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New Bill Would Protect Borrowers From Toxic Loans

New Bill Would Protect Borrowers From Toxic Loans

SB284, a bill that has just been filed in the legislature, would go a long way toward protecting Alabama borrowers from unaffordable high interest rates on small dollar loans. This bill, co-sponsored by Senator Arthur Orr and Senator Rodger Smitherman, addresses three areas of reform: payday loans, title loans and other small loans. It creates…

Remy Fund Opens Seventh Annual Grant Cycle for Animal Related Nonprofits

Remy Fund grants support nonprofit organizations that work with traditional companion animals such as dogs, cats and horses. Grant applications for rescue/shelter programs, spay/neuter programs, animal assisted therapy programs, education and advocacy programs and service dog programs will be considered. Designated 501(c)3 organizations that serve Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount and Walker are eligible to…

Mr. Nanni Goes To Washington

Community Foundation CEO, Chris Nanni, recently joined 200 nonprofit leaders in a whirlwind day of meetings on Capitol Hill. The “100 Years of Giving Fly-In,” hosted by the Charitable Giving Coalition, served as a kick-off event to implore lawmakers to recognize the value of charitable giving and the incentives that encourage Americans to contribute more…

Giving With Grace

Giving With Grace

Rescuing food may not require a superhero like Batman with his Batmobile but it does help if you have a really big truck. What is rescued food? It’s the food that community volunteers pick up, right before it finds itself in the dumpster, behind local stores in our community. It’s the food that is close…

Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham Promotes Three Key Leaders

The Community Foundation is pleased to announce the promotion of three key leaders: Terri Epting to Chief Financial Officer, Gus Heard-Hughes to Vice President of Programs and Lora Terry to Vice President of Philanthropic Services. Terri Epting was named Chief Financial Officer in December and has been with the Foundation since 2015. She has more…

UABTeach sees continued growth, looks to keep momentum

UABTeach sees continued growth, looks to keep momentum

In the spring of 2015, the Community Foundation awarded a grant to the University of Alabama at Birmingham to support UABTeach. UABTeach is an innovative program that lets undergraduate students majoring in math or science receive both their subject matter degree and full teaching certification in four years at no extra time or cost. The…

Grant Cycle Opens January 27, 2017

Grant Cycle Opens January 27, 2017

If you are a non-profit organization that serves our five-county area (Jefferson, St. Clair, Blount, Shelby, and Walker), then you have an opportunity coming up soon to join with the Community Foundation as we work together to achieve results for our community! Our next available grant round is Cycle 1, with Brief Proposals due by…

Ruffner Page

Community Foundation Names New Chair and Board Members

Ruffner Page has been named chair of the board of directors of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, the state’s oldest and largest community foundation. The Community Foundation also announced that Judge William ‘Bill’ Hereford and Susan Matlock are joining the board with terms starting in 2017. Ruffner Page has served as President of McWane,…

Community Foundation awards $1.25 million in grants

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced $1,254,000 in grants to 32 area nonprofits that focus on improving economic security and further developing sustainable, livable communities in Jefferson, Blount, Shelby, St. Clair and Walker counties. These grants support a collection of innovative initiatives ranging from developing an app to make it easier for small…

Scholarship Opportunities For 2017 – 2018 School Year

Thanks to generous donors who want to offer a helping hand, the Community Foundation is announcing the 2017-2018 school year scholarship opportunities are now available for applications. For the 2016 school year, $180,875 was awarded to benefit 64 students.  This makes more than $4.4 million total over the years to help young men and women move ahead in…