Environmental Education Grants in Alabama
Environmental Education Grants in Alabama
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Southern Partners Fund
We are a public foundation created to serve southern communities and organizations seeking social, economic, and environmental justice by providing them with financial resources, opportunities for technical assistance and training, and access to systems of information and power.
Develop and nurture grassroots community-based leaders and organizers. Build the capacity of their organizations. Strengthen rural communities and people. Develop equitable peer relationships, which support real transformation toward a just society.
Using a grassroots perspective, we believe that culture is the essence of its people and should be valued, shared and preserved in the process.
We must build our strength and unity by incorporating standards of integrity, respect, love, diversity, quality and interconnectedness.
Please note over the next four years SPF will focus on three primary issue areas in its grantmaking: Education Reform; Immigration Rights; and Voter Engagement
The Discretionary Fund
Existing grantee partners as well as organizations new to SPF may apply for funding. All applicants should fall within the scope of the SPF mission and guidelines: grassroots community organizing for economic, social and environmental justice, in rural communities in the South.
Discretionary support includes (not limited to) grants for capacity building, community organizing events and/or activities, and voter engagement activities. There are three primary funding areas within discretionary
- General Discretionary: funds in this category will typically be used to support community organizing activities or small projects that fit within SPF guidelines and will lend its self to creating change within SPF funding region.
- Technical Assistance: The funds awarded in this category will support the capacity building needs of your organization or your constituency. These activities could include (but are not limited to) strategic planning, organizational development, trainings for your base and/or constituency and small technology upgrades.
- Travel Assistance: This category includes (but again, not limited to) travel to and participation in conferences and actions of civic engagement.
Discretionary fund resources are limited. Organizations may submit a maximum of two requests per year for a total reward of $3,500 per year.
Vulcan Materials Company Foundation
Helping Build Stronger Communities
The Mission Statement of Vulcan Materials Company states that Vulcan “will be a good corporate citizen in each community in which we operate. We will support and take an active part in public and charitable projects.” Vulcan established the Vulcan Materials Company Foundation in 1988 to assist in carrying out that mission. Because contributions made by the Foundation are corporate-based business dollars, it is essential that they be made in a planned and consistent manner that best serves the combined interests of Vulcan and the communities in which we operate.
Helping Build Stronger Communities
The Foundation supports many types of worthwhile organizations that enhance the quality of life in Vulcan’s communities. The Vulcan Materials Foundation focuses on three areas in particular:
- Working with schools;
- Supporting environmental stewardship; and
- Encouraging employee involvement.
A major focus of the Foundation is to play a part in maintaining or improving the quality of life and standard of living through the support of education.
The Foundation will consider proposals that provide public education programs and projects that enhance the quality of learning for all students. The Foundation works to support efforts to improve educational systems and individual schools in Vulcan’s communities by partnering with public schools located in its operating areas. Vulcan has adopted 276 schools in its communities through support from the Foundation. It is Vulcan’s goal to increase the number of its school partnerships every year.
The Foundation is also interested in efforts to encourage young people to develop an interest in math, science and business. The Foundation, therefore, gives consideration to proposals designed to help maintain students’ curiosity and excitement about the world of math and science and to explore the world of industry and business. The Foundation is particularly interested in helping young people and their teachers understand the relevance of math and science to society, and supports efforts to link these subjects to their application in the workplace. The Foundation also will consider programs designed to educate our students about the vital role of business and industry in society.
Higher education will play an increasingly critical role in helping the economy effectively compete in the global market. The Foundation recognizes the invaluable contributions made by institutions of higher learning in educating the nation’s future workforce.
The Foundation will consider proposals from those institutions located in states where the Company has facilities, particularly proposals that focus on science and engineering or improving public education. Although proposals for capital improvements will be considered, the Foundation prefers to fund projects that directly affect the outcome of the educational process, such as scholarships and science and technology programs.
The Foundation supports the philosophy that economic development and environmental stewardship have common goals. Responsible economic growth provides the resources necessary to be a good steward of the environment, while this stewardship helps to sustain growth.
There are important links between industry, the environment and technological innovation. A society that is better informed about environmental issues will be able to participate more effectively in public policy debates. Grantmaking will focus on organizations and programs that seek to develop an understanding of the connection between environmental stewardship and sustainable development.
The Foundation will consider supporting those environmental organizations that adhere to fact-based, balanced environmental principles.
Vulcan has a history of encouraging its employees to participate in volunteer activities in their communities. We recognize that our workforce offers a unique resource to provide leadership in the communities where we operate. Thus, high priority will be given by the Foundation to proposals from those organizations in which company employees are actively involved, especially in our focus areas of education and environmental stewardship.
