the Clara Lull Robison Beautification Fund and Margaret & Auston Bridges Fund for Historical Preservation field of interest grants
Grants to Alabama nonprofits for programs that address community needs in family wellness, education, cultural, and community enhancement. Specific program areas include the arts, family, social services, food, shelter, medical needs, community building, and educational initiatives.
Organizations may apply from the following regions:
- Central Alabama Community Foundation, covering Lowndes, Macon and Montgomery Counties.
- Autauga Area Community Foundation, serving Autauga County;
- Elmore County Community Foundation, serving Elmore County;
- Southeast Alabama Community Foundation, serving Coffee, Dale, Geneva, Henry and Houston Counties.
Community Trust Grants
These grants shall be used to support nonprofit organizations that are improving the quality of life through Family Wellness (Family, Food, and Medical) or through Social Services, Shelter, Community Building, and/or the Arts.
Technical Assistance grants are available through the Central Alabama Community Foundation. This grant shall be used to support a nonprofit organization seeking to strengthen their internal operations and improve the effectiveness of their organization in Lowndes, Macon, and/or Montgomery counties. Organizations may request funding for assistance with strategic planning, organizational/board infrastructure, fund development, and/or marketing/public relations.
Field of Interest Grants include the following opportunities in Elmore County:
Clara Lull Robison Beautification Fund
This grant shall be used to support a nonprofit organization or projects that are permanent in nature, working to improve, enhance and beautify the City of Wetumpka, Alabama, in Elmore County.
Nonprofit organizations may submit one Clara Lull Robison Beautification Fund application for a maximum award of $2,500. Recipient nonprofit organizations will be expected to provide matching funds, which may include in-kind services, as determined by the advisory committee.
Margaret and Auston Bridges Fund for Historical Preservation
This grant shall be used to support a nonprofit organization aiding or assisting in historic preservation activities in Elmore County, Alabama. Nonprofit organizations may submit one Margaret & Auston Bridges Fund for Historical Preservation application for a maximum award of $1,200.
Margaret & Auston Bridges Fund for Arts in Education
This grant is to be used for arts programs or art program participants at Wetumpka and Holtville High Schools. The funds may be used to 1) underwrite costs associated with expanding students’ knowledge or refining their performance skills (e.g. registration fees, travel expenses to competitions, scholarship auditions, etc.); 2) purchase tools or equipment to enhance students’ arts education experiences (e.g. band equipment, art supplies, theatre sets, etc.). Funds may not be used for improvements to the physical structure of the arts facilities, for administrative purposes or for professional development of the faculty. Priority will be given to individual student needs.
Wetumpka and Holtville High Schools may submit one Margaret & Auston Bridges Fund for Arts in Education application.
GrantWatch ID#: 178466
Autauga Area Community Foundation and Elmore County Community Foundation grants are for a maximum award of $2,500.
Central Alabama Community Foundation Community Trust Grant applications are for a minimum award of $5,000 and maximum award of $25,000.
Margaret & Auston Bridges Fund for Historical Preservation: Up to $1,200
Clara Lull Robison Beautification Fund: Up to $2,500
Technical Assistance grants: Up to $2,500
Nonprofits serving the Alabama counties of Montgomery, Lowndes, Macon, Autauga, Elmore, Coffee, Dale, Geneva, Henry, and Houston may apply.
Clara Lull Robison Beautification Fund projects must serve the city of Wetumpka.
The Margaret & Auston Bridges Fund for Arts in Education grants serve Wetumpka and Holtville High Schools.
Grants/Funding are not awarded to:
-Annual fundraising drives, events or marketing campaigns
-Religious purposes (although educational and social service programs offered by faith-based organizations are supported)
-Partisan political advocacy
-Regular operating support or capital projects
-Sponsorship of fundraising events
Applications for Family Wellness and Education grants, including the family, food, medical, and education program areas, as well as the Margaret & Auston Bridges Fund for Arts in Education field of interest grant, are available January 1 - February 9, 2018.
Applications for Cultural and Community Enhancement grants, including the Social Services, Shelter, Community Building, and Arts program areas, as well as the Clara Lull Robison Beautification Fund Margaret & Auston Bridges Fund for Historical Preservation field of interest grants are available July 1 - August 12, 2018.
Applications may be submitted online only. No paper applications will be accepted.
More info on technical assistance grants: https://cacfinfo.org/grants/technical-assistance-grants-2/
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=cacfgrants
Jackie G. Johnson, Vice President, Community Services
Whitney Griswold Califf, Development Officer
Phone: (334) 264-6223
Fax: (334) 263-6225
Central Alabama Community Foundation
114 Church Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Elmore County Community Foundation
35 South Court Street, Second Floor
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
USA: Alabama: Montgomery, Lowndes, Macon, Autauga, Elmore, Coffee, Dale, Geneva, Henry, and Houston Counties