June 28, 2013

State of Alabama
Press Release: Forestry Commission, Alabama

Alabama Power Foundation welcomes applications for Good Roots grants

Contact Hallie Bradley

The Alabama Power Foundation is now accepting applications for this year’s round of Good Roots grants.

In partnership with the Alabama Urban Forestry Association, Good Roots awards up to $1,000 per grant to help Alabama cities, towns, communities and non-profit organizations plant trees. Good Roots is designed to help keep communities beautiful and vibrant.

Since its beginning, Good Roots has awarded more than $624,000 to more than 650 cities, towns and non-profit organizations to plant trees at schools, churches, city parks and other community locations.
Last year alone, the Good Roots program gave about $24,000 in the form of 25 grants to fund the planting of trees across central and southern Alabama.

“The Alabama Power Foundation has a goal of strengthening the communities we serve by giving back and supporting local organizations through our grant programs,” said John Hudson, president of the Alabama Power Foundation.

The trees will be planted and maintained in public places by volunteers from each community.

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

Candidates should apply online. Entries will be accepted through July 29, and grant recipients will be announced by Sept. 12.

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

The Alabama Power Foundation, founded in 1989 with an investment by Alabama Power shareholders, awards more than 1,000 grants annually and has assets in excess of $120 million, making it one of the largest corporate foundations in the state. The Alabama Power Foundation has given more than $130 million through more than 20,000 grants and scholarships.

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