“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.
In February 2017, Wiregrass Foundation Board of Directors voted unanimous support for our largest project to-date: an investment of over $20 million dollars in the construction of the Wiregrass Public Safety Center. Along with our partners—the City of Dothan, Houston County, and several key private companies–the Center will fulfill a comprehensive mission: To be the model […]
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 […]
Wiregrass United Way (WUW) supports 42 partnering agencies in six counties in southeast Alabama. The purpose of WUW’s Annual Campaign is to raise funds to help support the operating budgets of these agencies. By raising a bulk of their funds during the Campaign, WUW enables the agencies to spend less time fund raising and more […]
What 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.