EBSCO Community Impact

Turning generosity into positive change for Alabama

Read guidelines carefully before applying.

Grant Application Guidelines

    We will consider providing support for: multi-year pledges, capital campaigns, program, and general operating support. Grants to start-up organizations will be considered by invitation only. New organizations must have been in operation for a minimum of two years and have other financial supporters.
    • 501 (C)(3) organizations in the following counties are eligible to apply for funding: Jefferson, Shelby, Blount, St. Clair, Walker, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Perry, Marengo, Sumter.
    • Organizations outside of these counties that EBSCO has funded in the past can apply.
    • Statewide organizations that previously received EBSCO funding are eligible to apply.
    • Statewide organizations involved in influencing policy in one of EBSCO’s focus areas will also be considered.
    • Individuals
    • Endowments
    • Individual school classrooms or programs
    • Health related or academic research
    • Fund raising events
    • Conferences
    • Religious organizations for religious purposes
    • Organizations outside of Alabama
    • United Way Agencies operating expenses
    Cycle Opens
    June 30, 2023
    Sept. 30, 2023
    Dec. 31, 2023
    Cycle Closes
    Aug. 1, 2023
    Nov. 1, 2023
    Feb. 1, 2024

Categories of Giving
EBSCO is committed to supporting and enhancing the arts, the advancement of quality education, protecting and preserving the environment, and increasing access to basic human services.

  • Arts and Culture
    Our founders were passionate about the ability of the arts to enhance and reflect the community and promote public engagement. We are interested in organizations that bring diverse audiences together and encourage all Alabamians to participate in the arts. Programs that provide arts education for underserved students and promote deeper engagement by all the community are primary to EBSCO.
  • Education
    There is a strong link between quality education and quality of life. EBSCO’s focus is on quality education that is equitable and inclusive. Education, training, and career opportunities influence family health and well-being at home and in the community. Bold approaches to public school challenges, such as Charter Schools, summer learning, school readiness, and college and career ready programs, are all part of the path for success.
  • Environment and Natural Resources
    Protecting the environment and preserving our state’s abundant natural resources are ongoing priorities. Water and air protection, land conservation, public green spaces and a clean environment are integral for personal health and vibrant communities. We are interested in collaborations with nonprofits, other funders, and public entities that want to expand support, public awareness, and involvement in this important work.
  • Human Services
    Available basic services that show compassion and improve the lives of the most vulnerable are vital to the community. To survive, learn and thrive, basic needs must first be met. Access to healthy food, adequate housing and health care is essential. We look for innovative programs with multiple partners that encourage healthy behavior and provide opportunities for everyone.

If you meet the eligibility requirements, click the link below to apply for a grant.