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LGBTQ FUND OPENS FOURTH ANNUAL GRANT OPPORTUNITY

LGBTQ FUND OPENS FOURTH ANNUAL GRANT OPPORTUNITY

The LGBTQ Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham opened its fourth annual grant cycle on Thursday February 28 with proposals due midnight the evening of April 5, 2019. The 2019 LGBTQ Fund Grants will be awarded to organizations in Central Alabama that serve the LGBTQ community and their allies, or seek to expand…

East Alabama Tornado Relief Efforts

The tornadoes that swept through east Alabama on March 3 took the lives of at least 22 people and caused wide-spread damage in Lee County. We have been in touch with several agencies who are working in the area to determine both short- and long-term needs. Here are some ways you can help with relief…

2019 CROMWELL TRUST SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE – CALLING ALL PERFORMING ARTISTS

2019 CROMWELL TRUST SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE – CALLING ALL PERFORMING ARTISTS

The Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2019 Cromwell Trust Scholarship application period is now open.  Applications are due Thursday, March 14th, 2019. This scholarship is open to those involved in creativity, no matter their age. There is a preference given for applicants from the service area of the Community Foundation of Greater…

Grant Cycle Opens January 18, 2019

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…

Community Foundation Awards $1.27 Million in Grants

Community Foundation Awards $1.27 Million in Grants

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced $1,276,000 in grants to 35 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 programs ranging from a neighborhood revitalization program in Five Points West to a…

Dave Gray

Community Foundation Names New Chair and Board Members

Dave Gray 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 Myla Calhoun, Daniel Coleman and Cathy Wright are joining the board with terms starting in 2019. Dave Gray is a board member and former…

Ideas for Giving This Holiday Season

Ideas for Giving This Holiday Season

We work with numerous financial professionals around town who use their expertise to help their clients Do Good Better. The Community Foundation is just one tool in their toolbox for helping local families and businesses achieve—and exceed–their charitable goals. Longtime Community Foundation partner Stewart Welch, founder of the Welch Group, has thoughtfully summarized some of the…

Scholarship Opportunities For 2019 School Year

The Community Foundation is pleased to announce that applications for the 2019 Community Foundation Scholarship opens today, Friday, November 30th.  Applications will be due Thursday, February 14, 2019. The Community Foundation Scholarship is open to all Birmingham City Schools seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA and 21 ACT score.  The scholarship is for $2,000,…

Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts

HURRICANE MICHAEL UPDATE: Two of our sister community foundations in the areas affected by Hurricane Michael have set up funds directed toward long term recovery.   The Community Foundation of Northwest Florida (serves four of the sixteen counties declared as disaster communities): Disaster Relief Fund to support Hurricane Michael The Community Foundation of North Florida…

Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts

Hurricane Florence has had a serious impact in many communities across the eastern United States. In times of crisis, our fellow Community Foundations in the affected areas are trusted partners in helping ensure short and long term recovery efforts are carried out and funded. Here are some ways to help with relief and recovery through…