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Cycle 1: Family Wellness and Education

Grants to Central Alabama Nonprofits for
Education, Health, Family, and Nutrition Programs

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Foundation / Corporation

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Central Alabama Community Foundation (CACF)

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Grants to Alabama nonprofit organizations in Montgomery, Lowndes, and Macon Counties for grants in the areas of education and family wellness, including health care and food. Organizations may also apply for technical assistance grants of up to $2,500 to improve capacity and strategic planning.

Nonprofit organizations may apply for any of the following types of CACF Grants:

- Community Trust Grant
- Field of Interest Grant
- Technical Assistance Grant

Central Alabama Community Foundation Community Trust Grant
This grant shall be used to support a nonprofit organization improving the quality of life through Family Wellness (Family, Food and Medical) and Education in Lowndes, Macon and/or Montgomery counties.

Field of interest grants offered in this cycle include:

Merle S. and Mack C. Hunt Diabetes Fund
This grant is to be used to combat the disease or condition of diabetes, including, but not limited to, research and development for that purpose.

Group Homes for Children
This grant shall be used to benefit children eighteen years of age or younger located in Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon and Montgomery counties.

Mental Illness Grant
This grant shall be used to support a nonprofit organization which helps those affected by a mental illness condition in Montgomery County. This may also include educating caregivers and/or the public about the condition and its effects.

Central Alabama Community Foundation Technical Assistance Grant
This grant shall be used to support a nonprofit organization seeking to strengthen internal operations and improve the effectiveness of its 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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178612

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Nonprofit organizations may submit one CACF Community Trust Grant application for a minimum award of $5,000 and maximum award of $25,000.
- Nonprofit organizations may submit one CACF Technical Assistance Grant application for a maximum award of $2,500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications are accepted from nonprofit organizations.

Not funded:
-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
-Start-up costs

Pre-Application Information:

Central Alabama Community Foundation (CACF) accepts grant applications during two semi-annual cycles (Cycle 1 and Cycle 2.) Nonprofit organizations should review cycle information and apply in the cycle that best describes the service category for which they are meeting needs. Central Alabama Community Foundation Grants are awarded at four quarterly presentations.

Applications may be submitted online only. No paper applications will be accepted.

Key Dates and Deadlines
Applications open: January 1, 2018
Applications close: February 9, 2018

Family Wellness Grant awards: May 2018
Education Grant awards: August 2018

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Jackie G. Johnson, Vice President, Community Services
Ph: (334) 264-6223

Central Alabama Community Foundation
35 South Court Street, Second Floor
Montgomery, Alabama 36104

Grant Coverage Areas:

Family Wellness and Education grants: Montgomery, Lowndes, and Macon Counties
Group Homes for Children grant: Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon and Montgomery Counties
Mental Illness grant: Montgomery area

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama