Program Grant

From The Mike & Gillian Goodrich Foundation

The Mike & Gillian Goodrich Foundation invests in transformative and sustainable programs that create vibrant communities and promote equity and economic opportunity in Birmingham, the Black Belt, and the State of Alabama.

Type of Support


The Foundation focuses its grantmaking in 5 program areas, investing in programs geared toward achieving specific results in these focus areas.

  • Education
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
  • The Environment and Green Spaces
  • The Arts and Culture
  • Positioning Strategic Community Assets


Organization's Location
Program Location
AL with preference for AL (Birmingham, the Black Belt)
Organization Type
Fiscally-sponsored organizations
  • The Foundation rarely makes grants for programs in which it is the sole funder.
  • Grant applications pertaining to the Black Belt Region must be submitted by January 16 and July 16 for consideration at the next quarterly board meeting.
  • Newer grantee organizations are more likely to be successful when applying for a program grant. Grantees who have had a previous relationship with the Foundation may choose to apply for a single or multi-year operating grant.


Scholarships or individual awards
Individual school classrooms
Private schools
Mission trips or ambassador programs
Individual school programs
Health-related research
Fundraising events that are not 100% deductible for charitable purposes
Grants to faith-based organizations may be made to support programs that strongly address the focus areas.
up to 30k