The Foundation will be accepting applications through June 1 for discretionary grants to be made in 2017. The Foundation estimates that approximately $1.537 million will be available for distribution to charitable beneficiaries during 2017. Forty percent (40%) of the amount to be distributed, approximately $615,080, 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 2017:

Grant Type No. Of Grants Amount of Each Grant
First Tier 2 $100,000
Second Tier 5 $50,000
Third Tier 10 $17,248
The exact amount available for distribution in 2017 will be determined after the Foundation's audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2016, 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 2016 Grant Amounts

In 2016, 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 $570,952.90
Randolph School 81,564.70
Vanderbilt University 81,564.70
Agnes Scott College 81,564.70
Girls Incorporated 81,564.70
Huntsville Boys Club 81,564.70
For 2016, the Jane K. Lowe Charitable Foundation received 102 formal requests for discretionary grants. The total amount available for discretionary grants was $652,517.60, and the total amount requested was in excess of $5.830 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 18 grants were awarded for the year 2016.

Based upon a consideration of the grant applications, the Trustees have decided to award the following discretionary grants for 2016 (a more detailed description of the grant awards is attached):

First Tier  
$100,000 Huntsville Madison County Botanical Garden

Habitat for Humanity

Second Tier  
$50,000 Operation Green Team
$50,000 Nexus Energy Center
$50,000 Huntsville Museum of Art
$50,000 University of Alabama in Huntsville
$50,000 Community Free Dental Clinic
Third Tier  
$10,000.00 Pilot Club of Huntsville
$10,251.76 Huntsville Master Chorale
$20,251.76 The Loving Caring Animal Association
$20,251.76 Huntsville Symphony Orchestra
$20,251.76 Huntsville Chamber Music Guild
$20,251.76 ARTS Huntsville
$20,251.76 Huntsville Assistance Program .
$20,251.76 Huntsville-Madison County Rescue Squad
$20,251.76 HEALS, Inc.
$20,251.76 Girls Inc.
$20,251.76 Kids to Love

Those organizations which were not awarded a grant for 2016 are encouraged to submit a request for discretionary grants to be awarded in 2017. 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.