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 weather is getting colder, the holidays are approaching, and you may be starting to think about year-end giving. While we are so grateful every day for all of you who partner with us to support our community, we especially make a point during this time of year to reflect on our deep gratitude for your generosity. Our region is so much stronger as a direct result of grants from your Donor Advised Funds, gifts to the Community Foundation, and the countless ways in which you have given back. As you think about your year-end charitable giving, particularly in a year that has seen volatile economic conditions, here are a few reminders:
Bruce Denson says his only regret with starting a Donor Advised Fund with the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham is he wishes he had done it sooner.
The LGBTQ Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham announced a record $67,00 in grants awarded to 13 area nonprofits. Since 2016, the LGBTQ Fund has provided more than $260,000 to support programs in Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount, and Walker counties. This year the fund awarded grants that focused on:
The Community Foundation’s Giving Together program invites you to the grantmaking table to co-invest with the Community Impact Fund as part of our community grantmaking process. Through the Giving Together process, you learn about exciting and innovative funding opportunities and can support creative programs and start-up nonprofits that are meeting critical local needs.