The Alabama Power Foundation has awarded more than $89,000 in Good Roots and Gateway grants to support communities across the state – part of its longstanding commitment to elevating Alabama.
Good Roots provides annual grants of up to $1,000 each to help cities, counties, schools, towns and nonprofit organizations beautify and strengthen communities with tree-planting and beautification projects that benefit the environment and support recreation and economic development efforts. The Gateway grant program is designed to support economic development and tourism efforts in communities by providing annual grants of up to $2,500 to fund welcome signs, marketing materials and website development.
“Towns and communities are vital to the success of our state. Through Good Roots and Gateway, we are putting resources directly into initiatives to unlock the economic and cultural value within communities,” said Tequila Smith, president of the Alabama Power Foundation. “By investing in communities, we are helping prepare them for future growth and success while also instilling a sense of civic pride.”
Thirty communities and organizations are receiving Good Roots grants:
Twenty-nine communities and organizations are receiving Gateway grants:
Good Roots and Gateway are among several grant programs funded by the Alabama Power Foundation. Since its creation in 1989 with funds donated by shareholders, the Alabama Power Foundation has supported Alabama communities, educational institutions and nonprofits with nonratepayer dollars through more than 20,000 grant and scholarship awards.
To learn more about Good Roots and Gateway, as well as other Alabama Power Foundation programs, please visit www.powerofgood.com.