Central Alabama Community Foundation

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.

Officer David Lee Colley Memorial Scholarship

A local family has turned a tragedy that took the life of their loved one into a legacy by establishing an annual scholarship in memory of Montgomery Police Officer David Lee Colley. The 24 year-old was killed in an crash involving his patrol car and an 18-wheeler on April 4, 2015.

The Officer David Lee Colley Memorial Scholarship will award $1500 to a deserving student of Elmore County High School (ECHS). See the ECCF Scholarship page for full criteria.

“David always thought of others before himself, was ready to help someone in need anytime day or night, and thought about all the consequences of his actions before doing anything. We chose to honor his memory with this scholarship because we want to help another child go to college. His life touched so many people,” said Karen Colley, mother of David Colley.

Those interested in contributing to the Officer David Lee Colley Memorial Scholarship can select the “Donate Now” link at the top of the page. When prompted please designate your donation in memory of Officer Colley.

New Grant and Scholarship Cycles

CACF and its Autauga and Elmore affiliates will begin awarding grants semiannually with the first cycle beginning in January 2016. See the Grants section to learn more.

Scholarship applications will now be available from December 2015 until March 1, 2016.