Apply for a Grant

Thanks to our generous donors, The Community Foundation of South Alabama awards $3 million in grants to nonprofit organizations each year.

Doing Great Things Together

Southwest Alabama is rich with nonprofits doing great work in our community.  Through our competitive grant making process, the Community Foundation awards hundreds of grants every year to local organizations that are providing essential services and enhancing the quality of life for all our residents.

Throughout the history of our Foundation, we have supported nonprofits which focus on economic opportunity, health and wellness, arts and culture, and civic engagement.

The Foundation also provides funding to organizations which address initiatives of particular importance to our community such as providing workforce training and addressing the needs of veterans and their families.

We’re working together to create an even better place to live.

Through our grant programs, we fund nonprofit organizations whose efforts align with the Foundation’s special initiatives. Our current special initiatives include the Veterans and Closing the Opportunity Gap initiatives.

Explore Competitive Grant Opportunities

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

“Letters of Intent” were accepted until May 4, 2018 at 11:59 CST for Closing the Opportunity Gap grants. See 2018 Grant Guidelines for specific details.

Need More Information?

Please direct any additional questions you may have about the competitive grant-making process to Brooke Switzer, Director of Community Initiatives at or call 251-445-6295.