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14th Street Pedestrian Walkway

Birmingham Lights Up

In December, the Community Foundation announced that it would once again partner with REV Birmingham to complete the work it started with the 18th Street light-art installation. This Spring, the Community Catalyst Fund provided a grant for permanent light-art installations in the three remaining underpasses at 14th, 19th and 20th streets. The Community Foundation and…

Railroad Park Receives Another Award

Railroad Park Receives Another Award

  Once again, Railroad Park is receiving recognition as one of the best green spaces in the nation. The American Horticultural Society is honoring the park this spring with the 2014 Urban Beautification Award. This award is given to an individual, institution, or company for significant contributions to urban horticulture and the beautification of American…

18th Street LightRails installation

A Positive Disruption in Birmingham: New Birmingham Lights Installation

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham and REV Birmingham will unveil Birmingham Lights: Positive Disruption on Friday, March 28 in conjunction with the highly-anticipated exhibition game between the Birmingham Barons and Chicago White Sox at Regions Field. The 14th Street lighting installation marks the second of four permanent light art projects to be installed under…

Remy Fund Opens Fourth Annual Grant Cycle for Animal Related Nonprofits

Remy Fund Opens Fourth Annual Grant Cycle for Animal Related Nonprofits

The Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services is now accepting grant proposals for the 2014 grant cycle. 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…

Civil Rights Trail Ribbon Cutting on March 8

Civil Rights Trail Ribbon Cutting on March 8

Civil Rights Trail Extension Expands Red Rock Ridge and Valley Trail System Join our own Gus Heard-Hughes, the Freshwater Land Trust and the Red Rock Ridge and Valley Trail System as they host a ribbon cutting ceremony with the City of Birmingham to unveil an extension of the Civil Rights Trail from downtown Birmingham and includes…

Chris Nanni

Community Foundation Names New President and CEO

The Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham is pleased to announce that Christopher Nanni has been named the Foundation’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Nanni, a veteran leader and passionate community advocate, comes to the Foundation with 25 years of significant philanthropic experience. He was most recently Vice President, Program for…

Tom Crawford presenting the
2013 Award for Excellence Scholarship

Scholarship Opportunities for 2014 – 2015 School Year

Thanks to generous donors who want to offer a helping hand, the Community Foundation is announcing the 2014-2015 school year scholarship opportunities are now available for applications. For the 2013-14 school year, $354,000 was awarded to benefit 120 students, many from Birmingham City Schools. This makes more than $3.8 million total over the years to…

Bright Lights for the Big City

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, REV Birmingham and the City of Birmingham are pleased to announce funding has been secured for future downtown lighting projects – including 20th, 19th and 14th Street Underpasses. Each of the new light-art installations will have their own unique identity. They are scheduled to come online in early 2014….