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.
CACF would like to welcome two new staff members. Eleanor U. Lucas is the new Donor Services Manager. You might recognize her from Capitol Book & News in Old Cloverdale where she worked for more than 30 years. Whitney Griswold joins us as the new Development Officer. Whitney brings a plethora of nonprofit fundraising knowledge from her roles at the United Way of Montgomery and The Montgomery Ballet.
Family Wellness Grants
CACF distributed $92,500 to nonprofits in the areas of food, medical and family support on Wednesday, June 15 at the State Farmer's Market in Montgomery. Recipients and their award amounts are listed here.
Congratulations to Focus Grant Finalists
Congratulations to Common Ground Montgomery and the Helping Montgomery Families Initiative (HMFI) for being selected as the two "Curbing the Violence" focus grant finalists. The $100,000 award will be presented this fall. More Info
CACF Awards More than $170,000 in Scholarships
This spring CACF awarded 114 scholarships totaling $172,300 to deserving students this spring at their schools’ awards presentations. Scholarships are available through the Foundation to students specifically in Autauga, Elmore, Houston, Lowndes, Montgomery, and Pike counties with a few scholarships open to students statewide. The annual deadline is March 1.
Elmore Sheriff Deputy’s Family Establishes Scholarship
The Deputy James Bart Hart Rotarian Memorial Scholarship has been established within the Central Alabama Community Foundation (CACF) by his wife, Charlotte and daughter, Christina to annually award a student who shares a passion for community leadership and service as did her husband. Officer James Bart Hart lost his life in a tragic car crash while on duty on November 23, 2014.
Interested individuals and families that would like to contribute to the Deputy James Bart Hart Rotarian Memorial Scholarship can do so by clicking “Donate Now” in the upper right corner.