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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…

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…

Birmingham Audubon Society Announces New Program Director

Birmingham Audubon Society Announces New Program Director

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham is thrilled to congratulate the Birmingham Audubon Society as they welcome Dr. Andy Coleman, Ph. D. into a new permanent position as Program Director. Dr. Coleman, a former Walter F. Coxe Research Grant recipient, brings to the organization his experience and infectious enthusiasm. The grant which he received while…

Remy Fund Provides Grants for Companion Animal Organizations

The Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services announced a record $35,000 in grants awarded to nine companion animal (dogs, cats and horses) focused non-profit organizations serving Jefferson, Shelby and Walker counties. In the past four years the fund has granted more than $100,000 to local animal agencies. Organizations receiving funds this year: MomaKat Rescue,…

The Gift of Gardening Helps Breast Cancer Survivors

The Gift of Gardening Helps Breast Cancer Survivors

Results from UAB’s pilot Harvest for Health study are in and findings show the benefits of gardening do help breast cancer survivors improve their lives. The pilot study, funded by a grant from the Women’s Breast Health Fund of the Community Foundation, partnered master gardeners with breast cancer survivors and provided the tools and seedlings…

Community Foundation awards more than $1.4 million in grants

Community Foundation awards more than $1.4 million in grants

Donors support grants focusing on two Results for region: Children are successful along the education pipeline & People can lead healthy lives The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced $1,499,000 in grants to 23 area nonprofits that focus on two Results: “Children are successful along the education pipeline” and “People can lead healthy lives.”…

14th Street Pedestrian Walkway

Birmingham Lights Up

In December, the Community Foundation announced that it would once again partner with REV Birmingham to complete the work it started with the 18th Street light-art installation. This Spring, the Community Catalyst Fund provided a grant for permanent light-art installations in the three remaining underpasses at 14th, 19th and 20th streets. The Community Foundation and…

Railroad Park Receives Another Award

Railroad Park Receives Another Award

  Once again, Railroad Park is receiving recognition as one of the best green spaces in the nation. The American Horticultural Society is honoring the park this spring with the 2014 Urban Beautification Award. This award is given to an individual, institution, or company for significant contributions to urban horticulture and the beautification of American…

18th Street LightRails installation

A Positive Disruption in Birmingham: New Birmingham Lights Installation

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham and REV Birmingham will unveil Birmingham Lights: Positive Disruption on Friday, March 28 in conjunction with the highly-anticipated exhibition game between the Birmingham Barons and Chicago White Sox at Regions Field. The 14th Street lighting installation marks the second of four permanent light art projects to be installed under…