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Community Foundation awards $1.25 million in grants

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced $1,254,000 in grants to 32 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 innovative initiatives ranging from developing an app to make it easier for small…

Scholarship Opportunities For 2017 – 2018 School Year

Thanks to generous donors who want to offer a helping hand, the Community Foundation is announcing the 2017-2018 school year scholarship opportunities are now available for applications. For the 2016 school year, $180,875 was awarded to benefit 64 students.  This makes more than $4.4 million total over the years to help young men and women move ahead in…

National Philanthropy Day Awards on November 10

AFP-Alabama Announces 2016 National Philanthropy Day Tickets The Association of Fundraising Professionals – Alabama Chapter (AFP-AL) has a few tickets left for the 2016 National Philanthropy Day (NPD) Awards event on Thursday, November 10 at The Harbert Center beginning at 11:30am.  National Philanthropy Day is an annual awards program that recognizes individuals and organizations whose life-time…

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REMY FUND ANNOUNCES 2016 GRANTS FOR COMPANION ANIMAL ORGANIZATIONS

The Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services announced a record $50,000 in grants awarded to 11 companion animal (dogs, cats and horses) focused non-profit organizations. This is the largest amount of grants awarded to date by the fund. In the past six years the fund has granted nearly $200,000 to animal agencies serving Blount, Jefferson, Shelby,…

Grant Cycle Opens August 8, 2016

Grant Cycle Opens August 8, 2016

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 August 8, 2016. To be considered for this…

When numbers and need meet generous donors

Earlier this spring, the Community Foundation published a comprehensive report on aging in the Greater Birmingham area. It was a statistically valid study that the Foundation had commissioned to gain insight into the needs of seniors. In Alabama, the percentage of the population age 60 and over is rising at a much faster rate than…

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Community Foundation Awards $1.18 million in grants

Donors support grants focusing on two Results for region:  Children are successful along the education pipeline and People can lead healthy lives The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced $1,186,800 in grants to 30 area nonprofits that focus on that focus on two Results: “Children are successful along the education pipeline” and “People can…

Inaugural Request for Proposal for LGBTQ Fund

Inaugural Request for Proposal for LGBTQ Fund

In 2015, the Living LGBTQ in Central Alabama Needs Assessment (LLCA) was conducted on behalf of the LGBTQ Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham to identify the most pressing challenges facing the local LGBTQ community.  The LLCA is the most comprehensive community survey of its kind for Central Alabama.  Findings from the LLCA…

2016 Cromwell Trust Scholarship Deadline - Calling All Performing Artists

2016 Cromwell Trust Scholarship Deadline – Calling All Performing Artists

Calling all those with an interest in pursuing or developing your future in the arts! Reaching the highest levels in the performing arts requires dedication and talent. This achievement also takes money for training, transportation and other expenses. Thanks to a partnership between the Cromwell Trust and the Community Foundation, aspiring artists of any age…

Remy Fund opens sixth annual grant cycle for animal related nonprofits

The Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services is now accepting grant proposals for the 2016 grant cycle. 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…