Alabama Power Foundation Awards Good Roots Grants

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The Alabama Power Foundation is awarding 24 Good Roots grants totaling more than $20,000 to plant trees across Alabama.

Good Roots is coordinated with the Alabama Urban Forestry Association and awards funds to purchase trees for cities, towns and nonprofit organizations. Good Roots is designed to help keep communities beautiful and vibrant, said John Hudson, president of the Alabama Power Foundation.

"The Alabama Power Foundation is dedicated to strengthening the communities we serve," said Hudson. "Grant programs like Good Roots help us in that effort by providing support for local organizations to achieve their goals."

The trees will be planted and maintained in public places by volunteers from each community. Communities and organizations benefiting from this year's Good Roots grants include:

* City of Abbeville
* City of Daleville
* City of Geneva
* George W. Long Elementary School in Skipperville

To date, Good Roots has awarded more than $624,000 to more than 650 cities, towns and nonprofit organizations to plant trees at schools, churches, city parks and other community locations.

Good Roots is one of several community grant programs funded by the Alabama Power Foundation. For more information on Good Roots and other Alabama Power programs, visit

Each year, the Alabama Power Foundation awards more than 1,000 grants, using non-ratepayer money. Since it was founded in 1989 with an investment by Alabama Power shareholders, the foundation has given more than $130 million through more than 20,000 grants and scholarships. Its current assets exceed $130 million, making it one of the largest corporate foundations in the state.

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