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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…

Together We Prosper

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham just released the results of a yearlong research project that highlights opportunities for greater regional cooperation across Jefferson County.The research, conducted by the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, shows the connection between regional cooperation and a metro area’s prosperity. The report also examines how other metro areas in the…

Community Foundation Awards Over $1 Million in Grants

Community Foundation Awards Over $1 Million in Grants

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced 1,063,500 in grants to 33 area nonprofits that focus on two Results: “Children are successful along the education pipeline” and “People can lead healthy lives.” These grants support a collection of innovative initiatives ranging from a teen engineering program to a mobile screening unit to provide eye…

New Bill Would Protect Borrowers From Toxic Loans

New Bill Would Protect Borrowers From Toxic Loans

SB284, a bill that has just been filed in the legislature, would go a long way toward protecting Alabama borrowers from unaffordable high interest rates on small dollar loans. This bill, co-sponsored by Senator Arthur Orr and Senator Rodger Smitherman, addresses three areas of reform: payday loans, title loans and other small loans. It creates…

Remy Fund Opens Seventh Annual Grant Cycle for Animal Related Nonprofits

Remy Fund grants support nonprofit organizations that work with traditional companion animals such as dogs, cats and horses. Grant applications for rescue/shelter programs, spay/neuter programs, animal assisted therapy programs, education and advocacy programs and service dog programs will be considered. Designated 501(c)3 organizations that serve Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount and Walker are eligible to…

Mr. Nanni Goes To Washington

Community Foundation CEO, Chris Nanni, recently joined 200 nonprofit leaders in a whirlwind day of meetings on Capitol Hill. The “100 Years of Giving Fly-In,” hosted by the Charitable Giving Coalition, served as a kick-off event to implore lawmakers to recognize the value of charitable giving and the incentives that encourage Americans to contribute more…

Giving With Grace

Giving With Grace

Rescuing food may not require a superhero like Batman with his Batmobile but it does help if you have a really big truck. What is rescued food? It’s the food that community volunteers pick up, right before it finds itself in the dumpster, behind local stores in our community. It’s the food that is close…