The Foundation will be accepting applications from June 1, 2021 for discretionary grants to be made in 2021. If you are interested in making an application, please submit your application and cover sheet(see link to print). The Foundation estimates that approximately $1.619 million will be available for distribution to charitable beneficiaries during 2021. Forty percent (40%) of the amount to be distributed, approximately $647,721, 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 2021:

Grant Type No. Of Grants Amount of Each Grant
First Tier 2 $100,000
Second Tier 5 $50,000
Third Tier 10 $19,772.13
The exact amount available for distribution in 2021 will be determined after the Foundation's audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2020, 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. I am currently working from home per CDC regulations, please respond by email with any questions.

Jane K. Lowe Foundation Announces 2020 Grant Amounts

In 2020, 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 $51,627.20
Randolph School 73,089.60
Vanderbilt University 73,089.60
Agnes Scott College 73,089.60
Girls Incorporated 73,089.60
Huntsville Boys Club 73,089.60
For 2020, the Jane K. Lowe Charitable Foundation received 101 formal requests for discretionary grants. The total amount available for discretionary grants was $584,716.80, and the total amount requested was in excess of $5.703 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 16 grants were awarded for the year 2020.

Based upon a consideration of the grant applications, the Trustees have decided to award the following discretionary grants for 2020 (a more detailed description of the grant awards is attached):

First Tier  
$100,000 Food Bank of North Alabama

The Community Free Clinic

Second Tier  
$50,000 Habitat for Humanity of Madison County
$50,000 Huntsville Hospital Foundation Inc.
$50,000 Huntsville Museum of Art
$50,000 University of Alabama in Huntsville
Third Tier  
$18,471.68 Kids to Love
$18,471.68 Downtown Rescue Mission
$18,471.68 Huntsville Symphony Orchestra
$18,471.68 Free 2 Teach
$18,471.68 The Salvation Army of Huntsville
$18,471.68 Felines & Canines
$18,471.68 305 8th Street Community
$18,471.68 Huntsville-Madison County Senior Center Inc.
$18,471.68 HEALS, Inc.
$18,471.68 Cap & Gown Project

Those organizations which were not awarded a grant for 2020 are encouraged to submit a request for discretionary grants to be awarded in 2021. 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.