The Southeast Alabama Community Foundation (SACF) is an affiliate of the Central Alabama Community Foundation and offers citizens in the Wiregrass region the opportunity to build long-term support for their community. Individuals may establish new funds to support specific purposes or organizations, or they may contribute to existing funds.
Established in 1995 by community leaders, SACF serves the five-county Wiregrass region of Henry, Houston, Coffee, Dale and Geneva counties. SACF's Advisory Board of area citizens oversees an annual grantmaking program that determines the best investment of these community dollars.
Through our grants program, the Foundation addresses a wide variety of needs and opportunities, supporting programs and projects in education, human services, health, cultural arts, and other civic concerns.
Radio People Disaster Fund
On Friday, September 15, the Southeast Alabama Community Foundation (SACF) announced the establishment of The Radio People Disaster Fund by The Radio People stations 95.5 WTVY, 106.7 KMX, 96.9 The Legend and News Talk 103.9 to directly benefit the Florida Keys community following the destruction from Hurricane Irma.
The Radio People Disaster Fund gives members of our community an opportunity to donate funds quickly, easily and through a trusted local source,” said The Radio People Market Manager Bryan Holladay. “When a natural disaster strikes, you want to know that your donation will reach the people who need it most. Through our partnership with the Southeast Alabama Community Foundation, we are able to ensure that 100 percent of the funds donated to The Radio People Disaster Fund reach the Florida Keys as they deal with the devastation left behind after Hurricane Irma."
Interested individuals, families and organizations that would like to contribute to The Radio People Disaster Fund can do so by selecting “For Donors” at the top of the page, then click on the “Donate Now” button and designate your donation to support “The Radio People Disaster Fund.” Checks can also be sent with the memo line “The Radio People Disaster Fund” to the Southeast Alabama Community Foundation at 111 Adris Place, Suite 8, Dothan, Alabama 36303, or to The Radio People offices at 3245 Montgomery Highway, Suite 1, Dothan, Alabama 36303.
SACF Awards $35,000 to Fifteen Wiregrass Nonprofits
Left photo, back row left to right: Sherri Tew, Southeast Alabama Child Advocacy Center; Drew Thompson, 4-H Foundation; Michael Jackson, DuBois Institute; Michelle Littleton, Sight Savers America; Corey Conner, Operation Homefront. Front row left to right - Sherryl Walker, Southeast Alabama Child Advocacy Center; Hannah Parker, Vivian B. Adams; Laura Thornton, Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Alabama; Susan Owens, Vivian B. Adams; Melissa Rea, Wiregrass Museum of Art. Right photo, left to right: Judy Crowley, Coffee County Family Services Center; Pamela Miles, Exchange Center for Child Abuse; Jeff Peacock, Ark; Betsy Morris, Wiregrass Hope Group; Caroline Pinkard, Communities of Transformation; Shirley Henderson, Wiregrass Food Bank Brown Bag.
SACF awarded $35,000 in grants Tuesday, May 9 at the Houston-Love Memorial Library Main Branch (445 N. Oates St., Dothan, AL 36303). Grantees were chosen based on the potential of their organization’s efforts to improve the quality of life in the Wiregrass region. Our grants are funded from the Wiregrass Community Endowment and proceeds from our annual fundraiser, SACF Half marathon & 5K in Dothan. Click here for a list of grant descriptions and award amounts. The 2018 grant cycle opens November 1, 2017.