News

  • 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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  • Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts

    As Hurricane Dorian approaches the East Coast, community foundations throughout the southeast have activated disaster relief funds to help those in the US and Bahamas affected by the storm.

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  • Remy Fund Announces $50,000 in grants

    The Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services awarded $50,000 in grants to 10 companion animal (dogs, cats and horses) nonprofits serving Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount and Walker counties. Since 2010, the Remy Fund has provided over $330,000 to support diverse animal organizations in our community.

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  • LGBTQ Fund provides grants to local organizations

    The LGBTQ Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham announced a record $41,550 in grants awarded to ten nonprofits serving Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair and Walker counties. Thanks to generous donors, the fund has awarded more than $100,000 in grants to area nonprofits over the last four years.

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  • Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham awards $1.23 million in grants

    The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced $1,237,500 in grants to 43 area nonprofits that focus on improving education and providing access to healthcare 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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