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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…

REMY FUND OPENS 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…

Grant Cycle Opens January 19, 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 coming up soon to join with the Community Foundation as we work together to achieve results for our community! Our next available grant round is Cycle 1, with Brief Proposals due by…

Community Foundation Awards $1.34 Million in Grants

Community Foundation Awards $1.34 Million in Grants

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced $1,344,600 in grants to 36 area nonprofits that focus on improving economic security and further developing sustainable, livable communities in Jefferson, Blount, Shelby, St. Clair and Walker counties. These grants support a collection of programs ranging from the creation of CO.SHOP, a shared retail opportunity for CO.STARTERS…

Brian Hamilton

Community Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

The Community Foundation is please to announce that Brian Hamilton, Edgar Marx, Lissa Tyson and Jared Weinstein are joining the Board of Directors with terms starting in 2018. Brian Hamilton is president and CEO of Trillion Communications Corp., a national Tier 1 supplier of Telco infrastructure products and services in the connectivity industry. Prior to Trillion,…

Giving Together Grant Brings Young Talent to Birmingham

Giving Together Grant Brings Young Talent to Birmingham

A “community of builders with integrity”, Venture for America (VFA) creates economic opportunity in American cities by mobilizing the next generation of entrepreneurs and equipping them with the skills and resources they need to create jobs. Through a two-year fellowship program, recent college graduates learn important startup skills at a five-week Training Camp, apply for…

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….