Kathleen Donovan Griswell
Central Alabama Community Foundation
35 South Court Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Ph: (334) 264-6223
Fax: (334) 263-6225
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.
An annual scholarship to help current and future students attend a prestigious Montgomery school has been established in memory of a beloved 16-year-old whose short life inspired many in both Montgomery and Homewood.
The Gordon Gray Godwin Scholarship will provide $4,000 annually in tuition assistance to a student enrolled at Trinity Presbyterian School. The fund was set-up in memory of Gray Godwin, a long-time Trinity student who moved with his family to Homewood earlier this year. At the time of his death, Godwin was a sophomore at Homewood High School.
“Gray tremendously impacted all of our lives,” said Steve Meany, a Godwin family friend. “His character, smile and spirit was constant. We miss him terribly. This scholarship will remind us every year of the impact he had in his life.”
Godwin went missing on Thanksgiving Day while duck hunting in Coosa County. His body was recovered the next day.
Interested individuals and families that would like to contribute to the Gordon Gray Godwin Scholarship Fund may click on the “Donate Now” button to the left, when prompted please designate your donation for the CACF Scholarship Fund and note your gift is in memory of Gray Godwin.
"Curbing Violence in the River Region" New Focus Grant
CACF is looking to invest in practical approaches to curbing violence and in creating a framework for the healthy development of area youth in the River Region. While we are very interested in approaches that will have an immediate impact on stopping the cycle of violence, we are committed to investing in efforts that will target the root causes of violence, create healthier environments for youth/families to develop, and protect our youth and communities from harm.
The Foundation will allocate $100,000 per year of its unrestricted funds in 2014, 2015, and 2016 for programming of this type. Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded. Depending upon the programs proposed, grants may be made in single-year or multi-year awards. For more information, please see the request for proposals. Click here to apply.
Our new address is
35 S. Court Street,
Montgomery, AL 36104
2014 Board of Directors
Rita O. Brown
Milton C. Davis
William (Bill) J. Scanlan
Shannon G. Speir
K. Roger Teel, Jr.