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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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  • A Message from our President and CEO

    “We are committing ourselves to this journey of equity and inclusion because we understand that our fates are woven together, inextricably linked…and that only together can we truly prosper.”

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  • Birmingham Business Relief Fund

    In partnership with the City of Birmingham, a fund has been opened at the Community Foundation to support the small businesses and storefronts that sustained damage due to the unrest following the peaceful protests on the evening of May 31. The Birmingham Business Relief Fund was launched on Monday afternoon.

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  • COVID-19 and the Birmingham Economy

    During the unprecedented COVID-19 public health and economic crisis, the Community Foundation has partnered with local and national experts to offer a series of one-hour community conference calls addressing essential issues for civic, business and nonprofit leaders.

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  • Community Foundation Awards Third Round of COVID-19 Emergency Response Grants

    The following grants were awarded by the Community Foundation in our second round of COVID-19 emergency grantmaking. Rapid Response Grants address immediate, basic needs related to the COVID-19 crisis are awarded in amounts up to $25,000. Nonprofit Adaptation Grants are designated for organizational adaptations to avoid or mitigate disruption of services are awarded in amounts up to $5,000. To date, the Community Foundation has awarded $644,000 in emergency assistance grants to 39 organizations.

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  • Community Foundation Announces Second Round of COVID-19 Emergency Grants

    The following grants were awarded by the Community Foundation in our second round of COVID-19 emergency grantmaking. Informed by information from over 250 nonprofit organizations, this framework provides two types of grants. Rapid Response Grants address immediate, basic needs related to the COVID-19 crisis are awarded in amounts up to $25,000. Nonprofit Adaptation Grants support organizational adaptations to avoid or mitigate disruption of services are awarded in amounts up to $5,000.

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  • Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham Responds to Support Organizations on the Front Lines

    Philanthropic partners, businesses and individuals have responded generously with contributions to the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham’s COVID-19 Relief Fund with the first round of grants being deployed to organizations on the front lines in our region this week.  $290,000 in grants were awarded to non-profit organizations that serve our five-county region, and include:

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  • SBA Hotline for Nonprofits

    The Community Foundation provided a grant to support the Birmingham Business Resource Center in providing navigation support exclusively to nonprofits who are applying for funding through the Payroll Protection Program of the CARES Act.

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