Alabama Power Foundation accepting Good Roots grant applications
Cities, schools, nonprofits can apply for tree-planting grants

The Alabama Power Foundation is accepting applications for the 2016 Good Roots grant program starting today through April 8.

In partnership with the Alabama Urban Forestry Association and the Alabama Forestry Commission, Good Roots awards up to $1,000 per grant to help cities, towns, schools and nonprofit organizations plant trees.

To date, Good Roots has awarded more than $650,000 to almost 700 cities, towns, schools and nonprofits, enabling them to plant trees at schools, churches, parks and other community locations.

In 2015, the Alabama Power Foundation awarded 44 grants through this program to plant trees across central and southern Alabama.

“Good Roots is helping develop parks and greenspaces in communities across our state,” said John Hudson, president of the Alabama Power Foundation. “These green spaces, in additional to their recreational and health benefits, promote urban renewal and support economic development.”

Nonprofit organizations, schools, cities, towns and communities of any size are welcome to apply online for a Good Roots grant.

Good Roots is one of several community grant programs funded by the Alabama Power Foundation. To access the online application and to learn more about Good Roots, as well as other Alabama Power Foundation and Alabama Power community programs, visit

Since its creation in 1989 with funds donated by Alabama Power 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.