The Alabama Civil Justice Foundation (ACJF) recently awarded several grants to nonprofits in the Birmingham area at the HGD Birmingham office. HGD partner, Erik Heninger, serves as President of (ACJF) and was on hand to award the grants to those nonprofits who were selected to receive them. The Mission of the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation is to assist in removing barriers to a civil and just society for Alabama families and children by (1) providing financial assistance to worthwhile charitable organizations serving disadvantaged, disabled, and at-risk families and children; and by (2) providing information and instruction beneficial to individual consumers and the larger community.
The ACJF believes it is important to work alongside prospective grantees to accomplish goals of mutual interest and we are very interested in reviewing programs and services that assist children, families, and seniors by providing civil legal aid and social services to those in need and supporting other social justice-related initiatives. Since 1993, ACJF has awarded more than $12 million in funds to local and statewide nonprofit organizations in a wide range of program areas.
5 FUNDING CATEGORIES:
- Access to Justice: The Foundation supports access to justice within the legal system for all Alabama citizens.
- Children, Families and Seniors: The Foundation supports efforts that build stronger families, nurture children and youth as well as offer children and youth exemplary learning opportunities. ACJF supports efforts to enhance the lives of seniors in addition to persons with mental and physical challenges.
- Community: The Foundation supports efforts that foster thriving communities, encourage citizen involvement and develop partnerships among public and private organizations. ACJF also supports quality education, healthcare, and housing services for all Alabamians.
- Responsibility and Accountability: The Foundation supports efforts to enhance the accountability, transparency and ethics of government, corporations and other entities. ACJF supports efforts that compel accountability and responsibility by engaging in advocacy, research, monitoring, public awareness and training.
- Safety and Security: The Foundation supports efforts to ensure the overall safety of Alabamians through direct services, public awareness and public policy.
Among those non-profits who received grants from ACJF in spring 2022 are the Offender Alumni Association, Kid One Transport, Pathways, and The Bell Center.
Click for more information on ACJF’s Grant Cycle and Grant Criteria.