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Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts

Hurricane Florence has had a serious impact in many communities across the eastern United States. In times of crisis, our fellow Community Foundations in the affected areas are trusted partners in helping ensure short and long term recovery efforts are carried out and funded. Here are some ways to help with relief and recovery through…

Driving Prevention Through Intervention

Driving Prevention Through Intervention

In 2015 there were more than 60,000 calls for Birmingham Fire and Rescue emergency services. Of those calls, 20% were from the same 1,948 people – that means less than 1% of the city’s residents accounted for 20% of emergency calls. To address this problem Birmingham Fire and Rescue launched C.A.R.E.S. (Community Assistance, Referrals and…

Remy Fund Announces $50,000 in 2018 Grants for Companion Animals

Remy Fund Announces $50,000 in 2018 Grants for Companion Animals

The Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services has announced $50,000 in grants  to 11 companion animal (dogs, cats and horses) nonprofits serving  Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount and Walker counties. Since 2010, the Remy Fund has provided over $280,000 to support diverse animal organizations in our community. Organizations receiving funds this year: Shelby Humane…

Grant Cycle opens July 20, 2018

Grant Cycle opens July 20, 2018

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 to join with the Community Foundation as we work together to achieve results for our community! Our next available grant round is Cycle 2, which will open for brief proposals on Friday, July 20, 2018. To be considered for…

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AWARDS $1.2 MILLION IN GRANTS

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AWARDS $1.2 MILLION IN GRANTS

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced $1,203,000 in grants to 32 area nonprofits that focus on two Results: “Children are successful along the education pipeline” and “People can lead healthy lives.”  The Community Foundation supports programs and initiatives through discretionary funds entrusted to the foundation by generations of donors. This is the ninth year…

Hawaii Island Volcano Relief Efforts

The Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF), together with Anderson-Beck Fund, Jack’s Fund and the Darrin & Darien Gee Family Fund, have established the Hawaii Island Volcano Recovery Fund to assist with recovery efforts in support of Hawai‘i Island communities affected by the Kilauea volcano eruption. The Foundation will work with nonprofits throughout the area to distribute…

Make Your Voice Count Shelby County

“I hope you will be able to participate in an important conversation for all residents in Shelby County. The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has partnered with us and many other entities in our region to improve the quality of life for all residents in Shelby County. On April 3rd they are convening a community…

REMY FUND OPENS ANNUAL GRANT CYCLE FOR ANIMAL RELATED NONPROFITS

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 will be considered. Designated 501(c)3 organizations that serve Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount and Walker are eligible to…

Grant Cycle Opens January 19, 2018

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, with Brief Proposals due by…

Hurricane Relief Efforts Update

Our staff members recently participated on a call with the Council on Foundations and representatives of other Community Foundations from Puerto Rico, St. Croix, and US Virgin Islands and FEMA. We received an in-depth update on current status of rescue and recovery needs identified by FEMA and foundations on the ground. Here are highlights: Dr….