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Job Opening: Director of Gift Planning

Director of Gift Planning Full-time position The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham (CFGB) seeks a Director of Gift Planning as part of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for cultivating new donor relationships and for the ongoing engagement of existing donors as critical partners in impacting the greater Birmingham area.  The Community Foundation serves Jefferson, Blount, Shelby,…

2019 CROMWELL TRUST SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE – CALLING ALL PERFORMING ARTISTS

2019 CROMWELL TRUST SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE – CALLING ALL PERFORMING ARTISTS

The Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2019 Cromwell Trust Scholarship application period is now open.  Applications are due Thursday, March 14th, 2019. This scholarship is open to those involved in creativity, no matter their age. There is a preference given for applicants from the service area of the Community Foundation of Greater…

Grant Cycle Opens January 18, 2019

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…

Community Foundation Awards $1.27 Million in Grants

Community Foundation Awards $1.27 Million in Grants

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced $1,276,000 in grants to 35 area nonprofits that focus on improving economic security and further developing sustainable, livable communities in Jefferson, Blount, Shelby, St. Clair and Walker counties. These grants support a collection of programs ranging from a neighborhood revitalization program in Five Points West to a…

Dave Gray

Community Foundation Names New Chair and Board Members

Dave Gray has been named chair of the board of directors of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, the state’s oldest and largest community foundation. The Community Foundation also announced that Myla Calhoun, Daniel Coleman and Cathy Wright are joining the board with terms starting in 2019. Dave Gray is a board member and former…

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…