Grants Available from Partner Organizations
AMLA has compiled a list of partner organizations that are offering grant opportunities. Following is a list of these organizations, grant guidelines and contact information.
Alabama Association of RC&D Councils
AARC&DC will begin accepting grant applications for the 2020 fiscal year beginning on June 1, 2019, through July 31, 2019. The fiscal year begins on October 1st. In order to qualify for a grant from the Alabama Association of RC&D Councils, your project must cover at least THREE of our council regions and you must be requesting a minimum of $2,000.00. Vist the webiste for complete grant application requirements.
Alabama Department of Archives & History
The Foundation Center maintains a national database of grant funding opportunities. The database
requires a free registration to access.
Alabama Historical Commission
The Alabama Historical Commission works to accomplish its mission through two fields of endeavor: Preservation and promotion of state-owned historic sites as public attractions; and, statewide programs to assist people, groups, towns and cities with local preservation activities. A new Grant opportunity through the Alabama Historical Commission is abailable for public or non-profit entities who own and operate historic sites can apply for grants up to $20,000.
Alabama Humanities Foundation
The AHF awards grants solely to support public humanities projects. Active public participation, involvement of humanities scholars, and strong humanities content are the three essential ingredients of AHF-funded projects.
For more information about grants, contact Grants Director Graydon Rust at (205) 558-3997 or
Alabama State Council on the Arts
An organization is eligible to apply for funding support of arts activities taking place in Alabama, if the organization is legally domiciled in Alabama and is either a non-profit organization with a determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service or a public and/or private educational institution, a school board, or a local or county governmental agency. Colleges and Universities are only eligible for activities that clearly serve the needs of the general public and communities. An Individual artist is eligible to apply for an artist fellowship if he/she is a legal resident of Alabama and has lived in the state two years prior to the application deadline date.
Alabama Tourism Department
The Matching Grants Program provides assistance to nonprofit Alabama organizations promoting travel and vacation business to Alabama on a reimbursement 50/50 matching basis. Requests for Matching Grants funds must be made using the official form from the Alabama Tourism Department.
Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area
The mission of the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area (MSNHA) is to promote cultural tourism by education, preservation and conservation of the heritage and culture of the six counties within the designated area. MSNHA seeks to inform, educate, develop and interpret visitor-ready sites, create living history experiences and chronicle the evolution of the area’s landscape as well as extend these opportunities to the largest audience possible.
The National Heritage Area (NHA) program, established by the Department of Interior and the National Park Service, recognizes regions throughout the U.S. with significant historical, cultural or natural features that help tell a national story of the country’s evolution. National Heritage Areas are designated by Congress and must meet strict requirements.
The MSNHA offers reimbursable matching 50/50 grants up to $10,000.
MG Goodrich Foundation-The Foundation seeks to create sustainable communities and improve the quality of life in the Birmingham metropolitan area, the Black Belt, and the State of Alabama.
Malone Family Foundation-The mission of The Malone Family Foundation is to promote positive changes in the lives of people, who in turn can build and enhance the communities in which they live. We support initiatives that improve the quality of education, the motivation and the self-esteem of students from pre-kindergarten through higher education. The Foundation has an especially strong interest in supporting innovative endeavors that lead to a better-educated population and a higher standard of living.
Walmart Community Grant Program-Through the Community Grant Program, our associates are proud to support the needs of their communities by providing grants to local organizations.
Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grants-The need for literacy assistance isn’t confined to a single age group or geographic location. That’s why the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s grant programs help improve the lives of people of all ages in many different communities.
Many communities also offer grants. Please check with county and community foundations for further sources of funding.
Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association
402 Sherman Street, P.O. Box 2537
Decatur, AL 35602