Alabama Business Charitable Trust provides Efficiency Forward grants

Alabama Business Charitable Trust provides Efficiency Forward grants
A volunteer works on a Habitat for Humanity home. Habitat for Humanity is one organization which benefits from the service of volunteers with the Alabama Power Service Organization. (file)

The Alabama Business Charitable (ABC) Trust Fund has awarded Efficiency Forward grants totaling more than $75,000 to eight organizations across the state. The Efficiency Forward program provides grants to nonprofits to make energy efficiency improvements to their facilities. The improvements help provide cost savings that nonprofits can pass on in services to their clients.

The organizations awarded:

Volunteers with the Magic City Alabama Power Service Organization worked with Greater Birmingham Habitat for Humanity to build a home for Ra'Shuna Jackson and her 2-year-old daughter. (Photo courtesy of Ashley Mills)
Volunteers with the Magic City Alabama Power Service Organization worked with Greater Birmingham Habitat for Humanity to build a home for Ra’Shuna Jackson and her 2-year-old daughter. (Photo courtesy of Ashley Mills)
  • Alabama Teen Challenge
  • Greater Birmingham Habitat for Humanity
  • Boys Club of Sylacauga
  • Soles4Souls Inc.
  • Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Alabama
  • Crisis Center of Russell County
  • Turning Point Foundation Rural Studio.

Since its start in 2007, the program has provided more than $1.2 million in support through 140 grants.

“Efficiency Forward is designed to help nonprofits reduce their energy costs, so they can devote more of their resources to helping those in need,” said Myla Calhoun, ABC Trust executive director. “We’re excited to assist these organizations to help them do what they do best for our communities.”

The ABC Trust Fund was created in 1992 by Alabama Power to partner with agencies to help low-income families pay their energy bills. It also supports programs that promote energy efficiency for nonprofits and low-income individuals and families.

Learn more about the ABC Trust by visiting www.powerofgood.com.

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