Alabama Power Foundation opens application period for Elevate grants

June 30, 2020 | Uncategorized | Alabama Power Foundation

Original post by Alabama NewsCenter Staff on Alabama NewsCenter

The application period for the Alabama Power Foundation’s Elevate grants is now open. The announcement was made Friday, June 26 at the conclusion of the foundation’s Elevate conference.

Elevate grants provide up to $10,000 to support nonprofits by funding community-centered projects and helping them expand their impact.

Myla Calhoun is president of the Alabama Power Foundation. (Dennis Washington / Alabama NewsCenter)

“Nonprofits play a pivotal role in contributing to the vitality of our state by championing the evolving needs of the communities they serve,” said Myla Calhoun, president of the Alabama Power Foundation. “Our Elevate grant represents an investment in this work as they continue to find innovative solutions to respond to these needs.”

Since the program’s launch in 2014, more than 50 nonprofits have received grants totaling $795,000 to strengthen their organization and expand their ability to fulfill their mission.

The deadline to apply for an Elevate grant is Aug. 21. To access the online application and to learn more about Elevate, as well as other Alabama Power Foundation and Alabama Power community programs, please visit

Since its creation in 1989 with funds donated by shareholders, the Alabama Power Foundation has supported Alabama communities, educational institutions and nonprofits through more than 20,000 grants and scholarships using nonratepayer dollars. Learn more about the Alabama Power Foundation and its charitable initiatives at


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