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.

This page is updated regularly with all our open grant cycles along with those that are currently closed, but are scheduled to repeat

Competitive Grants

The Community Foundation has two grantmaking cycles that focus on five priorities that guide us in our shared pursuit of a just, prosperous and unified region where every person is empowered to reach their full potential.

Through our Spring 2021 grant cycle, applicants may apply in any of our five priority areas. For this cycle we will only have one proposal stage. The cycle will open on February 19, 2021 with grant proposals due by March 12, 2021. We will provide an application link here when the grant cycle opens.

Based on survey feedback from nonprofit partners, we may make some adjustments to our grant parameters to address ongoing COVID-19 impacts. Please complete the survey here by January 29, 2021.

COVID Response and Recovery Grants
COVID grant opportunities are now closed.

In 2020, the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham awarded 222 grants to area nonprofits totaling more than $4.5 million focusing on COVID relief, response and recovery.

COVID Response

Other Grant Opportunities

Applications are due by February 11, 2021 for the Community Foundation Scholarship. For more informationClick here.

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.

Learn how you can make an impact today