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Give Smart

With smart giving in 2017, you can increase your capacity for giving in 2018 and beyond. 2017 has provided no shortage of opportunities for sharing what we have to meet the needs of those devastated by earthquakes, hurricanes and man-made cataclysms.  Unfortunately disasters and tragic events are perennial aspects of human society, and so we…

Hurricane Relief Efforts Update

Our staff members recently participated on a call with the Council on Foundations and representatives of other Community Foundations from Puerto Rico, St. Croix, and US Virgin Islands and FEMA. We received an in-depth update on current status of rescue and recovery needs identified by FEMA and foundations on the ground. Here are highlights: Dr….

Women's Breast Health Fund Launches New Website

Women’s Breast Health Fund Launches New Website

The Women’s Breast Health Fund (WBHF), a field of interest fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, was established by a group of donors who believed that quality breast cancer survivorship is a right for all women who have faced the disease as well as their loved ones. On the evening of September 28,…

LGBTQ Fund Provides Grants to Local Organizations

LGBTQ Fund Provides Grants to Local Organizations

The LGBTQ Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham announced six grants totaling more than $20,000 awarded to area nonprofits at the 2017 LGBTQ Grantee Awards luncheon held on September 28 at The Club. This is the second year that the fund has provided grants in the community; in 2016 they granted $10,000 to four area…

Aid for Puerto Rico

The 2017 hurricane season has had a devastating impact on Puerto Rico and many other communities. Here are some ways to help with relief and recovery.  We are in touch with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and other foundations and will update this list as needed.   Miami Foundation The Hurricane Relief Fund at The Miami Foundation will support…

Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts

Hurricane Irma has had a serious impact in many communities. Here are some ways to help with relief and recovery.  We are in touch with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and other foundations and will update this list as needed. Community Foundation of the Florida Keys has established the My Key West Emergency Relief Fund to provide…

Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

The Greater Houston Community Foundation is hosting the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that will accept tax deductible flood relief donations for victims that have been affected by the recent floods. The Foundation will work with nonprofits throughout the area to distribute funds as needed. Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund   Hurricane Harvey has also hit Louisiana’s…

Grant Cycle Opens July 28

Grant Cycle Opens July 28

If you are a non-profit organization that serves our five-county area (Jefferson, St. Clair, Blount, Shelby, and Walker), then you have an opportunity to join with the Community Foundation as we work together to achieve results for our community! Our next available grant round is Cycle 2, which will open for brief proposals on July 28, 2017. To be considered for this…

REMY FUND ANNOUNCES 2017 GRANTS FOR COMPANION ANIMAL ORGANIZATIONS

REMY FUND ANNOUNCES 2017 GRANTS FOR COMPANION ANIMAL ORGANIZATIONS

The Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services has announced $50,000 in grants  to 10 companion animal (dogs, cats and horses) nonprofits serving  Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount and Walker counties. Since 2010, the Remy Fund has provided over $235,000 to support diverse animal organizations improving the lives of pets and humans. Organizations receiving funds…

LGBTQ Fund opens second annual grant opportunity

LGBTQ Fund opens second annual grant opportunity

The LGBTQ Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham will open its second annual grant cycle on Monday June 26, 2017 with proposals due by July 27, 2017. The 2017 LGBTQ Fund Grants will be awarded to organizations in Central Alabama that serve the LGBTQ community and their allies, or seek to expand existing…