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Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts

Hurricane Florence has had a serious impact in many communities across the eastern United States. In times of crisis, our fellow Community Foundations in the affected areas are trusted partners in helping ensure short and long term recovery efforts are carried out and funded. Here are some ways to help with relief and recovery through…

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 a record $30,000 in grants awarded to seven nonprofits serving Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair and Walker counties. Thanks to generous donors, the fund has awarded $60,000 in grants to area nonprofits over the last three years. The LGBTQ Fund is a charitable endowment…

Driving Prevention Through Intervention

Driving Prevention Through Intervention

In 2015 there were more than 60,000 calls for Birmingham Fire and Rescue emergency services. Of those calls, 20% were from the same 1,948 people – that means less than 1% of the city’s residents accounted for 20% of emergency calls. To address this problem Birmingham Fire and Rescue launched C.A.R.E.S. (Community Assistance, Referrals and…

Remy Fund Announces $50,000 in 2018 Grants for Companion Animals

Remy Fund Announces $50,000 in 2018 Grants for Companion Animals

The Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services has announced $50,000 in grants  to 11 companion animal (dogs, cats and horses) nonprofits serving  Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount and Walker counties. Since 2010, the Remy Fund has provided over $280,000 to support diverse animal organizations in our community. Organizations receiving funds this year: Shelby Humane…

Grant Cycle opens July 20, 2018

Grant Cycle opens July 20, 2018

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 Friday, July 20, 2018. To be considered for…

LGBTQ Fund opens third annual grant opportunity

LGBTQ Fund opens third annual grant opportunity

The LGBTQ Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham opened its third annual grant cycle on Monday June 25, 2018 with proposals due by July 20, 2018. The 2018 LGBTQ Fund Grants will be awarded to organizations in Central Alabama that serve the LGBTQ community and their allies, or seek to expand existing programs…

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AWARDS $1.2 MILLION IN GRANTS

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AWARDS $1.2 MILLION IN GRANTS

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced $1,203,000 in grants to 32 area nonprofits that focus on two Results: “Children are successful along the education pipeline” and “People can lead healthy lives.”  The Community Foundation supports programs and initiatives through discretionary funds entrusted to the foundation by generations of donors. This is the ninth year…

Hawaii Island Volcano Relief Efforts

The Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF), together with Anderson-Beck Fund, Jack’s Fund and the Darrin & Darien Gee Family Fund, have established the Hawaii Island Volcano Recovery Fund to assist with recovery efforts in support of Hawai‘i Island communities affected by the Kilauea volcano eruption. The Foundation will work with nonprofits throughout the area to distribute…

Tornado Relief Efforts

Several counties in central and east Alabama sustained extensive damage from the tornadoes that swept through the state on March 19, 2017. Two of our partner organizations have set up funds to help with relief efforts. For more information: Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama United Way All donations will be used to help with both…

Make Your Voice Count Shelby County

“I hope you will be able to participate in an important conversation for all residents in Shelby County. The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has partnered with us and many other entities in our region to improve the quality of life for all residents in Shelby County. On April 3rd they are convening a community…