Elmore County Community Foundation Grant Information

(For nonprofit organizations serving Elmore County)

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Application Information:
Elmore County Community Foundation (ECCF), an affiliate of the Central Alabama Community Foundation (CACF), accepts grant applications during two semi-annual cycles (Cycle 1 and Cycle 2.) Nonprofit organizations should review cycle information below and apply in the cycle that best describes the service category for which they are meeting needs. Elmore County Community Foundation Grants are awarded at four quarterly presentations.

Nonprofit organizations may apply for any of the following types of ECCF Grants:

• Community Trust Grant
• Field of Interest Grant

Applications may be submitted online only. No paper applications will be accepted.

ECCF does NOT award grants to or provide funding for:

• Individuals
• Annual fundraising drives, events or marketing campaigns
• Endowments
• Partisan political advocacy
• Regular operating support or capital projects
• Religious purposes (although we do support educational and social service programs offered by faith-based organizations)
• Research
• Sponsorship of fundraising events
• Start-up costs

Cycle Details
Cycle 1: Family Wellness & Education
Applications are accepted from nonprofit organizations meeting needs through:

• Family Wellness:
        • Family
        • Food
        • Medical
• Education

Applications open: January 1, 2018
Applications close: February 9, 2018

Family Wellness Grant awards: May 2018
Education Grant awards: August 2018

Cycle 2: Cultural & Community Enhancement
Applications are accepted from nonprofit organizations meeting needs through:

• Social Services
• Shelter
• Community Building
• Arts

Applications open: July 1, 2018
Applications close: August 12, 2018

Social Services and Shelter Grant awards: December 2018
Community Building and Arts Grant awards: February 2019

Grant Types:
Cycle 1: Family Wellness & Education: Nonprofit organizations meeting needs through Family Wellness (Family, Food and Medical) and Education may apply for any of the following ECCF grants:

• Elmore County Community Foundation Community Trust Grant
This grant shall be used to support a nonprofit organization improving the quality of life through Family Wellness (Family, Food and Medical) and Education in Elmore County.

Nonprofit organizations may submit one ECCF Community Trust Grant application for a maximum award of $2,500.

• Elmore County Community Foundation Field of Interest Grant
Margaret & Auston Bridges Fund for Arts in Education
This grant is to be used for arts programs or art program participants at Wetumpka and Holtville High Schools. The funds may be used to: 1) underwrite costs associated with expanding students’ knowledge or refining their performance skills (e.g. registration fees, travel expenses to competitions, scholarship auditions, etc.); 2) purchase tools or equipment to enhance students’ arts education experiences (e.g. band equipment, art supplies, theatre sets, etc.) Funds may not be used for improvements to the physical structure of the arts facilities, for administrative purposes, or for professional development of the faculty. Priority will be given to individual student needs.

Wetumpka and Holtville High Schools may submit one Margaret & Auston Bridges Fund for Arts in Education application.

Cycle 2: Cultural & Community Enhancement: Nonprofit organizations meeting needs through Social Services, Shelter, Community Building and the Arts may apply for any of the following ECCF grants:

• Elmore County Community Foundation Community Trust Grant
This grant shall be used to support a nonprofit organization improving the quality of life through Social Services, Shelter, Community Building and the Arts in Elmore County.

Nonprofit organizations may submit one ECCF Community Trust Grant application for a maximum award of $2,500.

• Elmore County Community Foundation Field of Interest Grant(s)
Clara Lull Robison Beautification Fund
This grant shall be used to support a nonprofit organization or projects, that are permanent in nature, working to improve, enhance and beautify the City of Wetumpka, Alabama, in Elmore County.

Nonprofit organizations may submit one Clara Lull Robison Beautification Fund application for a maximum award of $2,500. Recipient nonprofit organizations will be expected to provide matching funds, which may include in-kind services, as determined by the advisory committee.

Margaret & Auston Bridges Fund for Historical Preservation
This grant shall be used to support a nonprofit organization aiding or assisting in historic preservation activities in Elmore County, Alabama.

Nonprofit organizations may submit one Margaret & Auston Bridges Fund for Historical Preservation application for a maximum award of $1,200.

Evaluations

Grant recipients are required to submit a six month and a one year evaluation following an organization’s receipt of grant funds. Elmore County Community Foundation will not consider any future grant requests unless both evaluation forms have been completed.

Questions?

Contact Jackie G. Johnson
Vice President, Community Services
Ph: (334) 264-6223
Fax: (334) 263-6225
Email: jackie.johnson@cacfinfo.org