Central Alabama Community Foundation (CACF) 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 serves several counties including Autauga, Coffee, Dale, Elmore, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Lowndes, Macon, and Montgomery. Click on the logos above for information about our affiliates in Autauga, Elmore, and the Wiregrass.
This year the Central Alabama Community Foundation (CACF) is celebrating 30 years since its’ founding in 1987, by a group of civic leaders who had a vision to provide long-term financial support for nonprofit agencies in our community. To commemorate this milestone anniversary, CACF will award 30 surprise grants to local nonprofits. These grants will be awarded over the course of 2017.
“We decided that a great way to honor the vision of our founders and the ongoing generosity of our donors would be to award 30 surprise grants to 30 nonprofit organizations in Central Alabama. It is our honor to provide the funding to nonprofits doing the work that meets our communities most critical needs,” said Burton Ward, CACF President.
The eighth surprise grant was awarded Tuesday, May 16 to Transformation Montgomery, Inc. CACF staff surprised Debbie Peavy, Coordinator of Youth and Children’s Activities, and TM staff with balloons and a $3,000 check.
Transformation Montgomery, Inc. is a faith-based, nonprofit community-development organization that seeks to transform people in the Garden Square neighborhood (in the Chisholm area of north Montgomery) out of poverty through affordable home ownership, community renewal, and life-skills mentoring and training.
The seventh surprise grant was awarded Wednesday, May 10 to the Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF). CACF staff surprised Executive Director Tim Gothard with balloons and a $3,000 check.
Founded in 1935, the AWF is the oldest and largest nonprofit conservation organization in Alabama. The Federation was established to promote the conservation of wildlife, forests, fish, soils, water, and air for future generations. AWF educates the public through programs at its Lanark property in Millbrook. Thousands visit each year during field trips, summer camps, and workshops.
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