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  • March 25 Tornado Disaster Relief

    On Thursday, March 25th, two tornadoes touched down in the Birmingham area. These tornadoes that were part of a system of severe weather in the state that killed at least five people in Calhoun County caused significant structural damage to many homes and businesses in the communities of Lee Branch, Eagle Point, Greystone and Dunnavant in Shelby County and Clay, Pinson and Trussville in Jefferson County.

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  • LGBTQ Fund Grant Cycle Now Open

    The 2021 LGBTQ Grant Cycle is now open with applications due by midnight, Friday, May 3, 2021.

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  • Remy Fund for Pets and Animals Grant Cycle Now Open

    The Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2021 Remy Fund for Pets and Animals Grant application period opens March 15, 2021.  Applications are due by midnight, April 30, 2021

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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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