In addition to general foundation grants, the Alabama Power Foundation awards more than 100 grants each year through specialized programs.
Since 2014, Elevate has awarded 45 grants in support of unique, replicable and community-centered projects across the state.
What sets the Elevate Grant program apart is its educational component; nonprofit grantees attend workshops covering issues relevant to the nonprofit world. The old saying is, “Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for life.” With the Elevate Grant, we’re able to accomplish both.
The Good Roots Grant program, in partnership with the Alabama Urban Forestry Association and Alabama Forestry Commission, supplies up to $1,000 per grant to purchase trees for planting in cities, towns and communities, and at properties owned by nonprofit organizations across the state.
To date, the foundation has awarded more than $587,000 in Good Roots Grants, adding to the green of hundreds of cities, towns and nonprofit groups. Good Roots trees have been planted at schools, churches, city parks and many other locations.
Together, the foundation and our Good Roots partners are helping keep our lush state beautiful and vibrant.
POWER TO PLAY
Power to Play is an annual athletics and arts grant program for middle schools and high schools across Alabama. Both the athletics and arts grants aim to increase participation in their respective extracurricular programs. Studies have shown that involvement in the arts and athletics is linked to improved graduation rates and test scores.
Power to Play provides $2,500 grants. This grant program is limited to schools determined to have an overall financial need.
STUDENTS TO STEWARDS
Launched in 2014, Students to Stewards helps give Alabama’s students better resources for stewardship education. The program awards two types of conservation education grants – curriculum grants and outdoor classroom grants – on a rotating annual basis.
Curriculum grants provide up to $1,000 and can be used for field trips, teaching materials, to enhance classroom science curriculum and more.
Outdoor classroom grants provide up to $7,500 and can be used to help schools build classrooms so students can participate in outdoor learning. Schools and organizations teaching environmental conservation are invited to apply.