Grant Opportunities

Our Community Foundation offers a number of grant opportunities that are open to nonprofits serving Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair and Walker Counties. These grants focus on five priority areas that guide our leadership, grantmaking and community support for the next decade.

The Spring 2021 Grant Cycle opens March 5 with applications due by March 26.

Spring 2021 Grants

The Community Foundation’s Spring Competitive Grant Cycle is now open. After a year of grants focused on COVID response, this spring we will return to the launch of our new grants framework centered on our five strategic priorities: Equity and Inclusion, Economic Opportunity for All, Overcoming Persistent Poverty, Regional Cooperation and Thriving Communities. Applicants may apply under any one of these priorities.

For applicants focused on Economic Opportunity for All, Overcoming Persistent Poverty, Regional Cooperation and Thriving Communities:

Application Information

This grant cycle we have a special focus for our Equity and Inclusion Priority. For applicants focused on this priority we have two Requests for Proposal options:


For more information, review our Grantmaking Guidelines 2021 or contact our Programs Team

Spring Grant Cycle Q & A Session

On March 10 at 11:30am, the Community Foundation Greater Birmingham will host a Zoom call about the grant process, including information about relaunching our five priorities framework and the two Equity and Inclusion focused RFPs. Click here to register.

2021 Ongoing Impacts of COVID Survey Summary Report

Other Grant Opportunities

The are no other grant opportunities open at this time.

Other Grant Opportunities

Through the generosity of our donors Community Foundation offers funds that support organizations or programs addressing specific issues and needs in our community. Each of these fund has its own grant requirement process.

Partner With Us

Based on input from community members across the region, our vision is a just, prosperous and unified region where every person is empowered to reach their full potential. Together, we can attain that vision. A Community Foundation grant can support your work and the vision we share.

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