Alabama Power Gives Elevate Grant to Local YMCA
The Alabama Power Foundation gives a $10,000 grant to the YMCA of Calhoun County at 10th Street Elementary. The funding is part of the Elevate grant program. Its mission is to empower nonprofits by providing funds for unique and community-centered projects. YMCA President and CEO Shane Ruffin says they serve 9 sites of after-school programs across the county, and that although their cost of care is affordable, many of his parents still can’t afford the service. Lowry says, the YMCA will also receive a $5,000 challenge grant next year. Elevate is a resource and a network for people passionate about powering positive change in Alabama.