TSG Huntsville’s Nonprofit Roundup
One of the most positive, impactful, and fulfilling parts of North Alabama is the varied and committed nonprofit community. From the arts to animals, to those who offer a hand up, Huntsville is graced with the presence of so many with a commitment to really help.
In celebration of just a small segment of those special and supportive organizations, we offer some of our Scouted nonprofits for your consideration. How can you help? Become a patron, volunteer, donate, or just simply spread the word! Consider these scouted Huntsville area nonprofits when you want to support local…
Burritt on the Mountain | 3101 Burritt Dr SE, Huntsville, AL 35801
The mission is to enhance lives and build community through educational, artistic, and recreational experiences while preserving our heritage, land, and historic structures. From field trips and summer camps to special events and concerts, Burritt offers something for everyone.
Facebook: Burritt on the Mountain
Don’t miss: Cocktails at the View, Wednesday evenings, April-October.
Cook Museum of Natural Science | 133 4th Ave NE, Decatur, AL 35601
The Cook Museum of Natural Science is a state-of-the-art natural science museum that provides a hands-on, immersive experience where kids can explore, interact with, and learn about nature. Families leave the Cook Museum feeling fulfilled by their time together and inspired by the things they saw and learned. It truly is an amazing experience for families and children of all ages!
Facebook: Cook Museum
Don’t miss: A visit with Kale, the gregarious sea turtle in the saltwater aquarium.
J.F. Drake State Community & Technical College (Foundation) | 3421 Meridian St N, Huntsville, AL 35811
J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College is a combination community college and technical trade college in Huntsville focused on preparing the local workforce for its increasing technical demands.
Don’t miss: The only program of its kind in the country, Drake State’s new partnership with NASA’s Marshall Spaceflight Center focuses on training the workforce in aerospace engineering.
Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater & Academy | 3312 Long Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35805
FPCT&A’s mission is to provide theatre arts access through production, education, and outreach. From productions to summer camps and classes to community outreach, Fantasy serves to advance theater and arts education to positively impact our community.
Don’t miss: The Spotlight on the Future campaign is in full swing to develop a new home for Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater & Academy. A 35,700 square foot theatre arts campus will feature classroom space to support all aspects of theatre arts education and as well as a 355 seat theater. This one of a kind facility theatre arts training campus will allow FPCTA to be a community asset to the Terry Heights neighborhood that they have served for over 17 years.
Felines and Canines Rescue Center | 266 Hamer Rd, Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763
The Felines and Canines Rescue Center exists to provide ongoing relief and drastically reduce the euthanasia of adoptable dogs and cats at overpopulated intake facilities by transferring excess animals out of their facilities and into their program and to provide temporary housing, medical and emotional care to dogs and cats as they are prepared to be relocated from the Rescue Center to ASPCA-approved adoption facilities 2-3 times each week.
Facebook: Felines and Canines Rescue Center
Don’t miss: They save 350 animals every month and have rescued 11,505 animals to date!
Huntsville Ballet | 800 Regal Dr SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
Huntsville Ballet is a major contributor to culture in our region holding a long and rich history of raising the standards of dance to the highest levels in our region. Each year audiences are delighted and inspired by ballets performances by the company. Through the school, active education, and outreach programs and through performance, Huntsville Ballet actively educates our community about the art of ballet and uses dance to teach a variety of subjects to different learning styles in partnership with local schools as a part of integrated studies and S.T.E.A.M. programs.
Don’t miss: You can purchase tickets to all four of the Company’s performances during the season and save 15%!
Huntsville Botanical Garden | 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35805
Open year-round, the Huntsville Botanical Garden contains diverse ecosystems to explore within its 112 acres. From grassy meadows to woodland paths, aquatic habitats to stunning floral collections, the Garden invites guests of all ages to discover the beauty and wonder of the natural environment. Stroll along the nature trails while admiring collections of Alabama’s native plants. Play freely in the Children’s Garden after encountering the fluttering butterflies in the nation’s largest open-air butterfly house. Find serenity in the cool shade of the trees, surrounded by the sounds of nature. With additional events, exhibits, and programs throughout the year, the Garden is a source of plant conservation, education, and celebration for all.
Don’t miss: Tweetsville is a new immersive experience in the Children’s Garden that explores the role that birds play in our ecosystem. Guests can observe birds in their natural environment, learn about their native habitats, and discover how plants, animals, and people rely on each other to create a healthy ecosystem. Phase One is now open, and we can’t wait to see what new joys Phase Two brings!
Huntsville Symphony Orchestra (HSO) | VBC, 700 Monroe St SW Suite 250, Huntsville, AL 35801
Founded in 1955, the HSO is the oldest, continuously operating professional orchestra in the state of Alabama. The Orchestra’s genesis is intricately linked with the arrival of Wernher von Braun and his German rocket team, marking the beginning of an era of sensational growth in our city and creating a unique synthesis between old and new, cherished traditions and unprecedented progress. For over five decades, the HSO’s acclaimed concerts and award-winning education programs have inspired performers, audiences, children, benefactors and the entire community.
Don’t miss: HSO offers a free family concert annually that introduces children and new audiences to the orchestra. What a great way to learn about and get exposure to beautiful music! This year’s concert is called “Smitten by Britten” and is scheduled for Feb. 26.
Randolph School | 1005 Drake Ave SE, Huntsville, AL 35802
Randolph School, the region’s only K-12 independent college preparatory school, is located on two campuses in scenic Jones Valley and also on Drake Avenue. Randolph is an exciting and energetic place for students to learn, teachers to thrive, and families to be embraced. The Randolph Difference is more than a tagline; it’s an unwavering commitment to helping students learn how to think, lead, and reach their full potential. K-12 students become lifelong thinkers, creative problem solvers, and fearless leaders as they learn to embrace their full potential, prepare for a purposeful future and create epic possibilities for success.
Don’t miss: Randolph offers a Tailored Tuition program to attract quality students, supportive families and put the possibility of affording a Randolph education within reach. 20% of Randolph families pay reduced tuition through this program, and the Randolph community is passionate about their sincere desire to partner with families in this important way.