The Alabama Power Foundation has awarded 38 Good Roots grants totaling more than $33,000 to help communities across Alabama plant trees.
In partnership with the Alabama Forestry Association and the Alabama Urban Forestry Association, the foundation provides Good Roots grants to cities, towns and nonprofit organizations to purchase trees. Good Roots helps beautify and strengthen communities with tree-planting projects that benefit the environment and can support recreation and economic development efforts. Volunteers plant the Good Roots trees and maintain them.
“Community is extremely important to Alabama Power,” said John Hudson, president of the Alabama Power Foundation. “Good Roots is one example of our dedication to serving many different needs within Alabama communities.”
Etowah County communities and organizations receiving this year’s Good Roots grants are, City of Attalla, Southside High School.
Other Alabama communities and organizations receiving this year’s Good Roots grants are Alexander City, Anniston Museum Endowment Corp., Auburn University Montgomery, Boy Scouts of America, City of Bayou La Batre, City of Chickasaw, City of Columbiana, City of Daphne, City of Dora, City of Enterprise, City of Gardendale, City of Jacksonville, City of Lafayette, City of Montevallo, City of Satsuma, City of Talladega, City of Thomasville,City of Tuscaloosa, City of Vestavia Hills, Friends of George Ward Park, Birmingham, Habitat for Humanity of Marion County, Jacksonville State University, Montgomery County Commission, Montgomery Trees, Perry County Commission, Phenix City, Russell County Commission, Sylacauga City Board of Education, The Citizenship Trust, American Village, Town of Berry, Town of Butler, Town of Excel, Town of Gordon and Town of Louisville
To date, the foundation has awarded more than $650,000 in Good Roots grants, benefiting almost 700 cities, towns and nonprofit organizations. Good Roots trees have been planted at schools, churches, city parks and many other locations.
Good Roots is one of several community grant programs funded by the Alabama Power Foundation.
Each year, the Alabama Power Foundation awards more than 1,000 grants, using non-ratepayer money. Since it was founded in 1989 with an investment by Alabama Power shareholders, the foundation has given more than $140 million through more than 20,000 grants and scholarships. Its current assets exceed $140 million, making it one of the largest corporate foundations in the state.
For more information on Good Roots and other Alabama Power programs, visit www.powerofgood.com.