November is a special month for giving thanks. That makes this also a great time to remember the work of nonprofits across Alabama, as Gov. Robert Bentley did in making sure that Alabama was part of the national Nonprofit Awareness Month.
Even better, this week is Community Foundation Week across the nation, giving us an excuse to celebrate the great work we do together, community foundations and nonprofit organizations across the state.
As Bentley’s proclamation says, every person in Alabama benefits from almost 21,000 nonprofit organizations in Alabama do to strengthen “our social fabric, public policy, culture, sense of community, and future.”
Nonprofits — including community foundations — employ more than 227,000 Alabamians, pay $9.7 billion in annual wages and generate $12.4 billion in annual revenues, according to statistics from the Alabama Association of Nonprofits. And community foundations across our nation work side-by-side with front-line nonprofits to gain the results we all want for our communities.
Join us with a gift to your favorite nonprofit, to the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham or by making sure to include your favorite local charity in your will. Just as nonprofits matter, so do you and your support!