Alabama Power Foundation announces Good Roots grant recipients
Grants support beautification projects across the state
The Alabama Power Foundation has awarded 41 Good Roots grants to recipients across Alabama.
In partnership with the Alabama Forestry Commission and the Alabama Urban Forestry Association, the foundation provides Good Roots grants of up to $1,000 each to help cities, counties, schools, towns and nonprofit organizations plant trees. Good Roots helps beautify and strengthen communities with tree-planting projects that benefit the environment and support recreation and economic development efforts.
"The Alabama Power Foundation has a goal of supporting vibrant communities and healthy environments statewide," said Myla Calhoun, president of the Alabama Power Foundation. "We are delighted to enhance the natural beauty of Alabama communities through the Good Roots program."
Communities and organizations receiving this year’s Good Roots grants are:
Alexander City Tree Board
Bevill State Community College – Fayette Campus
Bevill State Community College – Hamilton Campus
Bevill State Community College – Sumiton Campus
Bevill State Community College – Jasper Campus
Central Alabama Community Foundation Inc. (Montgomery)
Childersburg Parks and Recreation
City of Bayou La Batre – Bayou La Batre Community Center
City of Fayette
City of Gardendale
City of Reform
City of Saraland
City of Satsuma
City of Talladega
City of York
Cuba Beautification Committee
Etowah Historical Society (Cartersville)
Feeding the Gulf Coast (Mobile)
Friends of Downtown Jasper
HandsOn River Region (Montgomery)
Jacksonville State University
Jasper City Board of Education
King's Home Inc. (Birmingham)
Leeds Tree Commission
Montgomery County Commission
Old Cloverdale Association
Russell County Commission (Phenix City)
Sterrett Park, Shelby County
Sylacauga Alliance for Family Enhancement Inc.
Sylacauga Beautification Council
Babe Ruth Baseball Field (Sylacauga)
Babe Ruth Softball Field (Sylacauga)
Town of Dauphin Island
Town of Excel
Town of Harpersville
Town of Mount Vernon
Town of Oakman – Oakman Town Hall
Town of Phil Campbell
University of West Alabama Foundation (Livingston)
Walker County Children's Advocacy (Jasper)
To date, the foundation has awarded more than $600,000 in Good Roots grants, benefiting hundreds of cities, counties, towns and nonprofit organizations.
Good Roots is one of several grant programs funded by the Alabama Power Foundation. To learn more about Good Roots, as well as other Alabama Power Foundation and Alabama Power community programs, please visit www.powerofgood.com.
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