The Central Alabama Community Foundation is a nonprofit philanthropic foundation created by and for the people of central Alabama. Individuals and corporate donors make gifts and bequests of any size for the betterment of our community. Through our grants program, the Foundation addresses a wide variety of needs and opportunities, supporting programs and projects in education, human services, health, cultural arts, and other civic concerns. CACF serves several counties including Autauga, Coffee, Dale, Elmore, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Lowndes, Macon, and Montgomery. Click on the logos below for information about our affiliates in Autauga, Elmore, and the Wiregrass.
$61,000 Awarded in Shelter & Social Services Trust Grants
On Tuesday, December 6 CACF distributed $61,000 for shelter and social services grants to nonprofits in Autauga, Elmore, and Montgomery counties. The presentation took place at Highland Gardens Community Center. Click here for a complete listing of the recipients.
Business Matches Foundation’s Scholarship for Mayor’s Cup Academic Challenge
Wetumpka-based company, Information Transport Solutions (ITS), made a donation to the Central Alabama Community Foundation (CACF) to match the $5,000 in scholarships to be awarded to the winners and finalists of the Inaugural Mayor's Cup Academic Challenge which took place November 29.
Students from St. James School won first place and will each now receive $1,000 from CACF. The finalists from Park Crossing High School, Loveless Academic Magnet Program and Booker T. Washington Magnet High School will now be awarded $500 each.
"Education for our students is improved when businesses, individuals, and leaders pitch in. As a company, we place a strong emphasis on supporting education," said Jeff Drury, CFO of Information Transport Solutions. "Congratulations to the Mayor's Cup participants and winners. Make sure the scholarship money is used in a way that pays it forward," said Drury.
The challenge was sponsored and organized by Emerge Montgomery, hosted by the City of Montgomery, Huntingdon College and Auburn University Montgomery. It was designed to test area student’s knowledge of math, history, science, sports and pop culture.
“This is an example of businesses, nonprofits and the local government partnering together to strengthen our community and invest in the future,” said CACF President Burton Ward.