Food Grants for Nonprofits in Alabama
Food Grants for Nonprofits in Alabama
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Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville
Pathway to Sustainability Fund
he Pathway to Sustainability Fund was established to support a cohort of nonprofits intentionally focus their work as it relates to their mission, collaborate to leverage resources, and track outcomes in order to strengthen their organizations and our community.
Fund Description: The Pathway to Sustainability Fund is a collaboration fund to incentivize Madison County direct social service organizations who provide case management to do the following:
- Focus on their mission
- Collaborate to leverage resources
- Track outcomes
- Strengthen organizations and their community
Progress on the Pathway is not linear but progress is possible. Each client’s journey will be unique and organizations will need to work with each client on an individual basis to understand and provide support for their journey. This is not an exhaustive list of client experiences in each phase of the Pathway. It is also not a complete list of possible Focus Areas. Each organization may determine what their clients’ experience looks like and where the organization can intentionally focus its efforts to be most effective.
- Likely unemployed & struggle to meet basic needs
- May rely entirely on family, friends, agencies, & other assistance to get by
- May struggle with addiction & mental health issues
- May even engage in illegal activities to survive
- Feel hopeless, helpless, isolated
- Homeless Shelters
- Mental Health Crisis Care
- Hospital Emergency Care
- Law Enforcement
- Domestic Violence Programs
- Basic Needs (food, clothing,shelter, utility assistance)
- May have obtained part-time employment but still struggle to make ends meet
- Begin to access government and other resources
- Have found a safer living environment
- May enter recovery programs
- Begin accessing legal services
- Transitional Housing Programs
- Health Care Programs
- Child Care Assistance
- Transportation Assistance
- Mental Health, Substance Abuse & Recovery
- Legal services & Court Systems
- Job skills & Employment Programs
- Earn an hourly wage & regular paycheck & beneﬁts
- Can pay their bills on time & reduce debt
- Have found permanent, safe, affordable housing
- May increase skills and education
- Rely more on their own resources with less outside assistance
- Affordable Housing
- Education & Certification Programs
- Quality Child Care Programs
- Workforce Development
- Financial Counseling
- Health Care & Insurance
- Permanent employment with good pay, beneﬁts, & opportunities to advance
- May become homeowners
- May even start a business & employ others
- Comfortably meet needs & some wants
- Home-ownership Programs
- Financial Institutions
- Investment Advisers
- Two & Four Year Colleges
- Wellness Centers
- Entrepreneurial Programs
- Personal & Spiritual Growth
- Become self-reliant with a sense of having enough & some to spare
- Plan for retirement and build wealth
- Continue to give back by being generous in many ways, including mentoring others
- Worry less & experience peace of mind
- Volunteering & Mentoring Programs
- Civic Engagement & Leadership Development
- Life-Long Learning Opportunities
- Asset Creation & Growth
- Spiritual Development
Why We Created The Pathway To Sustainability
Our vision is to end generational poverty. We believe that is only possible by working with one client at a time and making intentional investments to break down barriers to progress. We know we can’t do it alone. We work with a variety of community partners who share our vision to close service gaps and help our participants move toward self-reliance.
We started the Community Connections project to help create a community wide collaborative care network that now has almost 200 organizations working together on our network. The next step is to create a community model to help each organization on the network ﬁnd a focus and work in their area of strength. We hope that, as a result, we will all better serve our clients, reduce duplication of services, and leverage community resources.
Using inspiration from change models in other communities, we have created the Pathway model with input from local organizations. We hope the model will start a community conversation about focusing on what we each do best as we work together to help our clients progress toward self-reliance.
The Joseph S Bruno Charitable Foundation
A strong community that nurtures and supports all its families and children with access to opportunity, enrichment, and achievement.
We encourage creativity and collaboration while expecting excellence in ourselves and others.
The work of the Foundation extends beyond grantmaking. We want to be partners in learning not just in funding and are invested in the success and effectiveness of the organizations that are supported. The Foundation staff often provides technical assistance on management and program issues and connects grantees with potential partners and collaborators and helps identify sources of additional support. We also work collaboratively with other grantmakers on important community issues and use our resources and collective voices for solutions.
Grantmaking Focus and Priorities
A healthy and educated community is the foundation’s priority and strategic commitment. In addition to grantmaking, we support the work of the Bold Goals Coalition of Central Alabama and seek partners who share common interests for collaboration and advocacy allowing for greater impact.
