COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AWARDS $1.2 MILLION IN GRANTS

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced $1,203,000 in grants to 32 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.

This is the ninth year of competitive grantmaking using the Community Foundation’s Results Framework, which focuses on grants in line with four key strategies. The grants for Cycle 1 of 2018 focus on two parts of our four-part Results Framework: $550,000 to increase high quality early learning opportunities from birth through fifth grade and increase career and college readiness; and $653,000 to improve nutrition and healthy food access as well as access to care for vulnerable populations.

The Community Foundation unites the power of philanthropy with innovative strategies and connects people from all walks of life to understand community issues and create opportunities for positive, lasting change and improve the life of our region. We have served as permanent, charitable endowment for Jefferson, Blount, Shelby, St. Clair and Walker counties since 1959. The foundation awards grants to non-profits throughout the area from donor-advised funds as well as through a biannual competitive grant process. Through grantmaking, convening and leading, the Community Foundation serves as a vehicle to ignite passion for transformational change in the Greater Birmingham area.

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