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  • January 25 Tornado Relief and Recovery

    The tornado that ripped through Fultondale and Center Point late Monday night had a serious impact on those communities. Here are some ways that you can help with immediate and long-term relief and recovery efforts.  We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this list as needed.

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  • Community Foundation Names New Board Chair, Members

    Cathy Wright has been named chair of the board of directors of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, the state’s oldest and largest community foundation. The Community Foundation also announced that Nancy Goedecke and Vivian Mora are joining the board with terms starting in 2021.

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  • Community Foundation Awards $1.19M in COVID Response Grants

    The Community Foundation has announced $1,197 in grants to 68 area nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. In October, the Foundation opened Phase Three of its COVID Response and Relief grant cycle. The grants, which were awarded this week, were made in two categories: $654,000 to 35 organizations for programs and services to meet critical needs related to the COVID-19 crisis and $543,000 to 33 organizations for operation support to help nonprofits bridge the impacts of the crisis.

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  • Community Foundation announces second round of Phase 2 COVID-19 Response Grants

    This week, the Community Foundation announced the second round of Phase Two COVID response, awarding $411,000 in grants to 27 organizations. Since the pandemic began in March, the Foundation has awarded more than $2.5 million in grants to support organizations that assist the most vulnerable residents of the region whose lifelines to food, shelter, medicine and employment are at risk due to the pandemic.

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  • Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham Launches Phase Two COVID Response Grants

    This week, the Community Foundation announced the first round of Phase Two COVID response, awarding $410,000 in grants to 25 organizations. Since the pandemic began in March, the Foundation has awarded more than $2 million in grants to support organizations that assist the most vulnerable residents of the region whose lifelines to food, shelter, medicine and employment are at risk due to the pandemic.

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  • REMY FUND AWARDS $55,000 TO LOCAL ANIMAL ORGANIZATIONS

    Since 2011, the Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services has provided $400,000 in grants to companion animal (dogs, cats and horses) nonprofits serving Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount and Walker counties. This year, the fund celebrates its 10th anniversary by awarding $55,000 in grants to 10 organizations.

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  • Phase Two COVID-19 Response Grants Now Open

    Round 1 Grant Cycle applications open July 17, 2020 and are due July 31, 2020. Grants will be announced August 21, 2020.

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  • Community Foundation's Emergency Response effort aids operations, essential services help for nonprofits

    A $25,000 grant to the Crisis Center to cover the increased need for crisis and suicide counseling; $50,000 to UAB’s Minority Health and Disparities Research Center (MHRC) to support a program to provide vulnerable neighborhoods access to COVID-19 testing and care; $25,000 to Miles College to provide emergency assistance to students with financial needs; $5,000 to Coosa Riverkeeper for water quality monitoring due to increased public use of waterways during the crisis; $20,000 to Blount County Education Foundation to support summer camp with COVID-19 safety measures; $5,000 to Run Bike & Swim for remote fitness programming for children in Bessemer and beyond; and $50,000 to the City of Birmingham to advance the work of Birmingham Strong to engage displaced workers through the Birmingham Resilient Worker Fund.

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  • A Conversation with Dr. Michael Saag

    Last Friday, Dr. Michael Saag, a renowned infectious disease doctor and researcher at UAB who has become a national spokesperson for COVID during this pandemic was the guest speaker on our Community Call. As one participant shared, “it was a critically informative presentation and thoughtful Q&A. His message was sobering and necessary.”

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