As Giving Tuesday approaches, the heartbeat of Alabama’s communities resonates through the tireless efforts of its nonprofits. From fostering education and supporting local artisans to aiding in environmental conservation and championing social justice, these organizations exemplify resilience and dedication.
These are Alabama nonprofits worthy of support. In this list, we highlight their impactful initiatives and unwavering commitment to transforming lives. Celebrate the spirit of generosity by discovering and supporting these invaluable shapers of Alabama’s altruistic landscape.
“What started off as a college thesis has blossomed into a movement. Initially, “The Flourish” was a theory created by co-founder Jahman Hill which posited that “Black people are infinitely possible beings.” Now, The Flourish Alabama is a nonprofit organization dedicated to planting the seeds to help young artists bloom. We create and facilitate “multi-medium” programming and curriculum geared towards helping youth create collaborative art projects, facilitate art workshops for artists of all ages, and create and host events that showcase artists of color.”
Coast & Wildlife
“The Alabama Coastal Foundation (ACF) was founded in 1993 to improve and protect Alabama’s coastal environment through cooperation, education, and participation. For the past three decades, ACF has promoted a culture where environmental decisions are based on an accurate understanding of the underlying science. We work with individuals, other nonprofit groups, as well as the public (local, state, and federal) and private (small business through big industry) sectors for the betterment of our coastal environment using an inclusive environmental stewardship approach. ACF provides programs that educate current and future leaders and then we give meaningful volunteer opportunities for people to help our coastal environment.”
“Sweetwater Outreach’s Executive Director, John Blevins, has always been passionate about clean water. After retiring from a 25-year career in engineering and construction, John traveled to Africa for the first time. He tested multiple sources of water and EVERY source tested positive for bacteria. Propelled by his unwavering belief that if you are equipped with the skills to make a difference, you should and inspired by the resilient individuals he met, John returned to the United States and immediately started Sweetwater Outreach, a 501(c)3 nonprofit.”
“Over 20,000 youth age out of foster care every year. Make It Matter: The Collective was created to meet the needs of foster youth aging out of foster care in a tangible way by providing them with practical support to push them towards their purpose, even in the midst of pain. We believe in creating unique and powerful resources to remind every teenager that they can make every moment matter. We commit, as a nonprofit organization, to uphold our mission and provide quality resources to these foster youth. Our goal is to be able to provide all youth with mentorship and support. Your donation and support gets us one step closer to doing that. Together, let’s make it matter.”
“After surveying hundreds of women living in Alabama, we found that 90% of them wish they could be in consistent counseling but are not able to due to finances. Our goal is to remove finances as an obstacle to receiving therapy services. Better is launching locally in Birmingham, Alabama with a dream to expand throughout the state and eventually the entire country. We believe this is how we make our world better.”