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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…

Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

The Greater Houston Community Foundation is hosting the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that will accept tax deductible flood relief donations for victims that have been affected by the recent floods. The Foundation will work with nonprofits throughout the area to distribute funds as needed. Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund   Hurricane Harvey has also hit Louisiana’s…

REMY FUND ANNOUNCES 2017 GRANTS FOR COMPANION ANIMAL ORGANIZATIONS

REMY FUND ANNOUNCES 2017 GRANTS FOR COMPANION ANIMAL ORGANIZATIONS

The Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services has announced $50,000 in grants  to 10 companion animal (dogs, cats and horses) nonprofits serving  Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount and Walker counties. Since 2010, the Remy Fund has provided over $235,000 to support diverse animal organizations improving the lives of pets and humans. Organizations receiving funds…

Together We Prosper

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham just released the results of a yearlong research project that highlights opportunities for greater regional cooperation across Jefferson County.The research, conducted by the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, shows the connection between regional cooperation and a metro area’s prosperity. The report also examines how other metro areas in the…

Community Foundation Awards Over $1 Million in Grants

Community Foundation Awards Over $1 Million in Grants

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced 1,063,500 in grants to 33 area nonprofits that focus on two Results: “Children are successful along the education pipeline” and “People can lead healthy lives.” These grants support a collection of innovative initiatives ranging from a teen engineering program to a mobile screening unit to provide eye…

New Bill Would Protect Borrowers From Toxic Loans

New Bill Would Protect Borrowers From Toxic Loans

SB284, a bill that has just been filed in the legislature, would go a long way toward protecting Alabama borrowers from unaffordable high interest rates on small dollar loans. This bill, co-sponsored by Senator Arthur Orr and Senator Rodger Smitherman, addresses three areas of reform: payday loans, title loans and other small loans. It creates…

Remy Fund Opens Seventh Annual Grant Cycle for Animal Related Nonprofits

Remy Fund grants support nonprofit organizations that work with traditional companion animals such as dogs, cats and horses. Grant applications for rescue/shelter programs, spay/neuter programs, animal assisted therapy programs, education and advocacy programs and service dog programs will be considered. Designated 501(c)3 organizations that serve Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount and Walker are eligible to…

Mr. Nanni Goes To Washington

Community Foundation CEO, Chris Nanni, recently joined 200 nonprofit leaders in a whirlwind day of meetings on Capitol Hill. The “100 Years of Giving Fly-In,” hosted by the Charitable Giving Coalition, served as a kick-off event to implore lawmakers to recognize the value of charitable giving and the incentives that encourage Americans to contribute more…

Giving With Grace

Giving With Grace

Rescuing food may not require a superhero like Batman with his Batmobile but it does help if you have a really big truck. What is rescued food? It’s the food that community volunteers pick up, right before it finds itself in the dumpster, behind local stores in our community. It’s the food that is close…

UABTeach sees continued growth, looks to keep momentum

UABTeach sees continued growth, looks to keep momentum

In the spring of 2015, the Community Foundation awarded a grant to the University of Alabama at Birmingham to support UABTeach. UABTeach is an innovative program that lets undergraduate students majoring in math or science receive both their subject matter degree and full teaching certification in four years at no extra time or cost. The…