Central Alabama Community Foundation Grant Information

(For nonprofit organizations serving Montgomery, Lowndes, or Macon counties)

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Application Information:
Central Alabama Community Foundation (CACF) accepts grant applications during two semi-annual cycles (Cycle 1 and Cycle 2.) Nonprofit organizations should review cycle information below and apply in the cycle that best describes the service category for which they are meeting needs. Central Alabama Community Foundation Grants are awarded at four quarterly presentations.

Nonprofit organizations may apply for any of the following types of CACF Grants:

• Community Trust Grant
• Field of Interest Grant
• Technical Assistance Grant

Applications may be submitted online only. No paper applications will be accepted.

CACF does NOT award grants to or provide funding for:

• Individuals
• Annual fundraising drives, events or marketing campaigns
• Endowments
• Partisan political advocacy
• Regular operating support or capital projects
• Religious purposes (although we do support educational and social service programs offered by faith-based organizations)
• Research
• Sponsorship of fundraising events
• Start-up costs

Cycle Details

Cycle 1: Family Wellness & Education
Applications are accepted from nonprofit organizations meeting needs through:

• Family Wellness:
        • Family
        • Food
        • Medical
• Education

Applications open: January 1, 2018
Applications close: February 9, 2018

Family Wellness Grant awards: May 2018
Education Grant awards: August 2018

Cycle 2: Cultural & Community Enhancement
Applications are accepted from nonprofit organizations meeting needs through:

• Social Services
• Shelter
• Community Building
• Arts

Applications open: July 1, 2018
Applications close: August 12, 2018

Social Services and Shelter Grant awards: December 2018
Community Building and Arts Grant awards: February 2019

Grant Types:
Cycle 1: Family Wellness & Education: Nonprofit organizations meeting needs through Family Wellness (Family, Food and Medical) and Education may apply for any of the following CACF grants:

• Central Alabama Community Foundation Community Trust Grant
This grant shall be used to support a nonprofit organization improving the quality of life through Family Wellness (Family, Food and Medical) and Education in Lowndes, Macon and/or Montgomery counties.

Nonprofit organizations may submit one CACF Community Trust Grant application for a minimum award of $5,000 and maximum award of $25,000.

• Central Alabama Community Foundation Field of Interest Grant(s)
Merle S. and Mack C. Hunt Diabetes Fund
This grant is to be used to combat the disease or condition of diabetes, including, but not limited to, research and development for that purpose.

Group Homes for Children
This grant shall be used to benefit children eighteen (18) years of age or younger located in Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon and Montgomery counties.

Mental Illness Grant
This grant shall be used to support a nonprofit organization which helps those affected by a mental illness condition in Montgomery County. This may also include educating caregivers and/or the public about the condition and its effects.

• Central Alabama Community Foundation Technical Assistance Grant
This grant shall be used to support a nonprofit organization seeking to strengthen internal operations and improve the effectiveness of its organization in Lowndes, Macon and/or Montgomery counties. Organizations may request funding for assistance with Strategic Planning, Organizational/Board Infrastructure, Fund Development and/or Marketing/Public Relations.

Nonprofit organizations may submit one CACF Technical Assistance Grant application for a maximum award of $2,500.

Cycle 2: Cultural & Community Enhancement: Nonprofit organizations meeting needs through Social Services, Shelter, Community Building and the Arts may apply for any of the following CACF grants:

• Central Alabama Community Foundation Community Trust Grant
This grant shall be used to support a nonprofit organization improving the quality of life through Social Services, Shelter, Community Building, and/or the Arts in Lowndes, Macon and/or Montgomery counties.

Nonprofit organizations may submit one CACF Community Trust Grant application for a minimum award of $5,000 and maximum award of $25,000.

• Central Alabama Community Foundation Technical Assistance Grant
This grant shall be used to support a nonprofit organization seeking to strengthen their internal operations and improve the effectiveness of their organization in Lowndes, Macon and/or Montgomery counties. Organizations may request funding for assistance with Strategic Planning, Organizational/Board Infrastructure, Fund Development and/or Marketing/Public Relations.

Nonprofit organizations may submit one CACF Technical Assistance Grant application for a maximum award of $2,500.

Evaluations

Grant recipients are required to submit a six month and a one year evaluation following an organization’s receipt of grant funds. Central Alabama Community Foundation will not consider any future grant requests unless both evaluation forms have been completed.

Questions?

Contact Jackie G. Johnson
Vice President, Community Services
Ph: (334) 264-6223
Fax: (334) 263-6225
Email: jackie.johnson@cacfinfo.org