Community Foundation of West Alabama: Education Grant

Community Foundation of West Alabama

Grant amount: Up to US $500

Deadline: Nov 1, 2018

Applicant type: Nonprofit College / University Elementary / Secondary School

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program, General Operating Expense

Location of project: Counties in Alabama: Bibb County, Fayette County, Greene County, Hale County, Lamar County Expand all

Location of residency: United States

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The Community Foundation of West Alabama was organized in 1999. The purpose of the Foundation is to receive and expend funds for charitable uses for the benefit of the communities around the West Alabama area. The Foundation is organized as a non-profit corporation under the laws of the State of Alabama and is governed by a Board of Directors.

The Foundation makes every effort to assess the needs of the community and to prioritize those needs.

The requesting organization should:

  • Demonstrate the expertise and experience necessary to accomplish the project
  • Operate under sound financial principles
  • Have a future funding plan
  • Have a solid base of community and financial support to insure the future of the  organization and program

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  • Grants may be made for the following charitable purposes:
    • Arts and Humanities
    • Children and Youth
    • Education
    • Elder Care
    • Environment
    • Health & Medicine
    • Recreation
    • Social Welfare
  • Applicants who are not successful in receiving funds should wait at least one year to reapply and should not reapply at that time unless the terms of the request have changed from the original request.


  • In order to make the greatest impact with the funds available, we prefer requests that address a critical community need.
    • Get at the root causes of a problem.
    • Do not duplicate existing services unless they serve a population not already being served.
    • Are pilot projects which, if successful, can be expanded to serve a wider population or be duplicated by other organizations.
    • Involve collaboration and cooperation with other organizations and agencies.
    • Include an effective mechanism for measuring the impact of The Community Foundation’s investment.
  • We prefer requests for partial funding of projects rather than full support.
    • Because we cannot provide ongoing support, plans for future funding are critical.
    • We believe that sound and realistic financial planning must underlie any request.


  • No grants are made to or for:
    • Individuals
    • Religious Organizations for religious purposes
    • Dinners, Balls or other Ticketed Events
    • Political Purposes
    • Lobbying Activities
    • Replacement of Government Grants or Funding
    • Endowments or Other Discretionary Pools
  • Ordinarily, we do not make grants for:
    • Operating expenses unless they are for the initial stages of a pilot project
    • Program expenses that occur on a regular basis (e.g. annual workshop series, regularly needed medical equipment or patient care)
    • Regularly supported activities of fundraising organizations.
  • Applicants will not be funded on an ongoing annual basis unless the terms of the grant specifically provide for multi-year funding.  
  • Ordinarily, an organization receiving multi-year support may not apply for another grant until the final payment on the multi-year grant is made.
  • Any application without an attached copy of a tax determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service showing the name of the organization, tax identification number, and the type of tax-exemption, will not be considered for funding.

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