Through the foresight and generosity of our donors, the Community Foundation is also able to provide funds that support organizations or programs addressing specific issues and needs in our community. Grants are awarded annually from these funds and each fund has its own grant requirement process
Birmingham Change Fund
The Birmingham Change Fund is a giving circle comprised of African-American professionals in the greater Birmingham Community that collectively harness their time, talent, and treasure (money) with the goal of making Birmingham a premier city.
Community Catalyst Fund
The Catalyst Fund is comprised of 57 individuals and families who want to support big ideas in the area that have broad impact, build on possibilities, connect assets and require public/private partnerships. The projects that the Catalyst Fund supports are all unique and would not have happened without the support of this fund.
Instruments of Hope Unity Fund
Building unity is the central goal of the Instruments of Hope Unity Fund, a field of Interest fund of the Community Foundation. The fund seeks to develop a sustainable and permanent model for fostering civil discourse and action toward addressing the most complex challenges facing the Greater Birmingham area.
The mission of this Fund is to cultivate one community that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning individuals and families with the belief that all people should be treated with equal respect and dignity in a welcoming and affirming community.
The Remy Fund, created by Ken Jackson, is a Field of Interest Fund that supports nonprofit organizations that work with traditional companion animals such as dogs, cats and horses.
Women’s Breast Health Fund
The Women’s Breast Health Fund is a Field of Interest Fund at the Community Foundation that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for women and their families who are breast cancer survivors.
The Community Foundation administers a variety of scholarships to help individuals, families and businesses create a brighter future by encouraging education.
Summer Adventures in Learning (SAIL)
Summer Adventures in Learning is a partnership of funders that was developed as part of an action plan to respond to a survey of 37 Birmingham area summer programs, conducted by the National Summer Learning Association in 2011. Through this partnership, funders committed to use a joint application process for nonprofit organizations wishing to receive grant support to enhance or add consistent academic components to summer youth programs.