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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….

Women's Breast Health Fund Launches New Website

Women’s Breast Health Fund Launches New Website

The Women’s Breast Health Fund (WBHF), a field of interest fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, was established by a group of donors who believed that quality breast cancer survivorship is a right for all women who have faced the disease as well as their loved ones. On the evening of September 28,…

Aid for Puerto Rico

The 2017 hurricane season has had a devastating impact on Puerto Rico and many other communities. Here are some ways to help with relief and recovery.  We are in touch with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and other foundations and will update this list as needed.   Miami Foundation The Hurricane Relief Fund at The Miami Foundation will support…

Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts

Hurricane Irma has had a serious impact in many communities. Here are some ways to help with relief and recovery.  We are in touch with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and other foundations and will update this list as needed. Community Foundation of the Florida Keys has established the My Key West Emergency Relief Fund to provide…

Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

The Greater Houston Community Foundation is hosting the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that will accept tax deductible flood relief donations for victims that have been affected by the recent floods. The Foundation will work with nonprofits throughout the area to distribute funds as needed. Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund   Hurricane Harvey has also hit Louisiana’s…

REMY FUND ANNOUNCES 2017 GRANTS FOR COMPANION ANIMAL ORGANIZATIONS

REMY FUND ANNOUNCES 2017 GRANTS FOR COMPANION ANIMAL ORGANIZATIONS

The Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services has announced $50,000 in grants  to 10 companion animal (dogs, cats and horses) nonprofits serving  Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount and Walker counties. Since 2010, the Remy Fund has provided over $235,000 to support diverse animal organizations improving the lives of pets and humans. Organizations receiving funds…

Together We Prosper

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham just released the results of a yearlong research project that highlights opportunities for greater regional cooperation across Jefferson County.The research, conducted by the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, shows the connection between regional cooperation and a metro area’s prosperity. The report also examines how other metro areas in the…

Community Foundation Awards Over $1 Million in Grants

Community Foundation Awards Over $1 Million in Grants

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced 1,063,500 in grants to 33 area nonprofits that focus on two Results: “Children are successful along the education pipeline” and “People can lead healthy lives.” These grants support a collection of innovative initiatives ranging from a teen engineering program to a mobile screening unit to provide eye…

New Bill Would Protect Borrowers From Toxic Loans

New Bill Would Protect Borrowers From Toxic Loans

SB284, a bill that has just been filed in the legislature, would go a long way toward protecting Alabama borrowers from unaffordable high interest rates on small dollar loans. This bill, co-sponsored by Senator Arthur Orr and Senator Rodger Smitherman, addresses three areas of reform: payday loans, title loans and other small loans. It creates…

Remy Fund Opens Seventh 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…