Engaged Donors Drive Revitalization

Stewart Dansby is a passionate advocate for Birmingham’s revitalization. A Community Foundation donor since 2002 and current member of our board of directors, Dansby has supported projects like Railroad Park, Red Rock Trail System and the Lyric Theater. When he found out that the Zyp BikeShare program could be launched in record time with the help of a grant from the Community Foundation he partnered with our Giving Together program to make that possible.

Engaging donors in causes they care about is part of our role as philanthropic advisors. Through the Giving Together program we help our donors learn more about area nonprofits and support community needs that matter most to them. Since 2008, Giving Together donors have contributed more than $5 million to the Community Foundation’s results framework grant making programs focusing dollars and energy on the most relevant opportunities and challenges in our area.