Alabama Power: Foundation Grants

Alabama Power Foundation

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: Up to US $100,000

Fields of work: Youth Development & Leadership Greening & Beautification Playgrounds Parks & Public Spaces Obesity Health Care Access & Delivery Wellness & Healthy Living Community Health Education Freshwater Conservation Water Resource Management Recycling Environmental Education Forestry Horticulture & Gardening Vocational & Trade Education Education - High School Career/College Preparation STEM Education Teacher Development & Training Literacy Art Education Youth Involvement in the Arts Music Education Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Alabama: Autauga County, Baldwin County, Barbour County, Bibb County, Blount County Show all

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:




  • As we navigate the local impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we will modify our giving efforts to meet and adapt to the developing needs of communities.
  • If your organization is seeking funding to address coronavirus relief needs, please apply for a foundation grant above.
  • In response to the current COVID-19 crisis, the current quarterly grant application deadlines are being suspended.
    • The grant application review dates are also undetermined at this time.

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.

Focus Areas

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

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


  • The Foundation Grant always meets the following criteria:
    • The project addresses a need in at least one of the five initiatives: Educational Advancement, Civic and Community Development, Arts and Cultural Enrichment, Health and Human Services and Environmental Stewardship.
    • The project has the potential to lead to permanent improvements in a community or in the state.
    • A diverse group will collaborate on the project to achieve common goals.
    • The program or idea can be duplicated in other communities.
    • The submitting organization exhibits sound fiscal management and accountability.
    • The organization shows the ability to attract multiple sources of support for the project.
    • The project addresses underserved segments of the population such as racial or ethnic minorities, impoverished and/or underprivileged communities with fewer opportunities.
    • The applying program has not already received funds from the foundation this calendar year.


  • Foundation Grants will not be used to support the following:
    • Groups acting on behalf of individuals.
    • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, disability or gender.
    • Churches or other religious organizations, except when they are conducting secular programs that will have broad public impact.
    • Projects that affect communities outside Alabama Power’s service territory.
    • Fraternal, athletic and veterans programs, except in cases in which the programs will have a broad public benefit or help disadvantaged individuals.
    • Organizations already receiving multiyear support from the foundation. Such organizations are required to wait at least one year after the current funding ends.
    • Primary and secondary private schools.
    • Political organizations, parties or causes.