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
Remy Fund Grant Cycle is Now Open
The 2032 Remy Fund for Pets and Animals Grant application period is now open. Applications are due by midnight, Sunday, April 30, 2023
Celebrating the new Legacy IRA
Congress passed the much-anticipated, $1.65 trillion-dollar omnibus spending bill known as the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 (“CAA”) on December 23, 2022, followed by President Biden signing the Act into law on December 29, 2022. At more than 4,000 pages, the Act includes a wide range of provisions that impact multiple sectors.
Support for Earthquake Recovery in Turkey and Syria
Turkey and Syria were struck by devastating earthquakes on Feb. 6, the first being a magnitude 7.8 that caused large aftershocks, including a 7.5 magnitude earthquake nine hours after the first earthquake occurred. Although this region is earthquake-prone, this was the most devastating to hit Turkey in over 20 years. Additionally, this region has been experiencing other humanitarian crises, making the long-term recovery and rebuilding all the more challenging. Below are funds that have been set up to direct resources, as well as agencies who are on the ground in the region, providing services and support.
January 12 Tornado Relief and Recovery
The tornado outbreak that ripped through Alabama this week devastated entire communities. We are monitoring the situation and working to compile a list of trusted organization that are responding to the catastrophe. Here are some ways that you can help with immediate and long-term relief and recovery efforts. We will continue to update this list as we get more information.