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Grant Cycle Opens January 27, 2017

Grant Cycle Opens January 27, 2017

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…

Ruffner Page

Community Foundation Names New Chair and Board Members

Ruffner Page has been named chair of the board of directors of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, the state’s oldest and largest community foundation. The Community Foundation also announced that Judge William ‘Bill’ Hereford and Susan Matlock are joining the board with terms starting in 2017. Ruffner Page has served as President of McWane,…

Community Foundation awards $1.25 million in grants

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced $1,254,000 in grants to 32 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 innovative initiatives ranging from developing an app to make it easier for small…

Scholarship Opportunities For 2017 – 2018 School Year

Thanks to generous donors who want to offer a helping hand, the Community Foundation is announcing the 2017-2018 school year scholarship opportunities are now available for applications. For the 2016 school year, $180,875 was awarded to benefit 64 students.  This makes more than $4.4 million total over the years to help young men and women move ahead in…

National Philanthropy Day Awards on November 10

AFP-Alabama Announces 2016 National Philanthropy Day Tickets The Association of Fundraising Professionals – Alabama Chapter (AFP-AL) has a few tickets left for the 2016 National Philanthropy Day (NPD) Awards event on Thursday, November 10 at The Harbert Center beginning at 11:30am.  National Philanthropy Day is an annual awards program that recognizes individuals and organizations whose life-time…

Grant Cycle Opens August 8, 2016

Grant Cycle Opens August 8, 2016

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 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 August 8, 2016. To be considered for this…

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…

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…

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…