ATLANTA, GA — June 29, 2015 — Alabama Power Foundation is now accepting applications for their Elevate grant, a program that empowers Alabama nonprofits through funding community-centered projects, hosting capacity-building workshops and providing networking opportunities within the nonprofit community.
Up to 14 grant recipients will be chosen this year. The Elevate grant packages include a $10,000 grant in 2015 and a $5,000 challenge grant in 2016 for each grant winner. Grantees will also participate in workshops through 2016 to empower their growth and encourage new ways to expand their impact in the community.
Technology assessments have now been added to the package to help provide a detailed look at the nonprofit grantees’ IT environments. These assessments will spawn roadmaps that detail the path to which a nonprofit can experience a technological infrastructure that will not only work for them, but will also grow with them. This new technology component will be performed by the Alabama Power Foundation’s new IT consulting nonprofit partner, TechBridge. Implementation for identified projects will be included in addition to the assessment (a $5,000 value to the Elevate grant packages).
“In the past year, we have seen the great impact that our Elevate grantees have had on the community. This year, we decided to do more,” said John Hudson, president of the Alabama Power Foundation. “Through our new partnership with TechBridge, we will provide even more resources to make it easier for this year’s grantees to serve their communities.”
“TechBridge is honored to partner with the Alabama Power Foundation to bring the leverage of technology to its Elevate grantees,” said James Franklin, CEO of TechBridge. As a nonprofit ourselves, we are uniquely positioned to empower these nonprofits to apply business strategies and technology to grow their capacity to serve the Alabama community.”
The 2015-2016 Elevate grantees were announced at the 2016 Alabama Digital Event Series Sponsor Reception by CIO of Alabama Power, David Cox.
Read more about Alabama Power Foundation’s Elevate grant program and the 2015-2016 grant winners by clicking here.
About Alabama Power Foundation
The Alabama Power Foundation celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2014. Since its creation in 1989 with funds donated by shareholders, the foundation has provided Alabama communities, educational institutions and nonprofits support with non-ratepayer money through more than 20,000 grants and scholarships. To learn more about the Alabama Power Foundation and its charitable initiatives, please visit powerofgood.com.
Founded in 2000, TechBridge is a nonprofit that provides other nonprofits with the tools, resources and relationships they need to apply business strategies and technology to further their missions. This is made possible by support from the TechBridge network of corporations, individuals and foundations. The TechBridge Adopt-a-Nonprofit® program and the Technology Innovation Award, given by Accenture, provide nonprofits with funding vehicles for their technology needs while TechBridge’s fundraising efforts, including the Digital Event Series, unite the technology community to celebrate the impact IT can have in strengthening our community.