Contact Information:

Burton Ward
President

Lynne Broach
Vice President,
Community Services

Jessica Roberts
Financial Officer

Megan Stevens
Communications Director

Kathleen Donovan Griswell
Executive Assistant

Elmore County Community Foundation
35 South Court Street
2nd Floor
Montgomery, AL 36104
Ph: (334) 264-6223
Fax: (334) 263-6225

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Al. Assoc. of Nonprofits

 

Elmore County Community Foundation

Grantseekers

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.

Grant Instructions and Changes for 2014

The Elmore County Community Foundation (ECCF) is a public foundation which links charitable resources with community needs and opportunities. Each year, the Foundation awards grants to nonprofits offering projects and programs in Elmore County that, in the opinion of ECCF’s Advisory Committee, will improve the quality of life in our community.

While many factors are considered, priority is given to proposals that meet the following criteria:

  • Programs that address issues affecting Elmore County;
  • “Seed” grants to initiate promising new projects addressing underlying causes of community problems;
  • Expanding programs representing innovative and efficient approaches to serving community needs and opportunities;
  • Programs that maximize resources and leverage other monies;
  • Projects reflecting the cooperative efforts of multiple agencies within the community;
  • Programs that can demonstrate funding plans for the continuation of the project beyond initial funding by the ECCF.
  • Grants are not awarded to: Individuals, Fundraising Events, or Capital Campaigns.

For 2014, the maximum grant award is $2500, with the average grant ranging from $500 to $1000. Applications will be accepted online.

2014 PROCESS TIMELINE:

Applications Available July 1
Grant Workshops July 21-31
Application Deadline August 29
Site Visits Sept. 15- Oct. 18
Grants Awarded December 2

 

ONLINE APPLICATION AVAILABLE JULY 1, 2014

(No paper applications will be accepted.)

For a printable list of the grant application guidelines, questions and required supporting materials
please click here.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY or to Submit Evaluations

Historic Preservation and Community Beautification Grants

ECCF is pleased to announce the availability of grants focusing on historic preservation and beautification within the Elmore County area.

  • The Margaret & Auston Bridges Fund for Historical Preservation offers grants of up to $2,000 to aid and assist in historic preservation activities in Elmore County, Alabama.
  • The Clara Lull Robison Beautification Fund funds grants of up to $4,000 to support community beautification efforts of a permanent nature within Wetumpka, Alabama. Projects should be highly visible and seek to enhance the appearance and appeal of the downtown area. All recipient organizations will be required to provide matching funds, which may include in-kind services.

For a printable list of the grant application guidelines, questions and required supporting materials
please click here.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY or to Submit Evaluations

Margaret & Auston Bridges Fund for Arts in Education

Arts Grants for Wetumpka and Holtville High Schools

ECCF is pleased to announce the availability of grant monies for the arts programs or art program participants at Wetumpka and Holtville High Schools through the Margaret and Auston Bridges Fund for Arts in Education. The funds may be used to: (1) underwrite costs associated with expanding students’ knowledge or refining their performance skills (e.g., registration fees, travel expenses to competitions, scholarship auditions, etc.); or (2) purchase tools or equipment to enhance students’ arts education experiences (e.g., band equipment, art supplies, theatre sets, etc.). Funds may not be used for improvements to the physical structure of the arts facilities, for administrative purposes, or for professional development of the faculty. Priority will be given to individual student needs.

For a printable list of the grant application guidelines, questions and required supporting materials
please click here.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY or to Submit Evaluations

Evaluations

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 consider any future grant requests unless the evaluation forms have been completed.

ECCF's 2013 Recipients list here

 

Questions?

Contact Lynne Broach
Vice President, Community Services
Ph: (334) 264-6223
Fax: (334) 263-6225

 

 

ECCF Grant Workshops:

July 22nd at 10:00 a.m. at Alabama Power office in Wetumpka, 400 S. Main Street

July 29th at 10:00 a.m. at the Greater Tallassee Chamber of Commerce, 650 Gilmer Avenue, Tallassee

2014 Advisory Committee

Burton U. Ward
President

Tracy C. Holley
Frank Keith
Bill Lewis Jr.
Ron M. Luckey
Laurie Rygiel
Bill Scanlan
Arrie Ann Selby
Tomi Selby
Keyesta Sherman
Daniel R. Thompson
Leesa Williams
Marilyn Winborn