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With smart giving in 2017, you can increase your capacity for giving in 2018 and beyond. 2017 has provided no shortage of opportunities for sharing what we have to meet the needs of those devastated by earthquakes, hurricanes and man-made cataclysms.  Unfortunately disasters and tragic events are perennial aspects of human society, and so we…

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BikeShare in Birmingham

REV, the City of Birmingham, and the Regional Planning Commission of Birmingham have partnered to launch a local BikeShare program, the first electric-assist system in North America, in the Fall of 2015. The system will include 400 bikes and 40 docking kiosks deployed in the City Center. Riders will be able to check out bikes…

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Spring Lyric Theatre Construction Update

Spring Lyric Theatre Construction Update

We are excited to be to able update all our donors and community partners on one of Birmingham’s biggest projects! Thanks to Tom Cosby we were fortunate to get a sneak peek of the progress being made inside the oldest existing Birmingham theatre, the Lyric! Cleaning and restoring of Harry Hawkins mural, “Allegory of the Muses,”…

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…

Remy Fund Opens Fifth Annual Grant Cycle for Animal Related Nonprofits

The Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services is now accepting grant proposals for the 2015 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…

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…