Community Health – Good nutrition, quality health care and positive emotional environments are vital to the health and well- being of children and adults. Many families in the Birmingham area lack access to healthy and affordable food and adequate health services. The foundation supports programs that:
- Expand and improve access to health care and healthy and affordable food for vulnerable populations.
- Encourage healthy behavior, improved mental and physical health and promote wellness and preventive measures.
Education – Opportunity and success are dependent on a quality education and all students need opportunities to prepare them to succeed in school and work. The foundation’s resources are targeted to underserved students to improve academic performance, graduation rate and job readiness.
- Promote school readiness and quality early childhood education
- Ensure students have reading and math grade level skills
- Provide youth development programs that offer mentoring and tutoring
Other focus areas include:
- Responding to community needs by providing basic human services for at risk children and adults living in poverty or with disabilities.
- Improving the community by providing families with safe places to live, exercise and play.
- Bringing arts and cultural activities to all people to enrich lives, build community and fuel a prosperous creative economy.
Types of Support
In some cases, we will consider general operating support grants for programs that match the foundation’s priority focus areas. We also make a limited number of multi-year and capital grants to organizations that can demonstrate broad community impact in one of our focus areas.
If you are considering applying for a multi-year or capital grant, we strongly encourage you to have a conversation with the Executive Director before submitting your application.
Snook Foundation Grant
Our mission is to provide funding for scholarships, promote health care, contribute to civic organizations for the general public, enhance school facilities and provide increased educational opportunities.
Over the last two decades, the foundation has provided funding for scholarships, promoted health care, contributed to civic organizations, enhanced school facilities and educational programs, and increased educational opportunities. We have expanded our goals and provided assistance in times of natural disasters, helped open the doors to numerous fitness, health, and medical centers, and provided a large umbrella of educational assistance with funding for libraries, historical organizations and local afterschool programs.
On the humanitarian side, the foundation has moved to help local nonprofit organizations that specialize in aide and assistance to our local residents. We have provided funding for local food banks, first responders, programs for veterans, and numerous other worthy agencies and organizations.
Our goal at The Snook Foundation is to continue to grow, support and provide to the numerous organizations that strive to open doors and lend assistance to the residents of Baldwin County. We will continue to evolve, much like our area, and our trustees will examine each grant request on a case-by-case basis. Our hope is to open new avenues and pave the way for current and future generations to succeed on all levels.
Walker Area Community Foundation
The Walker Area Community Foundation is a permanent endowment that will forever help support the charitable needs of our community and improve the quality of life for the people of Walker County and the surrounding area.
The Foundation is organized as a nonprofit corporation [public 501(c)(3)] under the laws of the State of Alabama and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors of civic leaders selected for their demonstrative awareness of the educational, cultural, civic, public and other charitable needs of the Walker County area.
What does the Walker Area Community Foundation do?
- Awards creative, visionary and sensitive grants that address the evolving needs of our nonprofit organizations.
- Leverages and multiplies local giving with outside sources of assistance
- Demonstrates community leadership by providing seed funding for the initiation of new, innovative, or missing services and aspects of a healthy, whole, and fulfilling community
- Engages the next generations in philanthropy through Project Connect and Project Community and being a partner of Youth Leadership Walker County
- Connects and convenes local organizations with other resources to help cultivate informative and collaborative relationships
- Supports donors’ planned giving options, providing benefits to the community and financial and tax benefits to the donor(s)
Areas Of Focus
- Arts & Humanities
- Children & Youth
- Elder Care
- Health & Medicine
- Social Welfare
Publix Super Markets Charities Inc
NOTE: Requests related to hunger relief programs must be submitted from March 1 to April 30 for a September decision and announcement. See the following grant pages for details on other programs
- Youth or Education
- Housing and shelter.
Our key focus areas.
From alleviating hunger and reducing homelessness to supporting youth programs and education initiatives, we are dedicated to making lives better in the communities where we live and work. Our founder, George Jenkins—affectionately known as Mr. George—believed in giving back and donated his time, talent, and money. We are proud to continue his legacy of building hope and nourishing brighter futures through our support of nonprofit organizations. If you represent a nonprofit organization, request our support.
Nourishing hope with food banks.
Providing nourishing meals to our neighbors in need is at the heart of who we are. Our founder, George Jenkins, believed that as a food retailer, we had a responsibility to feed the hungry. “We’re not only in the grocery business; we’re in the people business,” he often said. Since 2015, Publix Super Markets Charities has contributed more than $32.5 million to hunger-related programs. We are proud to continue our commitment to alleviate hunger in our communities year-round by supporting local food banks and other nonprofits across the Southeast.
