• Changing the Narrative of Mental Health Care in Alabama

    In May 2024, Forbes Advisor used seven key metrics to compare all 50 states and Washington, D.C. to determine which states are worst for mental health care. Alabama came in third worst. Unfortunately, Alabamians are accustomed to headlines like this about our state.  

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  • 2024 Greenways Bus Tour: The People Behind the Preserves

    Communities play a pivotal role in preserving and acquiring land for green spaces, ensuring that areas like the Big Canoe Creek Nature Preserve, Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, and Ruffner Mountain thrive rather than disappear. Without the dedication and action of individuals and groups advocating for conservation, these natural havens could easily succumb to development pressures. Through grassroots efforts, fundraising, and lobbying, people champion the protection of such spaces, recognizing their intrinsic value for biodiversity, recreation, and mental well-being. Consequently, these places become sanctuaries for wildlife, oases for relaxation, and educational resources for future generations, all thanks to the active involvement of people who understand the importance of safeguarding our natural heritage.

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  • WOVEN TOGETHER: WHAT IT TAKES TO END POVERTY

    Frank discussion. Diverse views. Solutions that can move us forward. In our continued learning series that seeks to bridge divides and build solutions, the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, in collaboration with American Enterprise Institute (AEI), will present Woven Together: What It Takes to End Poverty at 6 p.m. May 6, 2024, at Red Mountain Theatre, 1600 3rd Ave. S. in Birmingham. This robust discussion will feature two former members of the presidential administrations of Barack Obama and Donald J. Trump.

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  • Community Foundation Moving Into Nextec Building 

    In early March, the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham will move its headquarters to the Nextec building at 1531 Third Avenue North. Since its 1959 founding, the Community Foundation has invested more than half a billion dollars back into the community through grantmaking, innovative initiatives, and philanthropy, and the new location will further empower its mission as a catalyst for transformational change. 

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  • A Decade of LGBTQ Advocacy: A Q&A with Genie and George Taylor

    In June 2014, the agreement establishing the LGBTQ Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham was signed — a first-of-its-kind Field of Interest Fund at the Community Foundation, with a mission to cultivate one community that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning individuals and families with the belief that all people should be treated with equal respect and dignity in a welcoming and affirming community.

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  • Community Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

    The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham welcomes four new board members, Turner Burton, Bing Edwards, David Germany and Catherine Meehan, for terms beginning in 2024. The Foundation is Alabama’s oldest and largest community foundation.

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  • Community Foundation Announces VP of Marketing & Communications

    Amy Bickers Abeyta has joined the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham as Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Abeyta will direct the Foundation’s strategic marketing initiatives, communications, advertising, social media, and branding.

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