Central Alabama Community Foundation

OVERVIEW: The Central Alabama Community Foundation supports education, health, human services, cultural arts, recreation, historic preservation, and civic concerns in the counties of Central Alabama.

FUNDING AREAS: Education, health, human services, cultural arts, recreation, historic preservation, civic concerns

IP TAKE: This is an accessible community foundation that covers a broad region of the state and nearly all types of local nonprofit needs.

PROFILE: Established in 1987, the Central Alabama Community Foundation (CACF) is a community foundation based in Montgomery, Alabama. Local civic leaders established CACF, which has over 230 funds that address regional concerns. It aims to “create a better quality of life for those who live and work in the River Region.” CACF funds local education, health, human services, cultural arts, recreation, historic preservation, and civic efforts.

The Central Alabama Community Foundation distributes over $5 million each year in grants and scholarships. In Central Alabama, grant opportunities exist in the areas of family wellness and education, food, medical education, and cultural and community enhancement. Community Trust Grants go towards basic needs programs that improve the quality of life in the region. The funder accepts Montgomery City Council grant applications too. CACF has affiliate foundations in the Autauga, Elmore, and the Wiregrass Region.

Grants range between about $5,000 and $10,000. Learn more about this funder’s local giving in the blog section of the funder’s website. Grantmaking focuses on the Alabama counties of Autauga, Coffee, Cullman, Dale, Elmore, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery, and Pike. Past local grantees include Macon County Humane Society, Red Mountain Grace, Southeastern Diabetes Education Services, and That’s My Child.

This foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications from nonprofits. Organizations must submit applications via online system, and each grant opportunity has its own unique deadlines and guidelines. Direct general questions to the staff at 334-264-6223 or to individual staff members via email.

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