State and Local Funding Roundup: Alabama

The Central Alabama Community Foundation makes grants to improve the quality of life in the Central Alabama region. Grants of up to $10,000 will be available to nonprofits providing the following essential services in Montgomery, Lowndes or Macon counties: childcare/education (encompassing pre–K and afterschool care) and services to specialized populations — food, healthcare, shelter and family wellness. The deadline is Aug. 28.

Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina

The Belk Foundation awards grants to schools and organizations working aggressively to ensure all students graduate from high school and continue on a path toward college, career and life. It supports charitable organizations in communities where Belk associates live and work, with particular emphasis on Atlanta, GA, Birmingham, AL and Charlotte, NC. Funding varies; the deadline is Oct. 1.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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