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Renew Our Rivers cleanup in Tuscaloosa (Photo courtesy of the Capstone Agency)
Alabama Power welcomes college student volunteers in Renew Our Rivers cleanup

By Capstone Agency writers    Alabama Power gave students and locals alike the chance to welcome the fall weather and learn more about protecting local waterways by hosting Renew Our Rivers at the Tuscaloosa Riverwalk alongside the Black Warrior River on Sept. 28. Nearly 100 student volunteers met...

As well as supporting grantee capacity-building, Elevate grants  enable nonprofits to collaborate.
Alabama Power Foundation awards seven Elevate grants

The Alabama Power Foundation has awarded seven Elevate grants to nonprofits across the state. The Elevate grant program empowers organizations by providing funds for community-centered projects and capacity-building workshops, and to facilitate networking opportunities within the nonprofit community. Since launching in 2014, the program has helped strengthen...

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Power to Play grant program expands to support the arts

Alabama Power Foundation’s Power to Play grant program returns for its third year of helping Alabama high schools increase students’ extracurricular participation. The program, which offered athletics grants in its first two years, expands its focus this year to include the arts. Power to Play will...

Hearts joined together for one cause – healing – when APSO's McElroy and Tisdale (first and third left, respectively) met Southern (second from left) and volunteer Billie Baker recently. Southern said she is greatly touched by APSO's thoughtfulness in providing snacks for chemotherapy patients.
Southern APSO members boost spirits, strength of Montgomery Cancer Center patients

By Donna Cope   There’s nothing like a peanut butter cracker to calm those familiar rumblings of hunger. So says Mary Southern. This, the 69-year-old knows this from experience, particularly after chemotherapy. Following her weekly visit to Montgomery Cancer Center for treatments of ovarian and lung cancer, Southern...

The city of Sylacauga, recipient of a Gateway grant from the Alabama Power Foundation, created a marble-and-brick welcome sign that used elements from Avondale MIlls and the old Sylacauga High School gym. (Tucker Webb/Daily Home)
Gateway grants help Alabama communities make grand first impression

By Erin Searson   You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. That’s the idea behind the Gateway program that awards grants to support construction or upgrading of signs to welcome visitors into cities, towns and communities across Alabama. A recent recipient of a Gateway...