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation Grant
The Foundation will consider requests to support museums, cultural and performing arts programs; schools and hospitals; educational, skills-training and other programs for youth, seniors, and persons with disabilities; environmental and wildlife protection activities; and other community-based organizations and programs.
Daniel Foundation of Alabama
NOTE: To view the other grant priority areas for the Daniel Foundation of Alabama, please follow these links:
- Health Grants
- Education & Youth Grants
- Arts, Culture and Community Asset Grants
The Foundation supports programs providing for an individual’s basic needs, such as access to food, clothing and adequate housing. Emphasis is placed on classes and programs which help individuals better navigate and manage their circumstances, leading to enhanced job opportunities and outcomes for an improved life for Alabama’s individuals and families. By connecting with rural communities and non-profit organizations, we desire to support communities and spark revitalization in Alabama’s richly diverse rural areas. All of this work is connected to the availability and development of leaders who have the vision and capacity to address these challenges.
A segment of the population highly valued by the Foundation is Alabama’s estimated 400,000 veterans. Given the sacrifices made by our military personnel, they deserve access to services and opportunities that enable them to lead productive and fulfilling lives.
- Access to food, clothing and adequate housing
- Programs that offer an effective approach to job training and life skills
- Rural community initiatives
- Projects that meet the needs of Alabama’s veterans
- Leadership programs demonstrating success in developing leaders for the nonprofit, government and business sectors
Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville
Compass Society Grant Description
Created to “Map the Future” the Compass Society brings the region’s spirit of innovation to generosity and serves as a catalyst for Greater Huntsville’s future. Compass Society funding supports high-impact, collaborative, and visionary projects that span the Community Foundation’s Quality of Life Framework. Grants of $50,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations serving the Greater Huntsville area – Jackson, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, and Morgan Counties. Exact allocations will be determined based on funding and projects.
Through the power of generosity, the Compass Society implements collaborative, visionary projects that have a significant and sustainable impact across many areas of our community's quality of life. Visionary doesn't just mean something new, but rather it is the future-focused opportunity to create a community you want for your children and your grandchildren. These proposals require organizations in our community to work together to achieve something greater than any one organization could achieve alone, no matter how great the work they are doing. What are your bold dreams for our community's future?
Focus Area: The work of the Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville stretches across eight areas in the Quality of Life Framework, which are defined below.
- ARTS & CULTURE: Enriches the community through arts, culture, and lifestyle experiences
- BASIC NEEDS: Provides food, clothing, shelter, and other basic necessities
- ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY: Equips individuals and organizations through training, creating employment opportunities, and promoting growth of the entrepreneurial ecosystem
- EDUCATION: Invests in early childhood development, K-12 students, college and career readiness, post-secondary education, and lifelong learning
- ENVIRONMENT: Stewards our community’s natural resources
- HEALTH & WELLNESS: Addresses physical and mental health and wellness
- NEIGHBORHOODS & COMMUNITIES: Strengthens entire neighborhoods or communities through a holistic approach
- RECREATION: Engages in experiences that refresh the mind, body and spirit
Compass Society grant objectives include grant applications that are high-impact, collaborative, visionary, and span the Community Foundation’s Quality of Life Framework.
Funding Priority: Priority will be given to projects that meet the following criteria:
- High-impact: Affect a large number of people through scalable, ripple-effect transformation
- Collaborative: Involve three or more partners that may or may not all be nonprofits. The organization applying must meet the Eligible Recipient qualifications below.
- Span the focus areas in the Quality of Life Framework: Impact three or more of the focus areas listed above
- Visionary: Create innovative, future-focused projects or programs
Southeastern Grocers, Inc
Romay Davis Belonging, Inclusion and Diversity Grant
SEG celebrates our diverse associates, customers and communities, and cultivates an environment that champions inclusion and belonging within our company and the unique neighborhoods we serve. Over the last year, we have expanded our charitable giving focus to support like-minded organizations that share our commitment to elevating belonging, inclusion and diversity while empowering authenticity, educating the broader society and eliminating deep-seated barriers.
Our Romay Davis Belonging, Inclusion and Diversity Grant Program provides essential funding to organizations that equally support inclusivity and take meaningful action to help combat social injustice by bridging the gap of inequities faced by many individuals, families and communities. Since 2020, we have contributed more than $685,000 to help build a more inclusive and equitable future.
The grant supports organizations that work to address racial disparities in health care, food insecurity and education, while building a more inclusive and equitable future for all.
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