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
Grants and Greenspaces - Giving Together Spring 2023
Donors’ heads tracked the moderator as she jumped along in front of the windows looking out at the Birmingham Zoo. Camille Spratling held attention while she reiterated a point made by the panelists about the maintenance of green spaces. The room at the zoo held donors, Community Foundation staff, and panelists from local parks and governance who gathered on May 9th to celebrate the Community Foundation’s Spring Giving Together with a discussion about the importance of green space in the Birmingham community.
Community Foundation Awards $1.36 Million in Grants
The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has awarded $1,362,000 in grants to 47 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.
A Trek Through Titusville
This past Thursday, April 20th, strawberry bushes at the Bush Hill Community Garden and Urban Farm produced their first few tentative fruits as the Community Foundation’s bus-full of donors, staff, and volunteers discussed community initiatives to revitalize the area. Neighborhood revitalization and spring share many characteristics: renewal, growth, and reconnection. So, to get a closer look at the organizations restoring and growing the Western Birmingham neighborhoods, we hopped on a bus for our second annual bus tour, A Trek through Titusville.
LGBTQ Fund Grant Cycle is Now Open
The LGBTQ Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham is thrilled to announce the release of its Request for Proposal (RFP), launching the 2023 Grant Cycle. Grant applications are due online by midnight the evening of Friday, May 15, 2023.