The Foundation will be accepting applications through June 1 for discretionary grants to be made in 2015. The Foundation estimates that approximately $1.677 million will be available for distribution to charitable beneficiaries during 2015. Forty percent (40%) of the amount to be distributed, approximately $670,951, 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 2015:

Grant Type No. Of Grants Amount of Each Grant
First Tier 2 $100,000
Second Tier 5 $50,000
Third Tier 10 $22,095
The exact amount available for distribution in 2015 will be determined after the Foundation's audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2014, 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 2014 Grant Amounts

In 2014, 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 $554,335.95
Randolph School 79,190.85
Vanderbilt University 79,190.85
Agnes Scott College 79,190.85
Girls Incorporated 79,190.85
Huntsville Boys Club 79,190.85
For 2014, the Jane K. Lowe Charitable Foundation received 89 formal requests for discretionary grants. The total amount available for discretionary grants was $633,526.81, and the total amount requested was in excess of $4.7 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 2014.

Based upon a consideration of the grant applications, the Trustees have decided to award the following discretionary grants for 2014 (a more detailed description of the grant awards is attached):

First Tier  
$100,000 Village of Promise

Lincoln Village Preservation Corporation

Second Tier  
$50,000 Boys & Girls Clubs of North Alabama
$50,000 Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center
$50,000 Huntsville Museum of Art
$50,000 University of Alabama in Huntsville
Third Tier  
$21,230.00 Free 2 Teach
$21,230.00 The ARC of Madison County
$21,230.00 Rise of Huntsville
$21,230.00 Huntsville Inner City Learning Center
$21,230.00 Huntsville Symphony Orchestra
$21,230.00 Huntsville Chamber Music Guild.
$21,230.00 Community Free Clinic
$21,230.00 Greater Huntsville Humane Society
$21,230.00 Liberty Learning Foundation
$21,230.00 The Nature Conservancy
$21,230.00 Still Serving Veterans

Those organizations which were not awarded a grant for 2014 are encouraged to submit a request for discretionary grants to be awarded in 2015. 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.