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What if we could dramatically cut the number of homicides in Birmingham?

Posted in Comeback Town, January 11, 2016   If you could prevent people from killing others, would you do something about it? This is the question that the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham asked itself in 2014. The Foundation encountered a strategy being implemented around the country with dramatic results:  reducing homicides by up to 40%…

Stewart Dansby

Community Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, the state’s oldest and largest community foundation announced that Stewart Dansby, Dave Gray and General Charles Krulak are joining the Board of Directors. Stewart Dansby has worked in the urban planning division of a Birmingham architectural firm, two years in Detroit with an investment counseling firm, and five years…

Coosa Riverkeeper Swim Guide Program

Community Foundation Awards $1.2 Million in Grants

Donors support grants focusing on two Results for the region: Communities are Sustainable, Livable & Vibrant and Individuals and families are economically secure.   The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced $1,201,000 in grants to 29 area nonprofits that focus on improving economic security and further developing sustainable, livable communities in Jefferson, Blount, Shelby,…

Birmingham Audubon Society Brings New Attraction to Birmingham Parks

Birmingham Audubon Society Brings New Attraction to Birmingham Parks

For everyone who enjoys a stroll around Railroad Park, basking in the sun and enjoying the birds chirping, now you will be able to tell if that’s an American Kestrel or a Yellow-Rumped Warbler sitting in the tree. With the help of Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, the Birmingham Audubon Society has designed signage that…

Birmingham Hospitals Join Forces for Breast Cancer

Birmingham Hospitals Join Forces for Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Survivorship Community Report Released On the eve of Breast Cancer Awareness Month the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham released a comprehensive report on breast cancer survivorship services in the area. In 2015, there were an estimated 3 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. As early detection and treatment options improve for…

Recent Grant Spurs Development of Mother's Milk Bank

Recent Grant Spurs Development of Mother’s Milk Bank

Mothers’ Milk Bank of Alabama Expands Reach with Opening of a New Pasteurization Lab This spring, the Community Foundation provided a grant to the Community Food Bank to develop the Mothers’ Milk Bank of Alabama . This week the milk bank opened its doors for a ribbon cutting and reception to celebrate the new pasteurization lab…

Summer Adventures in Learning Grant Cycle Opens

Summer Adventures in Learning Grant Cycle Opens

The 2016 Summer Adventures in Learning (SAIL) grant cycle opens Tuesday, September 1, 2015. The SAIL Partnership focuses on summer programs where students can explore new interests and skills and gain the support they need to prevent summer learning loss. Through this important partnership, funders commit to using a joint application process for nonprofit organizations seeking…

Remy Fund awards $39,000 to animal related nonprofits

The Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services announced a record $39,000 in grants awarded to 12 companion animal (dogs, cats and horses) focused non-profit organizations serving Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair and Walker counties. This is the largest amount of grants awarded to date by the fund. In the past five years the fund…

Grant Cycle Opens July 26, 2015

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 2, which will open for brief proposals on July 26, 2015. To be…

Community Foundation Awards $1.25 Million in Grants

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced $1,258,000 in grants to 30 area nonprofits that focus on two Results: “Children are successful along the education pipeline” and “People can lead healthy lives.”  The Community Foundation supports programs and initiatives through discretionary funds entrusted to the foundation by generations of donors. “I am proud of…