nonprofits

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…

The Gift of Gardening Helps Breast Cancer Survivors

The Gift of Gardening Helps Breast Cancer Survivors

Results from UAB’s pilot Harvest for Health study are in and findings show the benefits of gardening do help breast cancer survivors improve their lives. The pilot study, funded by a grant from the Women’s Breast Health Fund of the Community Foundation, partnered master gardeners with breast cancer survivors and provided the tools and seedlings…

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.”…

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…

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…

$1.2 Million in Grants Awarded in December

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced  a $1.27 million package of grants to 27 area non-profits that aim to improve economic security and further develop sustainable, livable communities in Jefferson, Blount, Shelby, St. Clair and Walker counties. These grants support a collection of innovative initiatives ranging from a pilot program providing an alternative…

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…

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…