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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.

Foundation Celebrates 30th Anniversary

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 eleventh surprise grant was awarded Wednesday, June 14 to the Humane Society of Elmore County (HSEC). MORE

The tenth surprise grant was awarded Wednesday, June 7 to Easter Seals Camp ASCCA (Alabama's Special Camp for Children and Adults). CACF surprised Camp ASCCA Director Matt Rickman during Montgomery Academy’s Philanthropy 101 course site visit. CACF President Burton Ward recently served as a guest lecturer for the course and saw the students site visit to Camp ASCCA as a great “cover” to award the surprise grant. MORE

The ninth surprise grant was awarded Tuesday, May 23 to One Church Mission Center, a program of Reality & Truth Ministries. CACF staff surprised Reality & Truth Ministries Founder and Executive Director LaDonna Brendle. MORE

Click here to watch the surprise videos!