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The J.L. Bedsole Foundation Grant Program

Grants to Southwest Alabama Agencies and Nonprofits for Arts,
Education, Human Services, and Economic Development Programs

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Foundation / Corporation

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The J.L. Bedsole Foundation

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Grants to Alabama nonprofits and government agencies to strengthen communities and enhance the quality of life for the residents of Southwest Alabama. Funding is intended to support programs in the areas of health and human services, education, arts and culture, and economic and community development.

The Foundation will consider only those grant applications that meet several of the following guidelines.

- There is potential for permanent, enduring benefits that will provide value to the community and the residents of Southwest Alabama.
- Diverse groups are collaborating on the project to achieve common goals.
- The organization and the project clearly demonstrate sound fiscal management and accountability.
- The organization attracts multiple sources of support for the project.
- The project addresses underserved segments of the population, the economically disadvantaged, or citizens of rural communities.

Eligible grants will be reviewed with the following criteria:

- Impact -- How are people better off?
- Innovation -- What is innovative about this initiative and its approach to problem-solving or addressing a need?
- Leverage -- Is anyone else funding this initiative?

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178798

Term of Contract:

The Foundation will not support multi-year requests or grants beyond the current year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

A group may apply for a grant only if it is a nonprofit organization with tax-exempt status under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code, and Section 509(a)(1), (2) or (3) as a "public charity" or "a governmental unit."

The Foundation will not support the following:

- Grants that support political activities or attempts to influence action on specific legislation
- Multiple year pledges nor make grants beyond the current year
- Grants to endowment funds of other organizations
- Grants made directly to individuals
- Grants made to organizations, programs or projects outside of the State of Alabama.

Pre-Application Information:

Grants may be submitted year round and will be considered at the appropriate meeting of The J.L. Bedsole Foundation Distribution Committee. Grants are due the first of the month preceding a scheduled Distribution Committee Meeting. The Distribution Committee meets in February, April, June, September and December of each year. Applications should be received on January 1, March 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1 for the Distribution Committee meeting the following month.

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Contact Information:

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

Grant applications should be mailed to:

The J.L. Bedsole Foundation
P.O. Box 1137
Mobile, AL 36633

Staff Contact:

Christopher L. Lee
Executive Director

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama: Southwest Alabama