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.


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

Core Values

We are here to…

Engage: listen, involve; enable someone to act

Inspire: acknowledge each person’s value, encourage, affect

Serve: treat with honor, dignity and respect; lift up; help; benefit

Lead: show the way; to be a reason or motive; to be a route or means of access

Our Communities

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

For the Media:

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