AACFCU Grant

Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union (AACFCU) is offering the opportunity for a nonprofit organization located in our service area* to receive a grant up to $100,000 to be used for qualified programs or facilities!

This grant, which includes prominent naming rights^ for AACFCU, is our way of giving back to the community by providing funds for an organization whose dreams for growth and expansion exceed existing funding.

I. Applying for Funds

  • In order to be considered for the grant up to $100,000, applicants must complete and submit the official 2018 AACFCU Program Enhancement Grant Application.
  • The application must include the name and contact information of the authorized official of the organization who has the authority to apply for grants and sign grant agreements for the organization.
  • The application must retain the format of the original with the order of information unchanged when printed or reproduced.
  • All applicants must have a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) to be eligible to apply and must attach a copy of IRS form W-9 and a copy of the E-Verify Memorandum of Understanding.
  • All nonprofit organizations are subject to verification of their nonprofit status prior to being evaluated for funding.

II. Deadline

Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. (CST) October 15, 2018 and can be delivered by:

  • Email to grant@aacfcu.com
  • Ground delivery service to AACFCU, Attention: Kelli Pilcher, 238 Virginia Avenue Daleville, AL 36322
  • United States Postal Service to AACFCU, Attention: Kelli Pilcher, P.O. Drawer 8 Daleville, AL 36322

AACFCU will annouce the grant award winner(s) by December 31, 2018

III. Distribution of Funds

Grant funds will be released when AACFCU has received a fully executed agreement signed by the grantee and designated officer of AACFCU. Funds will be distributed according to a schedule agreed upon by both parties.

IV. Eligible Activities

The funds provided by AACFCU are to be used to make project enhancements that will increase the services provided by the nonprofit organization to benefit members of the community. Be sure to include current, good quality photographs, architectural drawings or artist’s rendering of any property to be enhanced with the application.

V. Ineligible Activities 

Funds may not be used to purchase alcohol, to fund social activities, ceremonies, banquets, entertainment, lobbying, political activities or as contributions to endowment funds, advertising or to purchase historic artifacts.

VI. Selection of Organization to be Funded

Applications will be ranked and recommendations for funding based upon the Grant Application Criteria Scoring System.

VII. AACFCU Grant Application Scoring System (up to 100 points)

  • Structure & Finances (Up to 20 points) Provide a description of the organization’s operations and activities, including the ownership and management structure. Explain how the organization reflects a community-based mission.

  • Community Impact (Up to 40 points) Populations and number of people served; programs and activities; community collaborations and partnerships along with how the naming process would work and the prominence of the AACFCU name.

  • Detailed Description of Use of Funds (Up to 30 points) Provide a detailed description of how the grant funds will be spent using a detailed budget, work plan and timetable. Include details of who will perform the work.

  •  Measurements of Success (Up to 10 points) How you measure succes and calculate results.

 Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Applications must have all attachments and information requested (names and contact information of personnel, hours of operation, geographic area served, budgets, attachments, signatures, etc.). All required documents can be found on the checklist at the end of the application.

Please mail your application to 

Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union

Attn: Kelli Pilcher

P.O. Drawer 8

Daleville, AL 36322 

Or email to

grant@aacfcu.com

*Service area is comprised of counties with an AACFCU Branch location. Organizations in the following counties are eligible: Coffee, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Houston, Mobile and Pike counties in Alabama along with Okaloosa and Walton counties in Florida.

^AACFCU’s requirement for naming rights does not refer to your entity/organization’s name. Instead, it is partnership with AACFCU to complete a physical project that will be permanently labelled with the Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union’s name. Example 1: A city is using the funds to provide playground equipment for a park. AACFCU desires naming rights (including permanent signage) in close proximity to the playground equipment. Example 2: If funds are used to add additional space to an organization’s facility the AACFCU name would be prominently displayed on that wing of the building.