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.
Hearts of Wheels
$30,000 to support the Car Ownership and Mentoring Program that empowers economically disadvantaged youth by providing participants with a car and with car safety, maintenance, and ownership courses.
Cahaba River Society
$50,000 to expand river restoration impact, combat litter and invasive species, create internship opportunities, engage community volunteers, and advance equity and inclusion in CRS’ work and outreach.
Fruit of Eden
$6,000 to support a program targeting COVID-related learning loss focusing on reading comprehension, math, technology, art, and life skills to elementary and middle school students.
News & Updates
The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has awarded $1,386,000 in grants to 51 area nonprofits serving Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, and Walker counties. These grants are focused on the five priorities identified in our strategic plan: Thriving Communities, Regional Cooperation, Overcoming Persistent Poverty, Equity and Inclusion, and Economic Opportunity for All..
The 2022 Remy Fund for Pets and Animals Grant application period opens March 15, 2022. Applications are due by midnight, Saturday, April 30, 2022.
After months of tension, Russia invaded Ukraine on Thursday, February 24. Attacks of war have put millions of civilians at risk. Many have volunteered to fight or been caught in the crossfire, with refugees escaping to neighboring countries. Ukrainians desperately need emergency aid.