The ELM Foundation is a Private Operating Foundation that works to reverse the cycle of poverty by helping individuals and families set goals and create plans so that they can find the resources they need to support their families.
ELM is an acronym that stands for "Expect Little Miracles." We believe that people who are doing the best they can should be able to expect little miracles to help them bridge the gap.
ELM is a 501 (C) (3) organizations and contributions are deductible under section 170 of the IRS code. Our unique funding model ensures that 100% of all donations go directly to help participants who can then "expect little miracles" in their journey to self-reliance and economic independence.
We were awarded a grant from the
Women's Philanthropy Society of the Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville for $50,000 in August 2018 to create a community case management collaborative. We received an additional $25,000 grant from the Women's Philanthropy Society in October 2019 to continue funding for the network through 2020. Learn more about our Community Connections project and how your organization can become part of the network here
We create "Little Miracles" through grants to individuals with high potential who are doing the best they can and need help removing barriers to success. Grant applications are made available by referral only.
Help us create "Little Miracles" in the lives of people with demonstrated need, promise, and potential. 100% of your gift goes to our programs!
Education grants are designed to provide "gap funding" for students who have accessed personal and family resources, grants and scholarships, and still need "Little Miracles" to pay their education expenses.
What makes The ELM Foundation different from other non profits?
100% of operational expenses covered up front by founders
Rigorous application and intake process identifies participants who are most likely to succeed
Intensive case management supports successful outcomes
Accountability for development plans helps keep participants focused
We get exceptional results
We offer operational and financial accountability
But being different only matters if you make a difference. Learn more about the differences our "Little Miracles" make.