Our Mission

“To energize the spirit and potential of our local community through charitable investments that will have significant, measurable impact on our health, education and quality of life.”

 Zones of Interest

Wiregrass Foundation’s goals enable us to focus on making a difference in three zones of interest — health, education, and quality of life — in Houston, Henry, Dale and Geneva counties in southeast Alabama, which make up the Wiregrass Area.

  • Health

    Fostering economic growth and development to improve the health and well-being of Wiregrass individuals, families, and the community as a whole.

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  • Education

    To increase school readiness, K-12 achievement and post-secondary attainment.

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  • Quality of Life

    To produce a rising standard of living, including increased income, assets and economic security and to build civic engagement and promote effective leadership and organizations.

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Grantee Highlights

  • WRC – NewBridges

    Issues facing women served by Houston County Courts were initially identified by Judge Conaway, Dr. Jack Sasser and the WRC, Inc. Board. The need to address the transitional needs of women in community work release programs to dramatically reduce recidivism rates by improving successful integration into local communities was evident. Since 1972 the number of […]

  • Impact Alabama – FocusFirst

    Poor vision has a direct, negative effect on a child’s ability to learn, and many children suffer from vision problems each year. Therefore, vision screenings are very important during a child’s preschool years when early identification and treatment of many conditions can prevent irreversible vision damage or loss. Many child care centers use traditional eye […]

  • Bright Key

    Bright Key is a partnership between Wiregrass Foundation and Dothan City Schools to pilot an innovative, grassroots community school initiative in two area schools:  Highlands Elementary and Selma Street Elementary. Bright Key involves school-community stakeholders (teachers, parents, students, and neighborhood residents) in the identification and implementation of programs and services to maximize the academic potential […]


CapConnect-Logo-01What is capacity building and why is it important to nonprofit organizations? Capacity Building is about the nonprofit’s ability to deliver its mission and increase their effectiveness and substance to their programs thereby increasing their sustainability. Building capacity is vitally important to the nonprofit organization because it is about the organization continually improving, and taking themselves to the next level of operations, programs, finances, or maturity and efficiently advancing the mission of their organization.

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