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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…

New Loan Program helps rescue Birmingham residents from Payday Lenders

A new loan program rescues people from payday lenders – permanently – and puts them on the path to healthy credit and financial success. The Lighten Up loan program is a unique partnership between the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, Gateway Financial Freedom, and Alabama Central Credit Union. Lighten Up participants receive free financial counseling, a…

Grant Cycle Opens January 22, 2016

Grant Cycle Opens January 22, 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 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, which will open for brief proposals on January 22, 2016. To be…

Chief A.C. Roper

What if we could dramatically cut the number of homicides in Birmingham?

Posted in Comeback Town, January 11, 2016   If you could prevent people from killing others, would you do something about it? This is the question that the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham asked itself in 2014. The Foundation encountered a strategy being implemented around the country with dramatic results:  reducing homicides by up to 40%…

Stewart Dansby

Community Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, the state’s oldest and largest community foundation announced that Stewart Dansby, Dave Gray and General Charles Krulak are joining the Board of Directors. Stewart Dansby has worked in the urban planning division of a Birmingham architectural firm, two years in Detroit with an investment counseling firm, and five years…

Coosa Riverkeeper Swim Guide Program

Community Foundation Awards $1.2 Million in Grants

Donors support grants focusing on two Results for the region: Communities are Sustainable, Livable & Vibrant and Individuals and families are economically secure.   The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced $1,201,000 in grants to 29 area nonprofits that focus on improving economic security and further developing sustainable, livable communities in Jefferson, Blount, Shelby,…

Birmingham Audubon Society Brings New Attraction to Birmingham Parks

Birmingham Audubon Society Brings New Attraction to Birmingham Parks

For everyone who enjoys a stroll around Railroad Park, basking in the sun and enjoying the birds chirping, now you will be able to tell if that’s an American Kestrel or a Yellow-Rumped Warbler sitting in the tree. With the help of Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, the Birmingham Audubon Society has designed signage that…

Birmingham Hospitals Join Forces for Breast Cancer

Birmingham Hospitals Join Forces for Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Survivorship Community Report Released On the eve of Breast Cancer Awareness Month the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham released a comprehensive report on breast cancer survivorship services in the area. In 2015, there were an estimated 3 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. As early detection and treatment options improve for…

Recent Grant Spurs Development of Mother's Milk Bank

Recent Grant Spurs Development of Mother’s Milk Bank

Mothers’ Milk Bank of Alabama Expands Reach with Opening of a New Pasteurization Lab This spring, the Community Foundation provided a grant to the Community Food Bank to develop the Mothers’ Milk Bank of Alabama . This week the milk bank opened its doors for a ribbon cutting and reception to celebrate the new pasteurization lab…

Summer Adventures in Learning Grant Cycle Opens

Summer Adventures in Learning Grant Cycle Opens

The 2016 Summer Adventures in Learning (SAIL) grant cycle opens Tuesday, September 1, 2015. The SAIL Partnership focuses on summer programs where students can explore new interests and skills and gain the support they need to prevent summer learning loss. Through this important partnership, funders commit to using a joint application process for nonprofit organizations seeking…