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)

Hubbertville School

 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

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