About Our Grants

PURPOSE:  To Invest ACJF resources toward finding solutions to pressing state problems impacting Alabama’s disadvantaged children, families and seniors.

Welcome to all nonprofits working to make a positive impact in our community through vital programs and services.  We value your partnership and work in our ongoing efforts to improve the quality of life for all Alabamians.  We believe it is important to work alongside prospective grantees to accomplish goals of mutual interest and we are very interested in reviewing programs and services that assist children, families and seniors by providing civil legal aid and social services to those in need and supporting other social justice-related initiatives.

Since 1993, ACJF has awarded more than $12 million in funds to local and statewide nonprofit organizations in a wide range of program areas.  We remain committed to seeking the most innovative and effective grantmaking strategies possible to assist those in need. 

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5 FUNDING CATEGORIES:
Access to Justice:  The Foundation supports access to justice within the legal system for all Alabama citizens.
 
Children, Families and Seniors:  The Foundation supports efforts that build stronger families, nurture children and youth as well as offer children and youth exemplary learning opportunities.  ACJF supports efforts to enhance the lives of seniors in addition to persons with mental and physical challenges.
 
Community:  The Foundation supports efforts that foster thriving communities, encourage citizen involvement and develop partnerships among public and private organizations. ACJF also supports quality education, healthcare, and housing services for all Alabamians.
 
Responsibility and Accountability:  The Foundation supports efforts to enhance the accountability, transparency and ethics of government, corporations and other entities. ACJF supports efforts that compel accountability and responsibility by engaging in advocacy, research, monitoring, public awareness and training. 
 
Safety and Security:  The Foundation supports efforts to ensure the overall safety of Alabamians through direct services, public awareness and public policy.