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Frequently Asked Questions

We relish the opportunity to answer any questions regarding our Foundation and its opportunities. We have provided the following frequently asked questions with answers to help you find what you are looking for quickly.

If you would like to speak with someone directly, please contact us.

What types of grants do you make?

Our grants are used for seeding innovative programs educating children in the environment, communication and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). We also consider sustaining grants for innovative programs and existing programs depending on the purpose and the impact on children. Particular preference is given to programs addressing children most at risk.

Do you accept exploratory letters of intention for a grant submission?

Yes we do. It is best to use the checklist on the grants page to formulate a letter of intent for review as to the potential of your particular program receiving consideration for funding.

Can I receive a grant directly as an individual?

No. We only issue grants to non-profits as defined in the IRC Section 501(c) (3)?

Can money be given to an eligible organization to support individuals?

Yes if the purpose and intent of the organization’s use of the funds meets the requirements under the grant policies.

I submitted a grant and have not heard anything back.

We do not send letters of acknowledgement on receipt of a grant application. Grants are reviewed once a quarter and you will be notified after the grant review of the status of your application.

How do you schedule your classroom programs?

Programs are booked on a first come first served basis and only in the following Alabama counties: Bullock, Montgomery, Pike, and Macon. All programs are subject to the availability of a Master Naturalist to provide the instruction.