Special to Atmore News
The Community Foundation of South Alabama (CFSA) has opened the 2022 Closing the Opportunity Gap competitive grant cycle. Organizations in the CFSA’s eight-county footprint are invited to apply online. These counties include Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe and Washington. Invitation to submit a formal proposal was made available at www.communityfoundationsa.org on July 11, 2022 and must be submitted by August 22, 2022.
In 2016, CFSA joined the Community Foundation Opportunity Network (CFON) comprised of 45 foundations across the United States committed to closing the youth opportunity gap. Children deserve every opportunity to reach their full potential. The CFSA goal is to ensure that all kids in Southwest Alabama have the opportunity to thrive, from cradle to career.
“Closing the Opportunity Gap remains a key priority for the Community Foundation of South Alabama,” said Rebecca Byrne, President and CEO of the Community Foundation. “We are committed to funding high quality programs that educate and care for our youth. Our goal is to provide support for families and children in South Alabama that allow kids the opportunity to grow into healthy, educated, capable and thriving adults and in turn, stronger communities.”
To maximize the initiative’s impact, CFSA has expanded the focus areas for the eight-county footprint: Family, Education, Work, Racial Equity, Arts and Culture, and Mental and Behavioral Health.
Interested organizations should apply for this grant opportunity by visiting https://www.communityfoundationsa.org/apply-for-a-grant.
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 $79 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.