Alabama Power Foundation: Good Roots Grants

Alabama Power Foundation

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Deadline: Aug 10, 2020

Grant amount: Up to US $1,000

Fields of work: Habitat & Ecosystem Restoration

Applicant type: Government Entity, Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Alabama

Location of residency: Alabama

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About this funder:




The Alabama Power Foundation is pleased to offer the “Good Roots” grant program in partnership with the Alabama Urban Forestry Association and the Alabama Forestry Commission. As a part of the 2017 Good Roots Program, the foundation will supply up to $1,000 per grant to purchase trees for planting in cities, towns, communities and nonprofit organizations across central and south Alabama. Good Roots is designed to help keep our communities beautiful and vibrant. The trees must be used in public areas – to enhance a park, add a canopy over the street, or help shade a hot parking lot. They can be used around schoolyards, churches and libraries.

Why Alabama Power and trees?

Since our founding over a century ago, Alabama Power has been connected to communities in more ways than just supplying power. The company and its charitable giving arm believe a healthy environment is important to the quality of life in Alabama and look for ways to strengthen communities across the state. Trees are key to this. Recent studies show tree-shaded neighborhoods can be 3 to 6 degrees cooler than treeless ones.

Plus, trees help save energy. A study done by the EPA shows careful landscaping can decrease air conditioning bills up to 75% especially if you plant them in the correct places – on the south and southwest side of a structure to shade hot summer sun. In the winter, trees can save on heating costs if you plant them to buffer harsh seasonal winds.

The Goals

The Alabama Power Foundation is committed to using our resources to help plant our state. The intent is to assist projects that will:

  • Maintain an excellent quality of life in our communities.
  • Enhance and improve the quality of the environment in communities across the state.
  • Encourage active community involvement. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Eligible groups:
    • Local governments – cities, towns, communities of any size. 
    • Educational institutions – city and county school systems, private schools, universities. 
    • Any 501 (c)(3) organization.
  • Recipient organizations must have a tax-exempt status under the IRS Code and must not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, nationality, or ethnic origin.
  • Funds will be available for the purchase of trees only.
  • All trees shall be planted according to the procedures prescribed by the International Society of Arborculture or the National Arbor Day Foundation.


  • Funds will not be available for the purchase of shrubs, bedding plants and other landscaping items.
  • Planting, watering and maintenance must be provided through other funding or volunteers.


This page was last reviewed July 01, 2020 and last updated July 01, 2020