Igniting passion for transformational change
Change happens when bold leadership meets opportunity. Our Community Foundation is dedicated to addressing our communities’ most challenging issues and providing hope for the future. By bringing together the dedication of community members and the generosity of philanthropic partners, we work to be a center for progress and a catalyst for change.
The Society of St. Andrew
$20,000 COVID response grant to address supply chain gaps and provide 80,000 pounds of supplier-donated food to area food banks and pantries.
YWCA Central Alabama
$20,000: To support operations of Child Development Center and continue implementation of COVID Response guidelines in the facility.
The Modern House Inc.
$25,000 to provide equipment needed to operate the coffee house workforce development program.
News & Updates
The Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services, at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, announced that the endowed fund now exceeds $1,000,000. The Remy Fund was established by Birmingham area philanthropist, Ken Jackson, and is supported by numerous generous donors.
The LGBTQ Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham announced a record $47,800 in grants awarded to 12 area nonprofits. Since 2016, the LGBTQ Fund has provided more than $190,000 to support programs in Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount, and Walker counties. During this grant cycle, the fund elevated proposals that focused on:
The Community Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded $1,524,000 in grants to 63 area nonprofits serving Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair and Walker counties. These are the first grants awarded under the Foundation’s new strategic plan centered on five priorities: Thriving Communities, Regional Cooperation, Overcoming Persistent Poverty, Equity and Inclusion, and Economic Opportunity for All.
On Thursday, March 25th, two tornadoes touched down in the Birmingham area. These tornadoes that were part of a system of severe weather in the state that killed at least five people in Calhoun County caused significant structural damage to many homes and businesses in the communities of Lee Branch, Eagle Point, Greystone and Dunnavant in Shelby County and Clay, Pinson and Trussville in Jefferson County.