Who We Are & What We Do

Central Alabama Community Foundation (CACF) was established in 1987 by a group of local civic leaders. Their vision was to create a permanent charitable foundation to support various opportunities and needs in the Montgomery area.

CACF was founded 30 years ago and has grown to hold over $59 million in charitable assets while distributing over $50 million to organizations that serve the community. CACF serves several counties including Autauga, Coffee, Dale, Elmore, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Lowndes, Macon, and Montgomery.

Through its 200+ funds, CACF addresses a wide variety of concerns, supporting projects and programs in education, health, human services, cultural arts, recreation, historic preservation and other civic concerns. Each year, the Foundation distributes over $3 million through hundreds of grants and scholarships.

The Foundation oversees several affiliated funds designed to address specific areas. 

Autauga Area Community Foundation provides donor services to residents of Autauga County. Each year, it distributes grants to local organizations to support programs like food banks, activities for seniors and children, and a summer camp for young cancer patients.

Elmore County Community Foundation provides grants to organizations that serve the residents of Elmore County. Governed by a committee of local community leaders, ECCF has distributed over $2 million since it was established in 1996. ECCF also awards over $50,000 each year in college scholarships through its 25 different scholarship funds.

Southeast Alabama Community Foundation was established in 1995 by community leaders and affiliated with CACF in 2010. SACF offers grants and scholarships in the five-county Wiregrass region of Henry, Houston, Coffee, Dale and Geneva counties.