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Remy Fund Announces New Grant Committee Member

Remy Fund Announces New Grant Committee Member

Joey Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and animal lover, has joined The Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services grant making committee. Remy Fund founder, Ken Jackson said, “Joey is a highly accomplished and respected leader who brings a wealth of experience in animal related issues and community service. His knowledge, his commitment, and his…

Women’s Breast Health Fund announces Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Initiative

The Women’s Breast Health Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham awards $287,000 grant for Breast Cancer Survivorship Rehabilitation Initiative As early detection and treatment options improve for breast cancer patients, the number of survivors increases. In a recent report, The Institute of Medicine noted that many breast cancer survivors become lost in the…

Birmingham Lights Receives International Award

Birmingham Lights Receives International Award

LightRails, the 18th Street Birmingham Lights installation has been named a 2014 CODAawards winner. The light-art installation was one of ten international winners and was named best in the Transportation category. It is also featured on the cover of the awards digital magazine. The CODAawards are the annual international awards program of CODAworx, the online…

Hand in Paw Finds a New Home

Hand in Paw Finds a New Home

Hand in Paw knows that interaction with professionally trained Animal Assisted Therapy Teams can help to improve the health and well-being of children and adults. Last year, their Therapy Teams made more than 76,000 visits to places like Spain Rehab, Children’s Hospital and Clay Elementary School. This year they have an additional 80 facilities on…

Community Foundation awards more than $1.4 million in grants

Community Foundation awards more than $1.4 million in grants

Donors support grants focusing on two Results for region: Children are successful along the education pipeline & People can lead healthy lives The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced $1,499,000 in grants to 23 area nonprofits that focus on two Results: “Children are successful along the education pipeline” and “People can lead healthy lives.”…

14th Street Pedestrian Walkway

Birmingham Lights Up

In December, the Community Foundation announced that it would once again partner with REV Birmingham to complete the work it started with the 18th Street light-art installation. This Spring, the Community Catalyst Fund provided a grant for permanent light-art installations in the three remaining underpasses at 14th, 19th and 20th streets. The Community Foundation and…

April 28 Tornado Survivors Need Your Help

The tornadoes of April 28, 2014, provided a horrible reminder of what individuals, families and communities in Alabama suffered just three years ago. As people take stock of losses from the recent storms, we continue to reach out to serve those whose homes are still in ruins, neighborhoods destroyed and support systems straining to meet…

Community Foundation Receives National Recognition for Donor Satisfaction

Community Foundation Receives National Recognition for Donor Satisfaction

The Community Foundation is honored to be featured in a new report released by the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) as one of the top community foundations in the nation for donor satisfaction. The report, What Donors Value: How Community Foundations Can Increase Donor Satisfaction, Referrals, and Future Giving, comes as we celebrate the 100th…

Chris Nanni

Community Foundation Names New President and CEO

The Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham is pleased to announce that Christopher Nanni has been named the Foundation’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Nanni, a veteran leader and passionate community advocate, comes to the Foundation with 25 years of significant philanthropic experience. He was most recently Vice President, Program for…

Bright Lights for the Big City

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, REV Birmingham and the City of Birmingham are pleased to announce funding has been secured for future downtown lighting projects – including 20th, 19th and 14th Street Underpasses. Each of the new light-art installations will have their own unique identity. They are scheduled to come online in early 2014….