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Alabama Power Foundation Grant

Grants to Alabama Nonprofits in Eligible Regions
for Programs that Benefit Local Residents

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Alabama Power Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/16/20 5:00 PM CST


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Grants to Alabama nonprofit organizations for programs and projects that benefit underserved communities in eligible regions. Funding is intended for activities and programs within at least one of the following focus areas: environmental stewardship, arts and cultural enrichment, educational advancement, health and human services, and civic and community development. Eligible programs will benefit communities in Southern Alabama.

The Foundation Grant always meets the following criteria:

  • The project addresses a need in at least one of the five initiatives mentioned above.
  • The project has the potential to lead to permanent improvements in a community or in the state.
  • A diverse group will collaborate on the project to achieve common goals.
  • The program or idea can be duplicated in other communities.
  • The submitting organization exhibits sound fiscal management and accountability.
  • The organization shows the ability to attract multiple sources of support for the project.
  • The project addresses underserved segments of the population such as racial or ethnic minorities, impoverished and/or underprivileged communities with fewer opportunities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179759

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants will be considered for two amount categories: up to $49,999 and starting at $50,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must supply a copy of the organization’s Section 501(c)(3) IRS determination letter, which designates its status as a public charity.

Foundation Grants will not be used to support the following:
- Groups acting on behalf of individuals.
- Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, disability or gender.
- Churches or other religious organizations, except when they are conducting secular programs that will have broad public impact.
- Projects that affect communities outside Alabama Power’s service territory.
- Fraternal, athletic and veterans programs, except in cases in which the programs will have a broad public benefit or help disadvantaged individuals.
- Organizations already receiving multiyear support from the foundation. Such organizations are required to wait at least one year after the current funding ends.
- Primary and secondary private schools.
- Political organizations, parties or causes.

Pre-Application Information:

Quarterly Application Deadlines:
- First quarter application deadline: Feb. 7, 2020, at 5:00 PM CST
- Second quarter application deadline: Apr. 10, 2020, at 5:00 PM CST
- Third quarter application deadline: July 24, 2020, at 5:00 PM CST
- Fourth quarter application deadline: Oct. 16, 2020, at 5:00 PM CST

Meeting Schedule for $50,000 or more:
- First quarter: March 25, 2020
- Second quarter: June 11, 2020
- Third quarter: Sept. 23, 2020
- Fourth quarter: Dec. 10, 2020

Meeting Schedule for $49,999 or less:
- First quarter: March 18, 2020
- Second quarter: June 10, 2020
- Third quarter: Sept. 9, 2020
- Fourth quarter: Dec. 3, 2020

If you have not heard from from the Foundation within 12 weeks of receipt of your grant request, please contact the Charitable Giving office. You will be notified within 7-14 business days of each final quarterly meeting about the status of your grant request.

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

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Alabama Power Foundation, Charitable Giving Office
600 North 18th Street
Post Office Box 2641
Birmingham, AL 35203

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama: The southern two-thirds of Alabama

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