Health and Wellness Grants for Nonprofits in Alabama
Health and Wellness Grants for Nonprofits in Alabama
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Educational Foundation of America
The Educational Foundation of America (EFA) is a family foundation. It was established in 1959 to preserve the lifelong altruistic commitment of its founders, Richard Prentice Ettinger and his wife, Elsie P. Ettinger.
Today, decedents of the founder in generations three and four lead the Foundation. Together, they direct efforts to fund nonprofits working on efforts related to Creative Placemaking, Climate, Democracy, and Reproductive Health and Justice. Much of our work is focused in the Appalachian region of the United States, as well as the South and the Pacific Northwest.
Our grants are typically for general operating support and for more than one year. EFA believes in building the capacity of our partners and will support efforts to do so. As active impact investors, EFA is also committed to activating our endowment to align with our grantmaking goals.
Reproductive Health & Justice Program
EFA’s Reproductive Health & Justice Program supports state-based organizations that use civic engagement, litigation, communications, and advocacy efforts to improve access to abortion and contraception. Our current geographic focus is on Appalachia and Florida. Taking a broader view, EFA also invests in organizations that work to help ensure access to reproductive healthcare nationally.
Additionally, in partnership with our funder colleagues, EFA catalyzed the creation of the Reproductive Healthcare Investors Alliance, which utilizes shareholder engagement and other impact investing tools to help ensure access to care. This nascent effort is an exciting one and builds on the Foundation’s commitment to aligning our investments with our grantmaking goals.
ACLU of Alabama
ACLU of Kentucky
Blue Ridge Abortion Fund
Catholics for Choice
Center for Reproductive Rights
Kentucky Civic Engagement Table
Kentucky Health Justice Network
New River Abortion Access Fund
Planned Parenthood Great Northwest, Hawai'i, Alask, Indiana, Kentucky
Planned Parenthood of Illinois
Planned Parenthood of South, East, and North Florida and Progress Florida
Power to Decide
Resources for Abortion Delivery
State Innovation Exchange
Women's Health Center of West Virginia
Submit an Idea to the Reproductive Health & Justice Program
EFA's Reproductive Health and Justice program welcomes project and program ideas that will help increase access to abortion and contraception across the United States, with a particular focus in Appalachia
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.
Mike & Gillian Goodrich Foundation
NOTE: Capital Campaign grants will be considered in the first and third quarters of each year (deadline February 1 and August 1). Grant applications pertaining to the Black Belt Region will be considered twice a year, on January 16 and June 16.
Since 2009, the Mike & Gillian Goodrich Foundation has been providing grants to nonprofit organizations in our community, the Black Belt, and the state as a whole to support a variety of programs. From education to the environment, from the cultural arts to neighborhood revitalization, the Foundation has distributed over $26,000,000 in grants to 221 organizations whose work we are proud to support.
The Mike & Gillian Goodrich Foundation seeks to strengthen communities and improve the quality of life primarily in the Birmingham metropolitan area and the State of Alabama.
Our Service Area
The Mike & Gillian Goodrich Foundation focuses its grantmaking in the Birmingham metropolitan area. Special consideration is given to support programs that serve the Woodlawn community in Birmingham.
The Foundation will also support efforts that build opportunities in the Black Belt of Alabama, particularly Hale and Greene Counties. Grants that impact the State of Alabama as a whole or that impact policy issues affecting all Alabamians will also be considered.
Grants from the Mike & Gillian Goodrich Foundation are made to support programs that impact:
- The Birmingham metro area;
- The Woodlawn area of Birmingham;
- The Black Belt area in Alabama;
- The State of Alabama as a whole, through influencing policy change at the state level.
Our Program Areas
The Foundation is interested in developing partnerships with nonprofit organizations to achieve measurable results in the following areas:
- We believe that every child should have the educational resources to become a successful adult. Based on our belief that education is still the best road out of poverty, the Mike & Gillian Goodrich Foundation supports a strong education pipeline. Grants are made to support efforts in early childhood to help children be ready to learn when they enter the school system. Other grants support teachers, students and families to help more children achieve and succeed. These include grants to improve academic outcomes through teacher and principal coaching as well as support for meeting non-academic needs, like physical and mental health needs.
- Neighborhood Revitalization
- We believe in the Purpose Built Communities’ holistic model for rebuilding strong neighborhoods. A strong cradle – to – adult educational pipeline, affordable mixed-income housing, wrap-around social services and local economic revitalization are necessary components for creating livable communities and helping to break the cycle of poverty.
