AGL Resources Private Foundation

OVERVIEW: The AGL Resources Private Foundation supports education, environmental stewardship, diversity, community enrichment, basic human needs and energy assistance in the Southeast states of Georgia, Florida and Tennessee.

FUNDING AREAS: Education, environmental stewardship, diversity, community enrichment, basic human needs, energy assistance

IP TAKE: AGL Resources merged with Southern Company Gas. Contact this corporate foundation directly for updated information about its current guidelines and application deadlines.

PROFILE: Established in 1998, the AGL Resources Private Foundation is a corporate funder based in Atlanta, Georgia. This company-sponsored foundation is affiliated with Southern Company Gas, a natural gas and energy services provider. Foundation grantmaking includes education, environmental stewardship, diversity, community enrichment, basic human needs and energy assistance.

Traditionally, the foundation focused on education, environmental stewardship, and diversity in the first quarter of the year. Education grants target public K-12 schools, public and private colleges and universities, and technical schools, particularly toward reading, math and science. Environment grants focus on clean air, conservation and green space. Diversity grants mostly support minority- and women-owned businesses in the communities the foundation serves. In the second quarter, the foundation has supported community enrichment efforts, such as senior citizen programs, minority and women leadership programs, and arts and culture events. In quarter three, the funder provides energy assistance support for low-income people who cannot afford natural gas bills.

Foundation grants range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. The foundation does not provide an online grants database with information about past grantees. Funding in the Southeast is focused on service territories in Georgia, Florida and Tennessee. The funder also supports service territories in Illinois, Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland and Houston, Texas.

The foundation accepts unsolicited grant requests from nonprofits that operate within the company’s service territories. Grantseekers should mail their applications to the appropriate foundation office, and the office for the Southeast region is located in Atlanta. Direct general questions to the foundation staff at 404-584-3791.

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