• The Tri-City Community Foundation Announces New Funding Opportunities for Local Organizations as Grant Cycle Opens

    GULF SHORES, AL. January 13, 2021 – The Advisory Committee of the Tri-City Community Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of its second competitive grant cycle for local nonprofits. This grant cycle will focus on addressing the needs of the Tri-City community, and funding will be awarded to organizations that are striving to improve the quality of life of residents. The invitation to submit applications will be made available on January 18, 2021 and the deadline to apply is February 5, 2021.

    The Tri-City Community Foundation was formed in August 2018 to serve as a valued researcher, collaborator and partner in charitable giving for the Foley, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach communities. Individuals and organizations with philanthropic goals can establish a fund with the foundation and choose to designate how the funds are issued or allow the foundation to allocate them to verified charitable organizations through a competitive grant-making cycle.
    The committee overseeing the foundation consists of eight members. Michelle Hodges, the chair of the committee, Bob Higgins, the vice-chair and Ed Douglas, secretary, work closely with members Jason Dyken, Matt Grant, Tammy Busby, Christi Koehle, Donna Watts, Bob Higgins, David Lee and Herb Malone. In addition, the cities of Foley, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach each have an ex-officio member serving on the committee. Together, they determine what areas to focus on within the Tri-City community. Through concerted grantmaking, the Foundation gives these local leaders an opportunity to make a difference in the communities they call home.

    Nonprofits interested in applying for a grant can view the 2021 – 2022 Grant Guidelines and access the online grant application portal by visiting https://tricitycommunityfoundation.org.  The deadline for application submission is February 5, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. CST. 

    For questions about this grant opportunity or grant guidelines, please contact Jenna Turnage at jturnage@communityfoundationsa.org or 214-476-1980.


    About the Tri-City Community Foundation
    With the creation of the Tri-City Community Foundation, an affiliate of The Community Foundation of South Alabama, local community leaders have found the perfect way to make a lasting impact on the citizens of Foley, Gulf Shores, and Orange Beach. The Tri-City Community Fund serves as a vehicle to receive donations and bequests to benefit the community in perpetuity.

    By working with The Community Foundation of South Alabama, members of the Tri-City Community Foundation Advisory Committee can focus on raising the funds and deciding charitable use for the income of their fund while relying on the Foundation to handle the administration, investment and required daily tasks. Through a concerted grant-making effort, the effects of The Tri-City Community Fund can be felt for generations to come. An advisory committee of Foley, Gulf Shores, and Orange Beach residents makes recommendations about how the charitable dollars are spent, and the Foundation bears the legal responsibility to ensure that the funds are then used in compliance with donor intent.

    About The Community Foundation of South Alabama
    The Community Foundation of South Alabama is a nonprofit charitable organization that plays a key role in meeting the needs of an eight-county region through leadership and grants. The Foundation serves as a vessel for donors, volunteers, and the community to share ideas, identify issues, and build financial resources necessary to make improvements and positively impact the community.

    The Foundation administers a collection of charitable funds established by members of the community. Since its founding in 1976, the Foundation has awarded more than $75 million in grants to nonprofit organizations to support programs that make life better in the community. The Community Foundation builds lasting endowments to ensure grants are available to support the community forever.

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