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  • Community Foundation Awards $1.38M in Grants

    The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has awarded $1,386,000 in grants to 51 area nonprofits serving Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, and Walker counties. These grants are focused on the five priorities identified in our strategic plan: Thriving Communities, Regional Cooperation, Overcoming Persistent Poverty, Equity and Inclusion, and Economic Opportunity for All..

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  • LGBTQ Fund Grant Cycle is Now Open

    The LGBTQ Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham is thrilled to announce the release of its Request for Proposal (RFP), launching the 2022 Grant Cycle.  Grant applications are due online by midnight the evening of Friday, May 13, 2022.

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  • Remy Fund for Pets and Animals Grant Cycle Now Open

    The 2022 Remy Fund for Pets and Animals Grant application period opens March 15, 2022.  Applications are due by midnight, Saturday, April 30, 2022.

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  • Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis

    After months of tension, Russia invaded Ukraine on Thursday, February 24. Attacks of war have put millions of civilians at risk. Many have volunteered to fight or been caught in the crossfire, with refugees escaping to neighboring countries. Ukrainians desperately need emergency aid.

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  • Small Business Impact Grant supports a Happy Angel

    Kerlyn Mendez has always had an entrepreneurial spirit, but it wasn’t until she moved to Alabama in 2016 that she decided it was time to start her own business. Her passion for decorating and crafts led her to the leadership courses at ¡HICA! that helped her develop a plan for her own floral design and decorating business. In 2019 she received a loan from Affinity Group Lending, ¡HICA!’s micro-loan program supported by a grant from the Community Foundation, and opened her own business, Happy Angels.

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  • Community Foundation Names New Board Members

    The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, the state’s oldest and largest community foundation, announced that DeLynn Zell, Ruffner Page and Selwyn Vickers, M.D., FACS, are joining the Board of Directors with terms starting in January 2022.

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  • Employment Opportunity: Donor Communications and Events Coordinator

    The Community Foundation is currently seeking candidates for the following position: Donor Communications and Events Coordinator Position: Full-time, Exempt Department: Philanthropic Services Reports To: Vice President, Philanthropic Services

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  • Community Foundation closes out 2021 grantmaking with $1.27 million to 42 organizations

    The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced $1,277,00 in grants to 42 area nonprofits in Jefferson, Blount, Shelby, St. Clair and Walker counties. This is the second round of grants awarded under the Community Foundation’s new strategic plan that was launched in 2019.

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  • December 11 Tornado Relief and Recovery

    The tornado outbreak that ripped through at least six states this weekend devastated entire communities. We are monitoring the situation and working to compile a list of trusted organization that are responding to the catastrophe. Here are some ways that you can help with immediate and long-term relief and recovery efforts.  We will continue to update this list as we get more information.

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  • Year-End Charitable Giving Strategies

    Our region is so much stronger as a direct result of the generosity of our donors. We are grateful for donors who partner with us through Donor Advised Funds, gifts to the Community Foundation, and through aligned grantmaking that improves our region. The Community Foundation offers a flexible platform to meet your charitable goals.

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