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Grant Cycle Opens July 26, 2015

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 2, which will open for brief proposals on July 26, 2015. To be…

Payday Lending Update

Payday Lending Update

Community Foundation’s Payday Lending Alternative In partnership with our donors, the Community Foundation approved a $25,000 grant in 2014 to pilot a lending alternative to a payday loan. The grant served as a loan loss reserve to enable the credit union to lend greater dollars without the risk of bad loans. The new product will launch this spring,…

From Armory to Library

From Armory to Library

Picture a 14,000 square foot facility that offers citizens cutting-edge technology access, displays of local art, community meeting spaces, comfortable reading areas, a coffee shop, a well-stocked used book store and other amenities. The Regional Library and Arts Center is a project of the Jefferson-Blount Public Library Foundation. The Jefferson-Blount Public Library Foundation, formed in…

Koko McCall and General Krulak

Birmingham Southern Launches Digital Classroom

On February 9, 2015, Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) launched its second digital classroom, a partnership with Locust Fork High School. BSC received a $120,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham to design and build two blended learning classrooms, one on campus and one at the high school in Blount County. The classrooms—which are modeled after a…

Grant Cycle opens January 26

  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 26,…

Senate Passes Tax Extenders Bill

On December 16 the Senate passed a one-year tax extenders package. The IRA rollover is included in this package, but the rollover will only be extended through the end of this year (2014), and it will expire again on December 31. The language is the same as in previous years in that you may not make a…

Yolanda Sullivan named CEO of YWCA of Central Alabama

Yolanda Sullivan, a member of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham Board of Directors, has been named CEO of the YWCA of Central Alabama. She has led the agency on an interim basis since January. Sullivan, who had a 30-year career with Vulcan Materials before taking over at the YWCA, became the eighth woman to serve…

Community Foundation awards $1.4 million in grants

Donors support grants focusing on two Results for region Communities are Sustainable, Livable & Vibrant and Individuals and families are economically secure. The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced $1,431,000 in grants to 27 area nonprofits that focus on improving economic security and further developing sustainable, livable communities in Jefferson, Blount, Shelby, St. Clair…