Educational Advancement  |  THE ENERGY to TEACH

The Power of a Good Education

The Alabama Power Foundation is proud to serve our children through a number of initiatives designed to improve their education.  After all, of the many things we can give our children, a solid education is one that cannot be taken away.

Elevate Grants

Elevate Grants work across all of our focus areas and are intended to help our nonprofit partners achieve financial stability, expansion goals, program enhancements and other mission-critical objectives. These robust grant packages are intended to be “game changers” for the organizations awarded them.


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Foundation Grants

Our Foundation grants focus on underserved segments of our population. We fund projects to enhance education, community life and arts, and to improve the environment and health and human services.

Applications are accepted year-round.

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Classroom Grants

Teachers often have to pay for class materials out-of-pocket. Our Classroom grants seek to solve that problem by awarding grants up to $1,000 for materials to better the classroom environment, and in turn, enhance a student’s ability to learn. Funding may also be used to support COVID-19 relief efforts such as technology support, cleaning and sanitation supplies, as well as mental health needs for students and educators.

Nonprofits who provide those services and are partnering with local school systems who meet the grant criteria may also apply for grants.

The 2022 grant cycle 1 begins February 7, 2022 and the application deadline is February 25, 2022.
The 2022 grant cycle 1 begins February 7, 2022 and the application deadline is February 25, 2022. 

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Power to Play Grants

We support middle school and high school extracurricular programs. Studies show that students involved in extracurricular activities benefit both academically and in terms of mental health. Similar research has shown that participation in extracurricular activity greatly increases the probability that at-risk students will graduate.

The 2022 grant cycle begins February 28, 2022 and the application deadline is March 25, 2022.



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Students to Stewards Grants

Today’s students are tomorrow’s stewards. We established our Students to Stewards Grant program to promote environmental stewardship and STEAM education across our beautiful state. Since 2014, Students to Stewards has awarded more than 40 grants totaling more than $100,000 to support education in Alabama.

Applications open Nov. 9 – Jan. 8

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