Community Needs

Grant Priority Area

The Foundation supports programs providing for an individual’s basic needs, such as access to food, clothing and adequate housing. Emphasis is placed on classes and programs which help individuals better navigate and manage their circumstances, leading to enhanced job opportunities and outcomes for an improved life for Alabama’s individuals and families. By connecting with rural communities and non-profit organizations, we desire to support business growth and spark community revitalization in Alabama’s richly diverse rural areas. All of this work is connected to the availability and development of leaders who have the vision and capacity to address these challenges.

A segment of the population highly valued by the Foundation is Alabama’s estimated 400,000 veterans. Given the sacrifices made by our military personnel, they deserve access to services and opportunities that enable them to lead productive and fulfilling lives.

Our priorities:

  • Access to food, clothing and adequate housing
  • Programs that offer an effective approach to job training and life skills
  • Rural community revitalization initiatives
  • Projects that meet the needs of Alabama’s veterans
  • Leadership programs demonstrating success in developing leaders for the nonprofit, government and business sectors

Past Grants

Lincoln Village

Lincoln Village

Lincoln Village of Huntsville received a grant for $50,000 for the renovation of homes.

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, Alabama Chapter

Tennessee Valley Art Association

The Tennessee Valley Art Association, located in Tuscumbia, requested a one time capacity building grant to recruit and hire a full time Arts Program Director.

Feeding the Gulf Coast

Feeding the Gulf Coast

A grant for $20,000 was awarded to Feeding the Gulf Coast for their Boxing Out Hunger program.

Kids to Love

Kids to Love

Huntsville based Kids to Love received a grant of $40,000 for their KTECH job training program.

Samson’s Strength Sustainable Veterans Project

Samson’s Strength Sustainable Veterans Project

Samson’s Strength received a grant of $25,000 for their veteran housing program.

Cooperative Downtown Ministries

Cooperative Downtown Ministries

The Firehouse Shelter received a grant for $150,000 towards their capital campaign for a new shelter.

Samson’s Strength Sustainable Veterans Project

Samson’s Strength Sustainable Veterans Project

Samson’s Strength received a grant of $25,000 for their veteran housing program.

Cooperative Downtown Ministries

Cooperative Downtown Ministries

The Firehouse Shelter received a grant for $150,000 towards their capital campaign for a new shelter.