Community Enrichment

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...

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...

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...

By Michael Tomberlin   The Alabama Power Foundation has a new leader and is taking applications for its latest round of grants to nonprofit organizations in the state. The organization held its annual Elevate conference Thursday in Montgomery where Myla Calhoun, the vice president of Charitable Giving at...

The Alabama Power Foundation is accepting applications for the 2016 Gateway grant program. Cities, towns and communities of all sizes can apply for a grant through the program, which provides up to $2,000 toward the purchase of materials for community signs. “Gateway grants do more than provide...