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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…

Giving History

Giving History

Meeting Sol Kimerling for the first time is like meeting the funniest, most engaging, best friend you always wanted. We had the opportunity to spend the morning with Sol a few weeks ago, ostensibly to talk about why he chose to have a donor advised fund at the Community Foundation. We ended up being entranced…

Nepal Earthquake Relief

Nepal Earthquake Relief

On April 25, 2015, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal about 50 miles from the nation’s capital and largest city, Kathmandu. The quake destroyed buildings, killing and injuring thousands and the number of causalities is expected to rise as rescue teams reach remote villages. Meanwhile, people are dealing with shortages of food and water while being forced…

Payday Lending Update

Payday Lending Update

Community Foundation’s Payday Lending Alternative In partnership with our donors, the Community Foundation approved a $25,000 grant in 2014 to pilot a lending alternative to a payday loan. The grant served as a loan loss reserve to enable the credit union to lend greater dollars without the risk of bad loans. The new product will launch this spring,…

New RFP for Childhood Nutrition

New RFP for Childhood Nutrition

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham (CFGB) and United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA) are pleased to announce the release of a jointly issued Request for Proposal opportunity to further their respective goals around improving community health, coordinating existing resources for strategic impact, and demonstrating successful alignment of their organizational missions. BUILDING STRONGER SYSTEMS TO…