News

  • Employment Opportunity: Program Officer

    The Community Foundation is currently seeking candidates for the following position: Program Officer Position: Full-time, Exempt Department: Programs Reports To: Vice President, Programs

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  • Dreams of Hope Premiere

    The concert documentary Dreams of Hope tells the story of a historic performance at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, more than 50 years after a hate crime there killed four African American girls. An initiative called Violins of Hope contributed musical instruments from the Holocaust; these violins were painstakingly restored as symbols of resilience in the face of hate, discrimination and racism.

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  • Woven Together: Overcoming Persistent Poverty with Laura Moore

    Our final Woven Together Learning Series, which involves hearing from national experts around each of the Foundation’s five new priorities, focused on Overcoming Persistent Poverty with Laura Moore, Deputy Policy Director at Opportunity Insights.

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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 Kate Danella, Shegun Otulana and Mechelle Wilder are joining the Board of Directors with terms starting in 2020.

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  • Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham Awards $1.38 Million in Grants

    Birmingham, AL –The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced $1,384,500 in grants to 39 area nonprofits that focus on improving economic security and further developing sustainable, livable communities in Jefferson, Blount, Shelby, St. Clair and Walker counties. The Community Foundation supports programs and initiatives through discretionary funds entrusted to the Foundation by generations of donors.

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  • Cromwell Scholarship Now Open

    The Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2020 Cromwell Trust Scholarship application period opens December 3, 2019.  Applications will be due Monday March 16th, 2020.

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  • Woven Together: Equity and Inclusion with Dr. Tricia Rose

    We were delighted to host Dr. Tricia Rose for our fourth Woven Together focusing on Equity and Inclusion on October 17.

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  • Community Foundation Awards Grant for Innovative Public Transportation Pilot

    On September 24, the Birmingham City Council approved the Via Microtransit pilot program. Via Microtransit is an on-demand shared ride service that will complement and extend public transportation for select areas of the city of Birmingham as part of a six-month microtransit pilot. The service area for the program will focus on connecting “high need and underserved” communities with work, education, entertainment venues, health and government services in the city for an affordable, flat fee of $1.50.

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  • Join us for a discussion with Dr. Tricia Rose

    Woven Together Learning Series: Equity and Inclusion

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  • Philanthropy OUTlook: LGBTQ Education Issues

    Funders for LGBTQ Issues in partnership with the Schott Foundation for Public Education just released a report and infographic that highlights the challenges facing LGBTQ students and analyzes trends, gaps, and opportunities in funding for LGBTQ education issues.

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