About ELM


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. 

Grants Process

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.  

Ways to Give

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

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. 

The ELM Foundation     7501 Memorial Parkway SW Suite 115, Huntsville AL 35802      256-217-7141      info@expectlittlemiracleshsv.org

ELM is a 501 (c) (3) organization and contributions are deductible under section 170 of the IRS code.