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SAIL Partnership awards more than $675,000 in grants

SAIL Partnership awards more than $675,000 in grants

Thanks to SAIL (Summer Adventures in Learning), a partnership of ten area funders, 32 grants totaling more than $675,000 has been awarded to programs that provide summer learning opportunities for children. The nonprofit organizations receiving grants this year include schools, learning centers, camps and churches. The grants are used to support programs that enhance or add…

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…

Tom Crawford presenting the
2013 Award for Excellence Scholarship

Scholarship Opportunities for 2014 – 2015 School Year

Thanks to generous donors who want to offer a helping hand, the Community Foundation is announcing the 2014-2015 school year scholarship opportunities are now available for applications. For the 2013-14 school year, $354,000 was awarded to benefit 120 students, many from Birmingham City Schools. This makes more than $3.8 million total over the years to…

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….

Disruptive Demographics: The Presentation

Thanks to all who joined us on Tuesday, November 19 to hear the dynamic presentation by Dr. Jim Johnson. Dr. Johnson touched on a number of trends that raised our awareness and understanding of the ongoing demographic changes that our country, region, and county are experiencing, and offered ideas for leveraging them into a future…

Disruptive Demographics: Implications for Alabama and the Birmingham Region

“These six disruptive demographic trends highlight the multiple and complex ways the U.S. population is rapidly changing. The U.S. population is far different today in terms of geographical distribution, racial and ethnic composition, age mix, family types, and economic circumstance than it was a decade ago. There is little doubt that these ongoing changes will…

Lynn Rathmell from the CCMP and Cora W.

Keeping Home A Sweet Home For Seniors

For seniors, basic tasks such as cooking, cleaning and paying bills can be difficult. These acts can be even more challenging for those who don’t have family nearby or can’t afford home healthcare services. For some, the need is so great that they are on the verge of failing regularly required HUD inspections and are…

What Your Clients Really Want to Talk About

What Your Clients Really Want to Talk About

A new national study conducted by the U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management and The Philanthropic Initiative uncovers some important facts about high-net-worth individuals, their professional advisors and conversations about philanthropy. Here are out top five takeaways: 1. Discussing philanthropic goals with your clients is a win-win for both sides. Nearly one-third of…

Roth IRA Conversation Prompts Charitable Giving

Roth IRA Conversation Prompts Charitable Giving

When a Birmingham couple recently decided to convert from a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA, they also took the opportunity to offset the income recognition by opening a donor advised fund with the Community Foundation. By donating appreciated stock to establish a fund, this couple achieved their estate planning objectives while also putting structure…