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CACF is making it easier than ever to support the causes you care about. Now you can contribute to our charitable funds online and via mobile device.

Your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Gifts by credit card incur a processing fee of 3.0%, which will be deducted from your gift. We invite you to increase your gift to cover this fee.

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CACF
114 Church Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

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Community Champions

General

Central Alabama

Autauga Area

Elmore County

Southeast Alabama

CACF Community Champions

CACF Community Champions helps the Central Alabama Community Foundation meet diverse community needs by supporting programs and projects in family wellness, education, medical, food, shelter, the arts, community building and social services. This giving campaign supports the long-established Community Trust Grant Endowment Fund and provides greater flexibility to meet current and emerging needs in the River Region.

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Community COVID-19 United Relief Fund

We are living in truly unprecedented times that bring uncertainty in all areas of life. The Central Alabama Community Foundation and River Region United Way are collaborating to address the most vital needs of people across the River Region area of Central Alabama and the Wiregrass. In the coming weeks and months, our goal is to solve problems together and help people by providing needed resources to local Community Champions and nonprofit partners, equipping them to put their mission statements into practice.

Jointly, we announced a $200,000 Community COVID-19 United Relief Fund to support nonprofit emergency response and recovery efforts in the River Region area of Central Alabama and the Wiregrass. The Community COVID-19 United Relief Fund will focus on 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations supporting basic needs and/or health and wellness efforts related to the COVID-19 emergency and its aftermath.

Applications for the Community COVID-19 United Relief Fund will open April 1, 2020, and grants will begin to be awarded on April 15, 2020. The grants will be limited to $2,500 per 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (requests for individual assistance are not eligible).

We encourage foundations, businesses and individuals wishing to support our combined efforts to join our organizations in this work. Gifts to the Community COVID-19 United Relief Fund can be made by online.

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General Donation

All donations made here will go into the CACF Community Trust Grant Fund. To designate this gift to a specific fund that is not listed, please use the comment section.

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CACF Community Trust Grant Fund

The CTG Fund addresses the broad range of local needs in Montgomery, Macon and Lowndes Counties, including future needs that often cannot be anticipated at the time your gift is made. The flexibility of your unrestricted gift allows CACF staff to respond to the community’s most pressing needs, today and tomorrow. We evaluate all aspects of community well-being: arts and culture, economic development, education, health and human services and more.

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Montgomery - Pietrasanta Culinary Exchange Program

The first connection of Montgomery, Alabama and Pietrasanta, Italy occurred in 1904 through the discovery by Italian sculptor Guiseppe Moretti of Sylacauga’s marble. An official relationship fostered by their respective mayors was instituted in 2009 as a way to explore and instill an appreciation of the unique history and culture of each city. 

As part of a cultural exchange and through the Alabama State Council on the Arts, Montgomery was honored in April 2009 by a visit from Pietrasanta dancers, musicians and artisans. Alabama residents were able to attend an evening of opera, enjoy a Tuscan film festival in addition to viewing art and sculpture exhibits. Moving forward to 2019, a Tuscan delegation visited Montgomery. This group, that included Senator Massimo Mallegni and Chef Gianluca Tolla, worked with Chef Eric Rivera and his team at Vintage Hospitality Group to provide an array of Italian inspired dishes for guests to experience.

Much like the 2009 event, we envision an exchange of chefs, whereby each city would be represented through the hosting of future special dining experiences featuring meals and ingredients respective to each region’s history and location. This program would open the door for additional community opportunities through cooking classes, culinary presentations, tastings, specialized menus, and more. 

With continued culinary investment and the late 2020 opening of Ravello, a fine dining Italian restaurant, the Culinary Exchange Program will continue to contribute to and build upon Montgomery’s relationship with its sister city, as well as broaden the community’s appreciation into the area of culinary arts. 

 

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Montgomery Public School Endowment Fund

CACF is honored to partner with DonorsChoose.org to provide much needed programs and projects that will enrich the learning experiences of their students. All proceeds provided to DonorsChoose.org will be matched dollar for dollar.

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Montgomery Police Foundation

The purpose of the Montgomery Police Foundation is to provide additional training or education, technology and youth initiatives for the Montgomery Police Department, Montgomery, Alabama.

