About Us

Connecting the Past to the Future

In 1959 several prominent community leaders, who were also generous givers, came together to create a public endowment that would benefit the community for generations to come. These visionary leaders wanted to make sure that our five-county area always had significant resources to reach out to those in need and to seize opportunities to make life better.

In the 59 years since, the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has connected philanthropists, nonprofits and engaged leaders to build a stronger more vibrant future for our community.


A just, prosperous and unified region where every person is  empowered to reach their full potential.


The mission of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham is to ignite passion for transformational change.

Core Values





Our Communities

The primary community that we serve is the region around Birmingham, Alabama including Blount, Jefferson, St. Clair, Shelby and Walker counties.

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