Good Roots program accepting applications

Good Roots program accepting applications

The Alabama Power Foundation is accepting applications from Feb. 2 to April 3 for the 2015 Good Roots grant program.

In partnership with the Alabama Urban Forestry Association and the Alabama Forestry Commission, Good Roots awards up to $1,000 per grant to help cities, towns, schools and nonprofit organizations plant trees. The goal of Good Roots is to help keep communities beautiful and vibrant.

To date, Good Roots has awarded more than $650,000 to almost 700 cities, towns, schools and nonprofits, enabling them to plant trees at schools, churches, parks and other community locations.

In 2014, the Alabama Power Foundation awarded 38 grants through this program to plant trees across central and southern Alabama.

“There are lots of things that go into a healthy and strong community,” said John Hudson, president of the Alabama Power Foundation.

“Trees are good for the environment, and good for our health – not to mention their beauty. Through the Good Roots program, the foundation helps communities plant more trees and take advantage of their multiple benefits.”

Nonprofit organizations, schools, cities, towns and communities of any size are welcome to apply online for a Good Roots grant.

Good Roots is one of several community grant programs funded by the Alabama Power Foundation. To access the online application and to learn more about Good Roots, as well as other Alabama Power Foundation and Alabama Power community programs, please visit