Grant Policies

Application Guidelines

Beginning in 2020 there will be four grant cycles during the year, focused as follows:

  • Education & Youth
  • Arts, Culture & Community Assets
  • Health
  • Community Needs

See timeline for each cycle below. Refer to Priority Areas for details about our focus in each of these cycles.

Priority is given to organizations that have at least one full-time employee and a broad base of supporters 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 having a long history with the Foundation. 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
  • Scholarships
  • Sponsorships for fundraising events
  • Organizations outside of Alabama

You may visit our How To Apply page for more information.

If you are ready to apply:

Dates To Remember

Health
Initiatives

Letter of Intent Due
April 18, 2022

Declination Letters &
Invitations Sent

May 20, 2022

Proposal Due
Jun 13, 2022

Grant Decisions Made
Aug 2022

Community
Needs

Letter of Intent Due
July 18, 2022

Declination Letters &
Invitations Sent

Aug 19, 2022

Proposal Due
Sept 12, 2022

Grant Decisions Made
Nov 2022

Education
& Youth

Letter of Intent Due
Oct 17, 2022

Declination Letters &
Invitations Sent

Nov 18, 2022

Proposal Due
Dec 12, 2022

Grant Decisions Made
Jan 2023

Arts, Culture & Community Assets

Letter of Intent Due
Jan 16, 2023

Declination Letters &
Invitations Sent

Feb 17, 2023

Proposal Due
Mar 13, 2023

Grant Decisions Made
April 2023