Alabama Power Foundation awards Good Roots grants | Environment
The Alabama Power Foundation has awarded about $24,000 in Good Roots grants to fund planting of trees across central and southern Alabama.
Good Roots is coordinated with the Alabama Urban Forestry Association and awards up to $1,000 per grant for the purchase of trees for planting in cities, towns, communities and by non-profit organizations. Good Roots is designed to help keep communities beautiful and vibrant.
“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. “Communities are still feeling the impact from the April 2011 tornadoes. Good Roots is helping these communities continue to rebuild.”
The trees will be planted and maintained in public places by volunteers from each community.
Communities and organizations benefiting from this year’s Good Roots grants are:
- Alabama Green Industry Training Center
- Alabama Non-Profit Housing
- Anniston Museum of Natural History
- Appalachian Youth Park & Recreation Organization
- Auburn University at Montgomery
- Auburn University Foundation
- Autauga County PALS
- BENNU America Foundation
- City of Blountsville
- Blountsville Business Association – Blountsville Elementary
- Blountsville Business Association – Historical Park
- Blountsville Business Association – J.B. Pennington High
- City of Carbon Hill
- City of Fultondale
- Friends of the Governor’s Mansion
- Glen Iris Elementary, Birmingham
- City of Greenville
- Keep Saraland Beautiful
- Montgomery Clean City Commission
- Montgomery Trees
- Town of Parrish
- City of Phenix City
- Tallassee Mount Vernon Theater
- Troy University – Phenix City Campus
- Wellborn Elementary, Anniston
Good Roots has awarded more than $624,000 to more than 650 cities, towns and nonprofit organizations to plant trees at schools, churches, city parks and other community locations.
For more information on Good Roots and other Alabama Power programs, 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 foundation in the state. The Alabama Power Foundation has given more than $130 million through more than 20,000 grants and scholarships.
Source: Alabama Power Company