- The Environment
- We believe that the protection of our natural resources and green spaces are vital to the environment and to the health of our communities.
- The Arts and Culture
- We believe that the cultural arts enrich lives and are an integral part of a dynamic and vibrant community.
- Positioning Strategic Community Assets
- We believe that the success of our community depends on the strength of its intrinsic partners – those institutions that represent the best of Birmingham. We are committed to their success.
Grant applications must be geared toward achieving specific results in these focus areas.
Program, Operating and Capital Campaign Grants
We fund capital campaigns and provide grants for operating and programmatic support to organizations engaged in activities that align with the Foundation’s funding interests listed above.
- Program grants are grants of up to $30,000 to support a specific program.
- Operating grants of any amount may be applied for in up to three year increments with an annual review.
- Our goal is to help our grantees focus more on their missions and less on application cycles.
- Capital Campaign grants of any amount will be considered in the first and third quarters of each year (deadline February 1 and August 1).
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.
Alabama Power Foundation
Guided by the mission to elevate the state and to improve the quality of life for Alabamians, we are committed to empowering communities and bridging the gaps of inequity to create a better Alabama for all.
Since our formation in 1989, we’ve been spreading good across Alabama. From the white sand beaches in the south to the first mountains of the Appalachians in the north, you’ll find evidence of our work in communities both large and small.
While our most valuable resource is our people, our funding plays a tremendous role in what we accomplish. Thanks to the generosity of Alabama Power shareholders so many years ago, we manage a $130 million trust, which we use to spread the power of good.
Helping teachers provide a better learning environment.
Teachers often have to pay for class materials out-of-pocket. Our Classroom grants seek to solve that problem by awarding grants up to $1,000 for materials to better the classroom environment, and in turn, enhance a student’s ability to learn. Funding may also be used to support COVID-19 relief efforts such as technology support, cleaning and sanitation supplies, as well as mental health needs for students and educators.
Nonprofits who provide those services and are partnering with local school systems who meet the grant criteria may also apply for grants.
All applications will be reviewed by Alabama Power Foundation for adherence to the Classroom Grant guidelines. If time permits prior to the deadline, schools will be notified if their grant applications must be modified. Applications submitted on the last day will not be able to be modified if there are problems.
How we’d like to see Classroom grants used:
Examples of uses for Classroom grants include:
- Supplies for the betterment of the classroom.
- For example:
- Classroom library
- Basic school supplies like crayons, pencils, paper, scissors, etc.
- Classroom décor like bins, bean bags, rugs, etc.
- Other educational materials
- For example:
- School Library materials.
- For example:
- Multimedia equipment
- Books and/or book jacket covers
- Other educational materials
- For example:
- COVID-19 related support.
- For example:
- Funding mental health support to address the social and emotional needs of educators, students, and students’ families.
- Adapting curriculum to support distance/virtual learning and instruction.
- Supporting virtual learning equipment and support. Ex.: laptops, Wi-Fi access, etc.
- Addressing students’ learning loss resulting from extended school closures.
- Providing educational enrichment to support student learning.
- Strengthening educators’/schools’ engagement with families and communities to meet student needs.
- Funding for sanitation supplies to keep areas clean and safe for students. Ex.: backpack sanitation sprayers, air purifiers, etc.
- For example:
NOTE: For deadlines falling on a weekend or recognized holiday, applications will be accepted on the first business day following the deadline date.
“To energize the spirit and potential of our local community through charitable investments that will have significant, measurable impact on our health, education, and quality of life.”
The basis of our approach to grantmaking has always been that we are not “giving” but are “investing” in local projects and forming partnerships with our grantees. Grants are a committed investment and the Foundation makes these grants to advance our objectives and the zones of interest: health, education and quality of life.
Wiregrass Foundation makes grants to nonprofit community organizations that positively impact the health, education, and quality of life of the Dothan area. The Foundation carefully considers its mission when investing in community programs and is committed to achieving measurable results within its zones of interest.
Areas of Focus
Fostering economic growth and development to improve the health and well-being of Wiregrass individuals, families, and the community as a whole.
To increase school readiness, K-12 achievement, and post-secondary attainment.
Quality of Life
To produce a rising standard of living, including increased income, assets and economic security and to build civic engagement and promote effective leadership and organizations.
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
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.
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
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