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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…

Remy Fund Opens Fourth Annual Grant Cycle for Animal Related Nonprofits

Remy Fund Opens Fourth Annual Grant Cycle for Animal Related Nonprofits

The Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services is now accepting grant proposals for the 2014 grant cycle. 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…

Civil Rights Trail Ribbon Cutting on March 8

Civil Rights Trail Ribbon Cutting on March 8

Civil Rights Trail Extension Expands Red Rock Ridge and Valley Trail System Join our own Gus Heard-Hughes, the Freshwater Land Trust and the Red Rock Ridge and Valley Trail System as they host a ribbon cutting ceremony with the City of Birmingham to unveil an extension of the Civil Rights Trail from downtown Birmingham and includes…