Kathleen Donovan Griswell
Central Alabama Community Foundation
35 South Court Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Ph: (334) 264-6223
Fax: (334) 263-6225
Grants can be the life blood of a community. They provide critical funds for food banks serving people who are currently down on their luck, for libraries and art programs that entertain and educate a city, and for social service programs offering various types of hope and help to individuals. Each year, the Central Alabama Community Foundation and its affiliates (Autauga Area Community Foundation, Elmore County Community Foundation, and Southeast Alabama Community Foundation) distribute millions of dollars in grants that touch almost every aspect of life. Funds administered by CACF support programs, organizations and institutions throughout Central Alabama and across the country.
There are two main types of grants awarded by the Central Alabama Community Foundation: donor-advised and Community Trust. Donor-advised grants are normally recommended by donors for specific charitable organizations. Community Trust grants come from unrestricted and field-of-interest funds and are awarded through a competitive process. These funds support a wide variety of projects or programs that help address the needs of the community. In addition, for nonprofits providing services in Lowndes, Macon, and Montgomery counties, CACF offers Technical Assistance grants. Awarded through a competitive process, these grants offer nonprofits the opportunity to strengthen their internal operations. The monies are drawn from unrestricted and field-of-interest funds and awarded through grants of up to $2500.
Areas of interest for the Foundation’s funding programs include education, social services, health, youth development, the arts, and community development.
All Community Trust and Technical Assistance grant processes will be accepted online.
Click below for the appropriate set of instructions and application links for each program:
The Central Alabama Community Foundation and its affiliates (AACF, ECCF, and SACF) make grants that will improve the quality of life throughout Alabama. Grants are awarded annually by the Board of Directors to nonprofit agencies and programs that meet community needs and address community problems and opportunities.
CACF will offer two grant opportunities to nonprofits providing direct services in Montgomery, Lowndes, or Macon counties. Applications for Community Trust Grants and Technical Assistance Grants will be available on our website on July 1st.
Organizations will need to provide a copy of their IRS Letter of Determination for 501(c)3 status. Grants are not awarded to: Individuals, Fundraising Events, or Capital Campaigns.
2014 PROCESS TIMELINE
(for nonprofits serving Montgomery, Lowndes, or Macon counties)
July 16 - 27
Sept. 12 - Oct.17
(No paper applications will be accepted.)
Grant recipients will be required to complete an evaluation form at both six months and one calendar year after the receipt of funds. The Foundation will not con sider any future grant requests unless the evaluation forms have been completed.
Contact Lynne Broach
Vice President, Community Services
Ph: (334) 264-6223
Fax: (334) 263-6225
Learn more about the grants available and our application process. While attendance is not mandatory, new applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of the 30-minute workshops to learn the specifics of the Foundation’s process.
Thursday, 7/11 at 9 a.m. Montgomery Co. Health Dept., 3060 Mobile Hwy.
Tuesday, 7/16 at 1 p.m. Downtown Library Auditorium, 245 High Street (240-4999)
Tuesday, 7/23 at 5 p.m. Pike Road Library, 9585 Vaughn Road, Pike Road
2013 Board of Directors
Rita O. Brown
Milton C. Davis
Robert L. Davis
Lucie Lee Lanoux
Paul “Chip” Norris
Shannon G. Speir
K. Roger Teel, Jr.