Grant Cycle! Project Updates and Funding Opportunities!
Cawaco RC&D
Heads up! Are you looking for funding for an educational project, or a project that will imporove your community, or a project that preserves or protects open spaces and recreational opportunities? Do you know a First Responder who has equipment needs? Has your organization been negatively impacted by the COVID crisis? If you are a non-profit or municipality within our 5-county area, you qualify for a grant! The grant application is available until July 1.
Questions? Give us a call! We are happy to assist! 205-623-0457, or email Patti at
Bryan Elementary
Cawaco helped Bryan Elementary School purchase a 3D printer for the 880 students that use the STEAM lab. For their very first project, Students designed and printed their own Christmas ornaments. Students gained experience with Computer Aided Design program by using their chromebooks to access the web based CAD program and complete the project. Students learned design as well as problem solving during their first attempt at printing!
Conservation Education
The Walker County Soil & Water Conservation District hosted land judging contest, farm field day, cotton gin demonstration, forestry workshop, wildlife school for landowners, outdoor classroom and the Arbor Day program. Litter continues to be a problem in Walker County and the District has been working with the schools to add anti-litter education for the students.
Oneonta Fire & Rescue
During medical emergencies in which patients needed to be ventilated, it was found that some patients were difficult if not impossible to establish an advanced airway. The purchase of the UE Video Laryngoscope allows paramedics to swiftly  secure patent airways in patients in cardiac or respiratory arrest.
Jones Valley Teaching Farm
Cawaco provided support to Jones Valley Teaching Farm to supplement a paid apprenticeship to eight Woodlawn High School students. Students work on the farm to grow, harvest and sell produce grown on the farm. Students gain knowledge not only in farming and agricultural skills, but also business, entrepreneurial and leadership development. Learn more about the Jones Valley Teaching Farm program HERE.
Other Funding Opportunities
BBVA Compass Foundation Grants
Funds organizations working in the areas of community development, education, health, human services, arts and culture, environment, and diversity within the 7 state BBVA Compass Foundation service area.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, and Texas.
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2020
Sponsor: BBVA Compass
Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund
Funds programs that work in the areas of affordable housing and shelter, education and youth development, environmental stewardship, and human services within the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation service area.
Geographic coverage: Available in specific areas in 26 states. See the "Where We Give" section of the program website for details.
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2020
Sponsor: Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation
Alabama AHEC Scholars Program
A multidisciplinary certificate program for certain health professions students in Alabama that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: Alabama
Alabama Power Foundation Grant
Grants for nonprofit organizations in Alabama working in the areas of health, human services, arts and culture, community development, education, and environmental stewardship.
Geographic coverage: Alabama
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Alabama Power Foundation
Grants to community-based organizations that prioritize HIV/AIDS prevention and/or care services across the southern United States. Funding may be used for a variety of organizational and staff resources, including technology and software, meeting space costs, conference attendance fees, professional development, and continuing education.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Gilead COMPASS (COMmitment to Partnership in Addressing HIV/AIDS in Southern States) Initiative
Joseph S. Bruno Charitable Foundation - Greater Birmingham
Primary Focus Area: Education, Community Health and Services. Secondary Focus Areas: Basic services for at risk families and children, Family literacy and adult education, Community Improvement and Nonprofit Capacity Building, Culture and increasing accessibility to the arts, Philanthropy and Volunteerism.
Wachovia Foundation
The Wachovia Foundation is a private foundation that is funded annually by Wachovia Corporation. We provide grants to eligible 501(c)(3) tax–exempt organizations in two primary and two secondary focus areas. Primary Focus Areas: Education, Community Development. Secondary Focus Areas: Health and Human Services, Arts and Culture. Geographical areas: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Yor...
Grants for First Responders
Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire-related hazards by providing direct financial assistance to eligible fire departments, nonaffiliated Emergency Medical Services organizations, and State Fire Training Academies. This funding is for critically needed resources to equip and train emergency personnel to recognized standards, enhance operations efficiencies, foster interoperability, and support community resilience.
The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants was created to provide funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations to help them increase the number of trained, "front line" firefighters available in their communities.
The Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) Grants are part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants and support projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards.
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