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Here 2 Give

Our Mission:

Providing Food & Resources to people of need in the River Region and Beyond.

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Fran Kay Schwaiger Scholarship

The Fran Kay Schwaiger Scholarship was established in October 2017 by Fran Schwaiger Weiss to provide annually a scholarship to a graduate of Cullman High School who has a particular interest in pursuing a degree towards a STEM career. A 1975 graduate of Cullman High School, Ms Weiss graduated from Vanderbilt School of Engineering. As a scholarship recipient herself, she knew personally how the kindness of strangers can change one’s life.

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The Dream Initiative

The Dream Initiative helps 10th and 11th grade non-magnet Montgomery Public School students achieve their college and career goals. Students participate in exposure trips to Washington D.C. or New York City to meet with industry leaders and tour colleges. After the trips, they receive ACT preparation, mentorship and access to internships.

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Wyndall Ivey Scholarship

The Wyndall Ivey Scholarship has been established in memory of Attorney Wyndall Ivey, a 1992 graduate of Sidney Lanier High School (Lanier Academic Motivational Program), the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Washington and Lee University School of Law. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to outstanding and deserving graduates of any public or private high school located in Montgomery County in the State of Alabama.

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Todd Webb Scholarship Fund

Todd was a Montgomery native and graduate of LAMP High School and the University of Alabama. He loved talking about the Crimson Tide. He went to work with Raycom Media’s WSFA Channel 12 in September 2011, as a Video Editor and Photojournalist.

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduate of any high school within the state of Alabama. Applicants must plan to attend The University of Alabama, studying in the College of Communication and Information Sciences. A focus on Sport Communication is preferred, but not required.

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Montgomery Builds Community Fund

The MBC Fund provides support for arts, education, and community initiatives that enrich the local community.

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Autauga Area Community Trust Fund

The AACT Fund addresses the broad range of local needs in Autauga County, including future needs that often cannot be anticipated at the time your gift is made. The flexibility of your unrestricted gift allows CACF staff to respond to the community’s most pressing needs, today and tomorrow. We evaluate all aspects of community well-being: arts and culture, economic development, education, health and human services and more.

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Todd Webb Scholarship Fund

Todd was a Montgomery native and graduate of LAMP High School and the University of Alabama. He loved talking about the Crimson Tide. He went to work with Raycom Media’s WSFA Channel 12 in September 2011, as a Video Editor and Photojournalist.

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduate of any high school within the state of Alabama. Applicants must plan to attend The University of Alabama, studying in the College of Communication and Information Sciences. A focus on Sport Communication is preferred, but not required.

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Holtville H.S. Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship is available to Holtville High School seniors. The award is based on active involvement in school, church and community.

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Elmore County Community Trust Fund

The ECCT Fund addresses the broad range of local needs in Elmore County, including future needs that often cannot be anticipated at the time your gift is made. The flexibility of your unrestricted gift allows CACF staff to respond to the community’s most pressing needs, today and tomorrow. We evaluate all aspects of community well-being: arts and culture, economic development, education, health and human services and more.

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Todd Webb Scholarship Fund

Todd was a Montgomery native and graduate of LAMP High School and the University of Alabama. He loved talking about the Crimson Tide. He went to work with Raycom Media’s WSFA Channel 12 in September 2011, as a Video Editor and Photojournalist.

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduate of any high school within the state of Alabama. Applicants must plan to attend The University of Alabama, studying in the College of Communication and Information Sciences. A focus on Sport Communication is preferred, but not required.

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Peyton Elizabeth Cox Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Peyton Cox, an athletic, adventurous and outgoing Wetumpka Middle School student. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from any high school in Elmore County.

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Abe Brown Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Elmore County High School Principal and Coach Abe Brown, this scholarship is available to ECHS graduates who have attended ECHS for at least three years.

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Coach Grady Rowe Scholarship

Established in memory of the beloved ECHS teacher and football coach, this $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving girl and boy senior from Elmore County High School.

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Joe Sewell Award

The award was established in 2005 to recognize outstanding high school senior athletes in Elmore County who have consistently represented the highest ideals of Christian leadership. The award serves to honor the legacy of Joe Sewell, a native of the Titus community who established a very successful baseball career in the Majors from 1920-1933 and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977.

