The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham was built on, and continues to thrive on, the idea that together, we have the power to create transformational change. We work every day to take on the fundamental issues that challenge the growth and success of the people in our communities, supporting those in need in our five-county region and supporting those who support others.

The Community Foundation was founded in 1959 by a group of generous, dedicated leaders, and though the issues facing our community change over time, our commitment remains the same. We are here to empower people, ignite passion and pursue our vision of a brighter future and a Greater Birmingham.

The primary community that we serve is the region around Birmingham, Alabama including Blount, Jefferson, St. Clair, Shelby and Walker counties.

Our Vision

A just, prosperous and unified region where every person is empowered to reach their full potential

Our Mission

To ignite passion for transformational change

Our Core Values


Check out our Strategic Plan

Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham

Board of Directors

The Community Foundation is governed by a board of directors, all recognized leaders from the greater Birmingham area. Board members are selected because they have demonstrated a personal involvement in civic affairs and a high level of commitment and philanthropic leadership in our community.

Board Login
  • Dave Gray

    (Chair) Biso Collective

  • Greg Butrus

    Balch & Bingham, LLP

  • Myla Calhoun

    Alabama Power Foundation

  • Daniel Coleman

    Birmingham-Southern College

  • Stewart Dansby

    Community Service

  • Brian Hamilton

    Trillion Communications

  • Judge William Hereford

    Senior Circuit Judge, Retired

  • Charles Krulak

    Birmingham-Southern College, Retired

  • Michael Luce

    Harbert Management

  • Edgar Marx Jr.

    Marx Brothers

  • Susan Matlock

    Innovation Depot, Retired

  • Ruffner Page Jr

    McWane, Inc.

  • Sanjay Singh Ph.D.

    Bimal LLC

  • Lissa Tyson

    Community Service

  • Ray Watts M.D.


  • Jared Weinstein

    Thrive Capital

  • Lloyd Wilson

    Lloyd R. Wilson and Associates

  • Dee Woodham

    Spring Creek Investments

  • Cathy Wright

    Community Service