Since 1994, the Hoover City Schools Foundation has provided grants to teachers for innovative ideas in the classroom. These grants are funded with the interest from an endowment provided by Alabama Power. In 2016, the Foundation received over 50 grant applications, requesting almost $80,000. Of those, the Foundation funded 19 grants, distributing almost $30,000 to 13 different schools. These projects will affect thousands of students in the district.