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David Lee Colley Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Montgomery Police Officer David Colley who died in the line of duty in April 2015. This scholarship will award one $1,500 scholarship to a graduating senior of any public or private high school located in Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon or Montgomery counties with a minimum 3.0 GPA who is planning to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university and is interested in pursuing a career in the line of service as a first responder or a member of the military, or who is a child of any first responder or member of the military.

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Millbrook Men's Club Conrad Henderson Memorial Scholarship

Conrad Henderson was born in Greenville, Alabama on February 2, 1930. He was the 6th of eleven children. He worked on the family farm and learned the value of hard work. He graduated from Greenville High School in 1950 after playing football and baseball. He had a great passion for sports and enjoyed working as a teammate.

He joined the National Guard in Greenville and was called to active duty where he served in the Korean War from 1951 to 1952. He remained in the National Guard for 34 years retiring as a Chief Warrant Office 4.

In 1951 he married Jean Foster from Midway, Alabama. They had a son Michael in 1953 and a daughter Michele in 1963.

After returning from Korea he entered Troy State University and received his BS in History and Physical Education. During his years at Troy he played on the baseball team and renewed his interest in sports. In 1957 he graduated and moved back to Fort Deposit and became the first head coach at the newly established Stanhope Elmore High School in Millbrook.

He remained in coaching for 8 more years and got his Masters Degree from Alabama State University in Montgomery. In 1973 he moved into administration work serving as Principal in Robinson Springs and then returned to Stanhope Elmore as Assistant Principal and later Principal. He served in this capacity until he retired from education in 1990 with 33 years of service.

After he retired he served as Principal at McGinnis school in Montgomery, continuing his goal of helping other. He remained in that position for 10 years.

Coach remained active in the community in many different clubs. Serving others was always his goal. His desire to help others in any way possible was demonstrated throughout the years. He lived almost 90 years and served his family, community, and people in a way that can best be described as “Coach Henderson”. He truly loved Stanhope Elmore, Millbrook, and all the people he came across during his life.

His name will also now be associated with a scholarship for a deserving athlete from SEHS each year, thanks to a $10,000 endowment made possible by the Millbrook Men’s Club.

This scholarship will be open to graduating student-athlete seniors from Stanhope Elmore High School who have participated in varsity athletics for more than one year.

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Angela Marie DiLillo Foundation

Established in the memory of Angela Marie DiLillo. Education was very important to Angela and she received an Associate of Arts degree from Lincoln College, Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Charleston, Master of Arts in Education from The Citadel, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Georgia. You could often find Angie at the Max Fitness Center teaching Zumba.  Her passion was dance and she was a certified Zumba, Zumba Strong and Zumba Gold instructor.  As a veterinarian, Angie loved animals and she rescued and adopted many cats and dogs including her beloved cats, Mike and Farley. Funds will go towards advocacy for cancer patients, educational purposes or those interested in dance.

 

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Jamey McAllister Scholarship

The scholarship was created in memory of Jamey McAllister, a Fadette, Alabama native, who passed away on December 16, 2017. A 2009 graduate of Slocomb High School in Geneva County, Jamey played both baseball and football.  Even though Jamey had a laid back and friendly attitude, he was an unyielding competitor every time an opportunity presented itself.  The criteria for the Jamey McAllister scholarship is intended to reflect his strong competitive nature and love for sports, as well as his commitment to the community. The fund has been established for the benefit of a Slocomb High School graduate who is planning to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university. This student must have participated in a minimum of 2 AHSAA sponsored sports at Slocomb High School, while maintaining a minimum 2.5 GPA.

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Todd Webb Scholarship Fund

Todd was a Montgomery native and graduate of LAMP High School and the University of Alabama. He loved talking about the Crimson Tide. He went to work with Raycom Media’s WSFA Channel 12 in September 2011, as a Video Editor and Photojournalist.

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduate of any high school within the state of Alabama. Applicants must plan to attend The University of Alabama, studying in the College of Communication and Information Sciences. A focus on Sport Communication is preferred, but not required.

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