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Remy Fund awards $39,000 to animal related nonprofits

The Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services announced a record $39,000 in grants awarded to 12 companion animal (dogs, cats and horses) focused non-profit organizations serving Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair and Walker counties. This is the largest amount of grants awarded to date by the fund. In the past five years the fund…

Community Foundation Awards $1.25 Million in Grants

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced $1,258,000 in grants to 30 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. “I am proud of…

Giving History

Giving History

Meeting Sol Kimerling for the first time is like meeting the funniest, most engaging, best friend you always wanted. We had the opportunity to spend the morning with Sol a few weeks ago, ostensibly to talk about why he chose to have a donor advised fund at the Community Foundation. We ended up being entranced…

Nepal Earthquake Relief

Nepal Earthquake Relief

On April 25, 2015, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal about 50 miles from the nation’s capital and largest city, Kathmandu. The quake destroyed buildings, killing and injuring thousands and the number of causalities is expected to rise as rescue teams reach remote villages. Meanwhile, people are dealing with shortages of food and water while being forced…

New RFP for Childhood Nutrition

New RFP for Childhood Nutrition

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham (CFGB) and United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA) are pleased to announce the release of a jointly issued Request for Proposal opportunity to further their respective goals around improving community health, coordinating existing resources for strategic impact, and demonstrating successful alignment of their organizational missions. BUILDING STRONGER SYSTEMS TO…

Birmingham Audubon Society Announces New Program Director

Birmingham Audubon Society Announces New Program Director

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham is thrilled to congratulate the Birmingham Audubon Society as they welcome Dr. Andy Coleman, Ph. D. into a new permanent position as Program Director. Dr. Coleman, a former Walter F. Coxe Research Grant recipient, brings to the organization his experience and infectious enthusiasm. The grant which he received while…

Remy Fund Provides Grants for Companion Animal Organizations

The Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services announced a record $35,000 in grants awarded to nine companion animal (dogs, cats and horses) focused non-profit organizations serving Jefferson, Shelby and Walker counties. In the past four years the fund has granted more than $100,000 to local animal agencies. Organizations receiving funds this year: MomaKat Rescue,…

The Gift of Gardening Helps Breast Cancer Survivors

The Gift of Gardening Helps Breast Cancer Survivors

Results from UAB’s pilot Harvest for Health study are in and findings show the benefits of gardening do help breast cancer survivors improve their lives. The pilot study, funded by a grant from the Women’s Breast Health Fund of the Community Foundation, partnered master gardeners with breast cancer survivors and provided the tools and seedlings…

Community Foundation awards more than $1.4 million in grants

Community Foundation awards more than $1.4 million in grants

Donors support grants focusing on two Results for region: Children are successful along the education pipeline & People can lead healthy lives The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced $1,499,000 in grants to 23 area nonprofits that focus on two Results: “Children are successful along the education pipeline” and “People can lead healthy lives.”…