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 tornado that ripped through Fultondale and Center Point late Monday night had a serious impact on those communities. Here are some ways that you can help with immediate and long-term relief and recovery efforts. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this list as needed.
Cathy Wright has been named chair of the board of directors of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, the state’s oldest and largest community foundation. The Community Foundation also announced that Nancy Goedecke and Vivian Mora are joining the board with terms starting in 2021.
The Community Foundation has announced $1,197 in grants to 68 area nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. In October, the Foundation opened Phase Three of its COVID Response and Relief grant cycle. The grants, which were awarded this week, were made in two categories: $654,000 to 35 organizations for programs and services to meet critical needs related to the COVID-19 crisis and $543,000 to 33 organizations for operation support to help nonprofits bridge the impacts of the crisis.
This week, the Community Foundation announced the second round of Phase Two COVID response, awarding $411,000 in grants to 27 organizations. Since the pandemic began in March, the Foundation has awarded more than $2.5 million in grants to support organizations that assist the most vulnerable residents of the region whose lifelines to food, shelter, medicine and employment are at risk due to the pandemic.