Summer Adventures in Learning Grant Cycle Opens

The 2016 Summer Adventures in Learning (SAIL) grant cycle opens Tuesday, September 1, 2015.

The SAIL Partnership focuses on summer programs where students can explore new interests and skills and gain the support they need to prevent summer learning loss. Through this important partnership, funders commit to using a joint application process for nonprofit organizations seeking grant support to add or enhance consistent academic components to summer youth programs.  Data shows that summer learning loss accounts for nearly two-thirds of the ninth grade achievement gap in reading. Research also shows that the effects of participation in a summer learning program can benefit the child for at least two years afterwards. Local experience in Birmingham has shown average gains of at least two months in reading and math during a five to six week program, making a significant positive difference for these children.

How to apply:

  • Access the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham’s Online Grant System to create an account or to login to your current account.
  • Click Apply and select the Summer Adventures in Learning application.
  • An application should appear for you to complete and submit.

For more information please contact Caroline Harris at 

2016 SAIL Funders:

Alabama Power Foundation

Belk Foundation

Caring Foundation of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama

Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham

Daniel Foundation of Alabama

Independent Presbyterian Church Foundation

Joseph S. Bruno Charitable Foundation

Junior League of Alabama

Mike and Gillian Goodrich Foundation

Regions Bank

United Way of Central Alabama