Alabama Power Foundation awards Good Roots grants
Program supports beautification projects across the state
Communities across Alabama will be planting trees and launching beautification projects as part of this year’s round of Good Roots grants from the Alabama Power Foundation.
In partnership with the Alabama Forestry Commission and the Alabama Urban Forestry Association, the foundation provides Good Roots grants of up to $1,000 per grant to help cities, schools, towns and nonprofit organizations plant trees. This year, the foundation is awarding 44 Good Roots grants to recipients across the state.
Good Roots helps beautify and strengthen communities with tree-planting projects that benefit the environment, and support recreation and economic development efforts.
“Good Roots is making a significant impact in our communities,” said John Hudson, president of the Alabama Power Foundation. “Beyond their aesthetic value, trees can boost property values, make public spaces more inviting and contribute to a better quality of life.”
This year’s grantees included a larger number of schools and nonprofits than in recent years. The number of grantees also has increased.
“We are proud to partner with community leaders and organizations focused on making a difference in our state,” Hudson said.
Communities and organizations receiving this year’s Good Roots grants are:
To date, the foundation has awarded more than $650,000 in Good Roots grants, benefiting almost 700 cities, towns and nonprofit organizations.
The Alabama Power Foundation celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2014. Since its creation in 1989 with funds donated by shareholders, the foundation has provided Alabama communities, educational institutions and nonprofits support with non-ratepayer money through more than 20,000 grants and scholarships. Good Roots is one of several community grant programs funded by the foundation. To learn more about Good Roots, as well as other Alabama Power Foundation and Alabama Power community programs, please visit www.powerofgood.com.