When Community Foundation donors join forces through the Giving Together program, they leverage their ability to drive positive change in greater Birmingham.
From January through August 2011, donors have used Advised Funds to add almost $600,000 to support Community Foundation initiatives and grants. Some of the support comes in partnership with annual grants through our Results Framework, as donors choose to support proposals that match their interests. Other support comes in the form of grants to Community Funds and to general operations, strengthening the opportunities for continued leadership by the Community Foundation.
Donors also partnered with the Community Foundation in response to the devastating tornadoes that hit Alabama in April of 2011, providing more than $300,000 for local and statewide efforts, including support for front-line agencies such as Red Cross and the Salvation Army.