Apply for a Grant

Through our generous donors, The Community Foundation of South Alabama awards over $3 million in grants to our community each year.


Southwest Alabama is rich with organizations doing great work in our community. For over 40 years, the Community Foundation of South Alabama has been committed to supporting these organizations.

There are many steps between identifying a problem and implementing a solution, especially if you are engaging your community, making the most of existing resources and working collaboratively with other organizations along the way.

Through our competitive and donor-advised grant programs, the Foundation provides grants to organizations that align with our communities’ most pressing issues, which include our priority initiatives for Veterans and Opportunity Youth.


Explore Competitive Grant Opportunities

The Foundation uses an online application for its competitive grant programs. Applicants will use this same link to apply for grants and submit required documents and reports.

Geographic Reach: All grant funding must directly benefit those who reside in our eight-county region: Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, and Washington counties.

Eligibility: Applicant organizations must be recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 organization, government entity, educational institution, or religious organization. If applying using fiscal sponsorship, the applicant must present a formal written agreement.

The deadline to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) for the 2019 Closing the Opportunity Gap Grant Cycle has passed. If you have any questions, please contact the Foundation at 251.438.5591.

Need More Information?

Keep these Grant Writing Tips in mind when applying for competitive grants. Please direct any additional questions you may have about the competitive grant-making process to Jena Berson, Director of Communications & Programs at or call 251.438.5591.