Throughout our 60 year history, MAX has supported hundreds of local non-profits with thousands of dollars in sponsorship, donations and grants. In 2017, MAX will donate $40,000 to eight local non-profits.
The non-profits are:
- Alabama Shakespeare Festival
The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, located in Montgomery, builds community by entertaining and inspiring people with theatrical performances as well as educational and outreach programs. It is a professional regional theatre that produces around 10 productions each season in association with Actors’ Equity Association, The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and United Scenic Artists Union.
- BigHouse Foundation
BigHouse Foundation is a Christ-centered non-profit ministry in Opelika, AL dedicated to providing for the needs of foster children. With the help of MAX and the local community, BigHouse continues to improve the quality of life of those impacted by the foster care system. BigHouse was founded by Blake and Micah Melnick in February 2009.
- EAT South
EAT South promotes organic local farming and healthy lifestyles through school programs and volunteer activities. EAT South has established themselves as a non-profit that offers six garden programs in our local schools. These programs help teach children and educators the importance of farm-raised vegetables and healthy eating.
MANE is a non-profit organization formed in 1994 that provides safe and effective therapeutic horseback riding opportunities to Montgomery and tri-county area children and adults with emotional, physical, cognitive, and developmental disabilities.
- The Montgomery Museum of Fine Art
The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts was founded in 1930 and is one of the oldest art museums in the state of Alabama. Located inside the Blount Cultural Park, the museum is committed to exhibiting artworks of national and international significance, as well as showcasing local artists.
- The Prattville Field of Dreams
Prattville Field of Dreams is an ADA accessible baseball field that allows children and adults with mental and physical disabilities to enjoy their love of baseball on a special-equipped field. The main barriers for these children and adults arise from the natural grass fields used in traditional baseball leagues; the Field of Dreams participants play on a custom designed rubberized turf field that accommodates wheelchairs and other assistive devices while helping to prevent injuries.
- Storybook Farm
Storybook Farm’s mission is to walk alongside children with uncertain futures and provide them with unyielding joy and hope. Storybook Farm serves children ages 2 to young adulthood who face obstacles such as autism, cerebral palsy, cognitive delays, sensory integration issues and bereavement situations. Horseback riding or hippotherapy provides physical benefits such as improvements to balance, motor skills, muscle strength and coordination. In addition to teaching riding skills, instructors and volunteers invest in each child and offer acceptance, respect and love resulting in a sense of belonging, self-worth, achievement and confidence.
- Alabama Wildlife Federation - Lanark
The Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) is the oldest and largest non-profit conservation organization in Alabama. It was established in 1935 to promote wildlife and natural resource conservation and to ensure a high quality of life for future generations of Alabamians. The Alabama Nature Center located at Lanark is a 350-acre planned-use outdoor education facility with five miles of boardwalks and trails equipped with beautiful nature scenery and water sources.
We are excited to see our community outreach programs continue to impact Central Alabama, East Alabama, West Georgia and beyond!
If you would like your non-profit organization to be considered as one of the local non-profits we support in the 2018, please visit our Community Giving Request page.
We started the MAX4Kids Foundation®, a non-profit organization that was created in 2001 by MAX associates as a way to give back to our community. We started the MAX Capital City Classic, bringing the biggest college rivalry in the nation to Riverwalk Stadium, and the MAX Fireworks with the Montgomery Biscuits. We honor game-changers in our community with the MAX Community Achievement Award, an honor MAX gives annually at the MAX Community Reception. And you've probably heard of #MAXgives, where MAX donates money to the local non-profit organizations of your choice, selected by you — our community.