Please join us Thursday, November 4th at noon for Woven Together: Regional Cooperation. The program will feature Steve Ammons, Jefferson County Commissioner, Buddy Choat, Mayor of Trussville and president of the Jefferson County Mayors Association and members of the Jefferson County Councilors Roundtable Jennifer Andress, Homewood and Jesse Matthews, Bessemer.
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
In February 2019, the Jefferson County Board of Health (JCBH) and the United States filed a complaint against Drummond Company, Inc. alleging violations of the federal Clean Air Act at the ABC Coke facility in Tarrant. The Jefferson County Board of Health, United States, and Drummond agreed to a settlement of all of the U.S. and JCBH claims against Drummond; this included a civil penalty paid to the JCBH in the amount of $387,500. On March 10, JCBH approved a transfer of $387,500 for the Jefferson County Public Health Advised Fund of The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham. The funds established the ABC Coke Fund to be used for grants that benefit the public health of the City of Tarrant, the North Birmingham community, and Birmingham’s Inglenook neighborhood.
The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has awarded $1,155,000 in grants to six Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs) and other community-based lenders in the region. These grants are intended to increase the lenders ability to offer more patient, flexible capital that is targeted to the needs of small business owners, with a particular focus on Black-owned businesses. In addition, they will provide resources for in-depth technical assistance and support.
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: