This year the Southeast Alabama Community Foundation (SACF) is celebrating its 10th year as an affiliate of the Central Alabama Community Foundation. To commemorate this milestone anniversary, SACF will award 10 surprise grants of $1,000 each to nonprofits in the Wiregrass Region.
These grants will be awarded over the course of 2020. Due to COVID-19, SACF put a pause on the surprise grant celebration. Now, their team is excited to begin surprising local nonprofits again.
The sixth nonprofit to receive a 2020 SACF surprise $1,000 grant is the Dale County Salvation Army Family Store & Service Center in Ozark, Alabama. SACF became aware of their needs after a board member communicated the importance of their Christmas program to the community in Dale County.
“There is a lot to be thankful for this November, and we are thankful to have the opportunity to present this award to the Salvation Army of Dale County in honor of our 10th anniversary. These surprise grants are a way for us to show our appreciation to local organizations that are making a big difference in their communities,” said CACF President Burton Crenshaw.
The Dale County Salvation Army Family Store is a family friendly store whose goals are to help those in need in the community through the sale of donated goods. The outreach of this organization covers six surrounding counties. The Salvation Army is active in virtually every corner of the world and serves in over 100 countries, offering the message of God’s healing and hope to all those in need.
Nonprofit organizations that will receive the surprise grants throughout the year are registered 501(c)(3) entities and located in Coffee, Dale, Geneva, Henry and Houston counties. CACF or its affiliates do not fund individuals, annual fundraising drives, events or marketing campaigns, religious institutions (although we do support educational and social service programs offered by faith-based organizations), endowments, research, partisan political advocacy, regular operating support or capital projects, or sponsorship of fundraising events.
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 the work of nonprofits in the Montgomery area. CACF has grown to hold over $74 million in charitable assets. Through its 230+ funds, CACF addresses a wide variety of projects and programs in education, health, human services, cultural arts, recreation, historic preservation and other civic concerns. Each year, the Foundation distributes over $4 million through hundreds of grants and scholarships. Southeast Alabama Community Foundation (SACF) is a CACF affiliate and offers citizens in the Wiregrass Region the opportunity to build long-term support for their community. SACF serves the five-county Wiregrass Region of Coffee, Dale, Geneva, Henry and Houston counties.