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Ideas for Giving This Holiday Season

Ideas for Giving This Holiday Season

We work with numerous financial professionals around town who use their expertise to help their clients Do Good Better. The Community Foundation is just one tool in their toolbox for helping local families and businesses achieve—and exceed–their charitable goals. Longtime Community Foundation partner Stewart Welch, founder of the Welch Group, has thoughtfully summarized some of the…

Scholarship Opportunities For 2019 School Year

The Community Foundation is pleased to announce that applications for the 2019 Community Foundation Scholarship opens today, Friday, November 30th.  Applications will be due Thursday, February 14, 2019. The Community Foundation Scholarship is open to all Birmingham City Schools seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA and 21 ACT score.  The scholarship is for $2,000,…

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…