The Compass Society is established for "the love of Huntsville." A society for the innovators and pioneers in this community, it serves as a catalyst for Huntsville's future by implementing visionary projects that will have a significant and sustainable impact on all eight areas of our community's quality of life. We mobilize generosity to find innovative the solutions that guide our community to a bright future. Our future generations depend on those with a strategic vision for the future and the generosity to make a gift today.
The Compass Society will support current year grantmaking, as well as serve as a permanent source of funding to pioneer innovative solutions to our community's most pressing problems. Fifty percent of all donations will be deployed for current year grants, and fifty percent of all donations will be added to the Compass Endowment. An endowment is a permanent, self-sustaining source of funding designed to preserve the principal of the fund while using a portion of the investment earning for annual grantmaking to provide a lasting legacy of support for our community.
Compass Society grant applications will be accepted October 1 - 22, 2020. Grant request should range from $5,000 - $50,000 for a strategic project or initiative affecting quality of life in one of the following categories:
Grant Application Notes:
Each project has the goal of "moving the needle" on measurable community indicators and is carefully monitored for measurable outcomes to ensure our investments are achieving a significant and sustainable impact on quality of life in our community.
CFD Research Corporation
Mike & Patty Lowe
George & Margaret Heeschen
Butterfly Frog Fund
Bill & Beth Fleming
Visually Handicapped Teacher Fund
Bob & Cindi Ludwig
Greenbriar Forest Fund
Jay & Valerie Chandler
Sandra & John Moon Memorial Fund
The Community Foundation takes a holistic view of quality of life and seeks ways to make our great community even better. Grant funding is guided by the evaluation of community needs in the Vital Signs project of the Community Foundation. This report provides a check-up of key community indicators (or vital signs) to take a pulse on the health of our community and vitality of each quality of life category. This snapshot of the community can be viewed in the latest Vital Signs Quality of Life Report for Madison County, Alabama.