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About Us

Connecting the Past to the Future

In 1959 several prominent community leaders, who were also generous givers, came together to create a public endowment that would benefit the community for generations to come. These visionary leaders wanted to make sure that our five-county area always had significant resources to reach out to those in need and to seize opportunities to make life better.

In the 56 years since, the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has connected philanthropists, nonprofits and engaged leaders to build a stronger more vibrant future for our community.


The mission of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham is to drive positive change in our community through leadership and philanthropy.


To connect people from all walks of life to understand community issues and create opportunities for positive, lasting change and improve the life of our region.

Our Communities

The primary community that we serve is the region around Birmingham, Alabama including Blount, Jefferson, St. Clair, Shelby and Walker counties.


The Community Foundation has made a lasting impact throughout the Greater Birmingham Area. To learn more, watch our new video: