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Grant Cycle Opens January 19, 2018

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 $1.34 Million in Grants

Community Foundation Awards $1.34 Million in Grants

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced $1,344,600 in grants to 36 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 the creation of CO.SHOP, a shared retail opportunity for CO.STARTERS…

Brian Hamilton

Community Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

The Community Foundation is please to announce that Brian Hamilton, Edgar Marx, Lissa Tyson and Jared Weinstein are joining the Board of Directors with terms starting in 2018. Brian Hamilton is president and CEO of Trillion Communications Corp., a national Tier 1 supplier of Telco infrastructure products and services in the connectivity industry. Prior to Trillion,…

Giving Together Grant Brings Young Talent to Birmingham

Giving Together Grant Brings Young Talent to Birmingham

A “community of builders with integrity”, Venture for America (VFA) creates economic opportunity in American cities by mobilizing the next generation of entrepreneurs and equipping them with the skills and resources they need to create jobs. Through a two-year fellowship program, recent college graduates learn important startup skills at a five-week Training Camp, apply for…

Give Smart

With smart giving in 2017, you can increase your capacity for giving in 2018 and beyond. 2017 has provided no shortage of opportunities for sharing what we have to meet the needs of those devastated by earthquakes, hurricanes and man-made cataclysms.  Unfortunately disasters and tragic events are perennial aspects of human society, and so we…

Hurricane Relief Efforts Update

Our staff members recently participated on a call with the Council on Foundations and representatives of other Community Foundations from Puerto Rico, St. Croix, and US Virgin Islands and FEMA. We received an in-depth update on current status of rescue and recovery needs identified by FEMA and foundations on the ground. Here are highlights: Dr….

Women's Breast Health Fund Launches New Website

Women’s Breast Health Fund Launches New Website

The Women’s Breast Health Fund (WBHF), a field of interest fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, was established by a group of donors who believed that quality breast cancer survivorship is a right for all women who have faced the disease as well as their loved ones. On the evening of September 28,…

LGBTQ Fund Provides Grants to Local Organizations

LGBTQ Fund Provides Grants to Local Organizations

The LGBTQ Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham announced six grants totaling more than $20,000 awarded to area nonprofits at the 2017 LGBTQ Grantee Awards luncheon held on September 28 at The Club. This is the second year that the fund has provided grants in the community; in 2016 they granted $10,000 to four area…

Aid for Puerto Rico

The 2017 hurricane season has had a devastating impact on Puerto Rico and many other communities. Here are some ways to help with relief and recovery.  We are in touch with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and other foundations and will update this list as needed.   Miami Foundation The Hurricane Relief Fund at The Miami Foundation will support…

Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts

Hurricane Irma has had a serious impact in many communities. Here are some ways to help with relief and recovery.  We are in touch with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and other foundations and will update this list as needed. Community Foundation of the Florida Keys has established the My Key West Emergency Relief Fund to provide…