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Mr. Nanni Goes To Washington

Community Foundation CEO, Chris Nanni, recently joined 200 nonprofit leaders in a whirlwind day of meetings on Capitol Hill. The “100 Years of Giving Fly-In,” hosted by the Charitable Giving Coalition, served as a kick-off event to implore lawmakers to recognize the value of charitable giving and the incentives that encourage Americans to contribute more…

Giving With Grace

Giving With Grace

Rescuing food may not require a superhero like Batman with his Batmobile but it does help if you have a really big truck. What is rescued food? It’s the food that community volunteers pick up, right before it finds itself in the dumpster, behind local stores in our community. It’s the food that is close…

UABTeach sees continued growth, looks to keep momentum

UABTeach sees continued growth, looks to keep momentum

In the spring of 2015, the Community Foundation awarded a grant to the University of Alabama at Birmingham to support UABTeach. UABTeach is an innovative program that lets undergraduate students majoring in math or science receive both their subject matter degree and full teaching certification in four years at no extra time or cost. The…

Grant Cycle Opens January 27, 2017

Grant Cycle Opens January 27, 2017

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…

Ruffner Page

Community Foundation Names New Chair and Board Members

Ruffner Page 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 Judge William ‘Bill’ Hereford and Susan Matlock are joining the board with terms starting in 2017. Ruffner Page has served as President of McWane,…

Community Foundation awards $1.25 million in grants

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced $1,254,000 in grants to 32 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 innovative initiatives ranging from developing an app to make it easier for small…

Scholarship Opportunities For 2017 – 2018 School Year

Thanks to generous donors who want to offer a helping hand, the Community Foundation is announcing the 2017-2018 school year scholarship opportunities are now available for applications. For the 2016 school year, $180,875 was awarded to benefit 64 students.  This makes more than $4.4 million total over the years to help young men and women move ahead in…

National Philanthropy Day Awards on November 10

AFP-Alabama Announces 2016 National Philanthropy Day Tickets The Association of Fundraising Professionals – Alabama Chapter (AFP-AL) has a few tickets left for the 2016 National Philanthropy Day (NPD) Awards event on Thursday, November 10 at The Harbert Center beginning at 11:30am.  National Philanthropy Day is an annual awards program that recognizes individuals and organizations whose life-time…

Grant Cycle Opens August 8, 2016

Grant Cycle Opens August 8, 2016

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 August 8, 2016. To be considered for this…

Stewart Dansby

Community Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, the state’s oldest and largest community foundation announced that Stewart Dansby, Dave Gray and General Charles Krulak are joining the Board of Directors. Stewart Dansby has worked in the urban planning division of a Birmingham architectural firm, two years in Detroit with an investment counseling firm, and five years…