nonprofits

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…

Job Opening: Marketing and Communications Intern

Description of work: The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham is seeking a smart, creative and analytic marketing and communications intern who is capable and willing to complete a number of writing, organizational and online media tasks.  The intern will assist the Director of Marketing & Communications with execution of the marketing/public relations objectives in accordance…

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…

Remy Fund Provides Grants for Companion Animal Organizations

The Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services announced a record $35,000 in grants awarded to nine companion animal (dogs, cats and horses) focused non-profit organizations serving Jefferson, Shelby and Walker counties. In the past four years the fund has granted more than $100,000 to local animal agencies. Organizations receiving funds this year: MomaKat Rescue,…