Geographic Funding Priorities
In addition to the corporate headquarters, located in Birmingham, Alabama, there are eight Construction Materials divisions. Further, Vulcan has 400* active aggregates facilities located in 22 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, and Mexico and the Bahamas. Regarding proposals submitted to the Foundation, first consideration will be given to those organizations that will benefit the communities where Vulcan employees live and work. The Foundation’s giving program is decentralized to spread ownership of the program to a wider base. Because unit managers are directly involved with the communities where they do business, decentralization enables the Foundation to be more informed about, and to better address, local needs. Proposals submitted to the Foundation should be sent directly to the charitable contributions officer in the appropriate geographical area.
* Updated after the acquisition of U.S. Concrete
Alabama Power Foundation
The most versatile Alabama Power Foundation tool
As a part of all five of our initiatives – Educational Advancement, Civic and Community Development, Arts and Cultural Enrichment, Health and Human Services and Environmental Stewardship – Alabama Power Foundation Grants are designed to meet a number of different objectives.
Arts & Culture
- Employing arts to incorporate academic achievement
- Exposing underserved youth to various artistic events and styles
- Grassroots arts programs
- Arts in education
- Programs that improve literacy
- Teach and educational leadership development
- Programs that attract female and minority students to math, science and technology
- Programs that encourage students to finish high school
- Programs that encourage students who show aptitudes for skills to pursue careers in the trades
- Community gardens
- Aquatic gardens
- Urban forestry programs
- Environmental education
- Recycling/reuse programs
- River/watershed environmental programs
Health & Human Services
- Programs that promote health and well-being
- Programs that promote access to health services
- Direct service programs
- Programs that improve networks services (from parent organizations)
- Programs that combat childhood obesity
- Playgrounds & Parks
- Community improvement programs
- Youth development programs
Alabama Department of Environmental Management
Alabama Department of Environmental Management
Alabama is blessed with a wealth and variety of natural resources which provide significant social, economic, and environmental benefits and opportunities for the citizens of Alabama. The mission at ADEM is to assure for all citizens of the State a safe, healthful, and productive environment.
Alabama Recycling Fund Grant
The program is open to local governments and local government nonprofits/authorities seeking to promote local recycling efforts by enhancing established recycling programs or by initiating new recycling programs.
The cities of Albertville and Boaz partnered to establish a joint recycling program and create the Albertville-Boaz Recycling Authority. Meanwhile, Auburn University, the City of Auburn, the City of Opelika, and Lee County partnered to increase regional recycling. Funds have been used to expand drop-off sites and purchase equipment such as recycling containers and balers. In addition, funds have supported public education activities to inform local citizens about the benefits of recycling.
Examples of what we fund:
- Recycling bins/containers
- Recycling storage/bunkers
- Recycling infrastructure/equipment
- Education & outreach materials
To be Alabama’s primary source for science-based, environmental information and education, while cultivating a legacy of environmental stewardship for generations to come.
Environmental Education Grant Program
Legacy funds environmental education grants annually through the Environmental Education Grant Program. Funds for this program are allocated specifically to assist with helping to create environmentally responsible citizens through education.
Grants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Feasibility & Sustainability – the fulfillment of an environmental education need, how the need will be addressed, and qualifications and experience of personnel; and how the project will be sustained in the future.
- Audience – size and diversity, reach under-served population, partnerships developed, and possibility of replication, if the program is not statewide;
- Scope of Work – goals clearly stated, description of work plan, use of existing materials and information, and consistency with Legacy’s mission;
- Schedule of Project – delineate tasks and timelines;
- Budget – cost-effectiveness, detailed and itemized, and match to include in-kind support;
- Measurement &Evaluation – how effectiveness of the project will be measured;
- Legacy Recognition – the degree of public recognition for Legacy’s granting of funds for the project.
Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville
Grantmaking endowment fund established by Lyle and Ruth Taylor to support historic preservation, environmental conservation, and civic engagement.
Areas of Interest:
The grant agreement specifies the following areas of interest:
- Charitable organizations that provide education about or financial support for historic preservation, such as the Historic Huntsville Foundation and the Huntsville/Madison County Historical Society.
- Charitable organizations that provide education about or financial support for environmental conservation, such as the Land Trust of North Alabama, the Nature Conservancy (Alabama chapter), and the Alabama Environmental Council.
- Charitable organizations, such as the American Civil Liberties Union, that serve to educate the public about the need to take an active part in civics in the United States, defined as the study of the theoretical and practical aspects of citizenship, its rights and duties and the duties of citizens to each other as members of a political body and to the government, including the study of civil law and civil code and the study of government with attention to the role of citizens - as opposed to external factors - in the operation and oversight of government.
The Taylor Endowment will rotate the availability of annual grant funding in the following order and in the same sequence thereafter.
- environmental conservation (2022)
- civic engagement (2023)
- historic preservation (2024)
Southern Sustainable Agriculture, Research & Education (SARE)
Southern SARE is requesting pre-proposals for either Systems Research Projects or for Education Projects and Activities that address issues of sustainable agriculture of current and potential importance to the region and the nation.
