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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…

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.”…

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…

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…