Interested in Applying for a Grant?

Our process begins with a letter of intent for designated areas of interest. Please read our grant policies below, fill out the following LOI submission information, and attach your letter of intent, by 5:00 p.m. CST on the deadline day. For information to be included in the letter please see the Letter of Intent page.  Please note, currently, grants will only be considered for organizations that have been board funded by the Foundation in the past. The Daniel Foundation of Alabama board and staff will review letters and communicate with organizations regarding our decision to decline a request or move forward in the process.

Letter of Intent Submission

Grant Policies

For 2017 there will be three grant cycles, focused as follows:

  • First cycle for grants related to Education & Youth
  • Second cycle for grants related to Arts, Culture & Community Assets, as well as Health
  • Third cycle for grants related to Community Needs


Priority is given to organizations that have at least one full-time employee and a broad base of supporters, including board members, and have been in operation providing programs and services for a minimum of two years. Grants to start-up operations are considered by invitation only.

Multi-year grants are considered, with preference given to organizations with which the Foundation has a long history. Organizations receiving a multi-year grant, may not reapply until the multi-year period has expired, even if the funding has been accelerated.

After three consecutive years of funding organizations must sit out one year before re-applying

Organizations may only receive one grant during the calendar year

We do not fund:

  •  Individuals
  • Sponsorships for fundraising events
  • Organizations outside of Alabama