Maximum funding amount for Systems Research Projects is $400,000, and maximum funding amount for Education Projects and Activities is $50,000. Pre-proposals with smaller funding requests are welcomed and encouraged.
Southern SARE accepts proposals from applicants in the Southern region: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Proposed projects must focus on Southern SARE’s program objectives in developing sustainable agriculture systems or moving existing farming systems toward sustainability, as defined by the Congress in the 1990 Farm Bill. Under that law, “the term sustainable agriculture means an integrated system of plant and animal production practices having a site-specific application that will, over the long term:
- Satisfy human food and fiber needs;
- Enhance environmental quality and the natural resource base upon which the agricultural economy depends;
- Make the most efficient use of nonrenewable resources and on-farm resources and integrate, where appropriate, natural biological cycles and controls;
- Sustain the economic viability of farm operations; and
- Enhance the quality of life for farmers and society as a whole.”
Alabama Power Foundation
We are a POWERFUL SOURCE of GOOD. Formed with donations from Alabama Power shareholders, the Alabama Power Foundation spreads good to Alabama residents through a number of different initiatives.
In fact, that’s our mission – to spread good throughout Alabama to the people who need it most.
- Educational Advancement
- Civic & Community Development
- Arts & Cultural Enrichment
- Health & Human Services
- Environmental Stewardship
Lifting up the state one organization at a time
The Elevate grant program empowers nonprofits – helping them expand their impact and address pressing needs. Our goal is to strengthen these organizations, helping provide tools and resources so they can help elevate the people and communities of Alabama.
Elevate Grants support needs and initiatives that are not addressed through our other grant programs.
Elevate Grant Focus Areas
Educational Advancement – Supporting equitable programs to advance learning for adults, children, families and communities, capacity-building for nonprofits through professional development or certifications that help equip staff with skills to operate programs more efficiently and effectively.
Civic & Community Development – Supporting programs that promote workforce development, criminal justice, economic empowerment, and quality of life.
Arts & Cultural Enrichment – Supporting cultural programs and expressions of creativity.
Health and Human Services – Supporting the well-being of Alabamians by advancing equitable programs in health, medicine and social welfare.
Environmental Stewardship – Supporting conservation, beautification and sustainable practices benefiting Alabama’s biological diversity and the environment.
Ms. Foundation For Women
Ms. Foundation for Women
The mission of the Ms. Foundation for Women is to build women’s collective power in the U.S. to advance equity and justice for all. We achieve our mission by investing in, and strengthening, the capacity of women-led movements to advance meaningful social, cultural and economic change in the lives of women. Ms. has six grantmaking initiatives, one of which is the Birth Justice Initiative.
Birth Justice Initiative
Our Birth Justice Initiative aims to:
- advance equitable birth outcomes and experiences;
- strengthen the capacity, organizational infrastructure, and financial stability of grassroots Black, Indigenous and women of color-led birth justice organizations; and
- expand the frame of birth justice to support intersectional movements and strategies that recognize the full spectrum of experiences and identities in birthing, parenting, and family building.
We believe that Black, Indigenous, and women of color (including trans women and non-binary people) are key experts and should be decision-makers in shaping policy and culture change around birth justice. By investing directly into organizations led by and for women and girls of color, we are ensuring that the movement to address racial based disparities in healthcare, including birth outcomes and experiences, is led by those who are impacted most. Strengthening the collective power of communities of color is critical to addressing the root causes of these disparities and advancing birth justice for all.
The U.S. has one of the highest maternal mortality rates of all developed nations and Black women die at three to four times the rate of white women in birth – one of the widest racial disparities in women’s health. Systemic racism, implicit bias, and anti-Blackness all contribute to the significant disparities in birth outcomes among Black, Indigenous and birthing people of color. Moreover, the spectrum of intersectional issues that comprise birth justice and the ability to have children and parent with dignity, are not only limited to the birth process.
As such, the Ms. Foundation’s Birth Justice Initiative invests in organizations who represent the full spectrum of birth experiences including–but not limited to–preconception health, mental health and wellness, infertility, abortion access and abortion care, comprehensive sex and sexuality education, non-racist culturally affirming and gender expansive healthcare, access to birth workers of color, access to lactation support and services, postpartum health and wellness, grief and loss care and support, and sexual assault prevention and survivor support services. Organizations supported collectively utilize a range of movement building strategies to advance birth justice—such as narrative change, policy and systems change, advocacy, leadership development, direct service among others. And finally, they work at the intersection of birth justice and other movements, such as disability justice, youth justice, LGBTQIA+ justice, environmental justice, economic justice, and criminal legal reform.
During this cycle, Ms. will provide one-time grants ranging from $50,000 to $100,000 to selected organizations not currently receiving funding from Ms.’ Birth Justice Initiative. The grant period will comprise two years.
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