The Foundation will be accepting applications through June 1 for discretionary grants to be made in 2018. The Foundation estimates that approximately $1.609 million will be available for distribution to charitable beneficiaries during 2018. Forty percent (40%) of the amount to be distributed, approximately $643,789, will be distributed to charitable organizations selected by the Trustees in accordance with grant procedures adopted by the Foundation.

The Trustees estimate that the following amounts will be available for distribution in 2018:

Grant Type No. Of Grants Amount of Each Grant
First Tier 2 $100,000
Second Tier 5 $50,000
Third Tier 10 $19,378
The exact amount available for distribution in 2018 will be determined after the Foundation's audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2017, are prepared.

If you have any questions regarding the grant procedures or any other matters, please contact the Foundation office which is staffed from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Jane K. Lowe Foundation Announces 2018 Grant Amounts

In 2018, the Trustees of the Foundation made a distribution to the named beneficiaries of the Foundation, as follows:
Named Beneficiaries Distribution
The University of Alabama in Birmingham $559,925.10
Randolph School 79,989.30
Vanderbilt University 79,989.30
Agnes Scott College 79,989.30
Girls Incorporated 79,989.30
Huntsville Boys Club 79,989.30
For 2018, the Jane K. Lowe Charitable Foundation received 115 formal requests for discretionary grants. The total amount available for discretionary grants was $639,914.40, and the total amount requested was in excess of $5.224 million. All of the grant applications were for beneficial projects and programs making the selection of recipients difficult. The Trustees appreciate the interest shown by the charitable organizations that submitted grant applications. A total of 17 grants were awarded for the year 2018.

Based upon a consideration of the grant applications, the Trustees have decided to award the following discretionary grants for 2018 (a more detailed description of the grant awards is attached):

First Tier  
$100,000 Alabama Constitution Village , c/o City of Huntsville

Cap & Gown Inc.

Second Tier  
$50,000 Society of St. Vincent DePaul District Council of Huntsville
$50,000 Still Serving Veterans
$50,000 His Way, c/o Heritage Home, Inc.
$50,000 University of Alabama in Huntsville
$50,000 The University of Alabama
Third Tier  
$18,991.44 Merrimack Academy for the Performing Arts, Inc.
$18,991.44 Huntsville Swim Association
$18,991.44 Agape Prison Ministry, Inc.
$18,991.44 Huntsville Symphony Orchestra
$18,991.44 Huntsville Chamber Music Guild
$18,991.44 New Hope Children’s Clinic
$18,991.44 Free 2 Teach
$18,991.44 Huntsville Community Chorus, Association
$18,991.44 Huntsville-Madison County Rescue Squad
$18,991.44 Alabama Spay and Neuter Clinic

Those organizations which were not awarded a grant for 2018 are encouraged to submit a request for discretionary grants to be awarded in 2019. The fact that an organization's grant request was not acted upon favorably should not influence the decision to request a future grant.

Questions and inquiries regarding the grant procedures or any other matters should be made to the Foundation office:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
(256) 536-1231.