Remy Fund Grant Cycle is Now Open
The 2032 Remy Fund for Pets and Animals Grant application period is now open. Applications are due by midnight, Sunday, April 30, 2023
Celebrating the new Legacy IRA
Congress passed the much-anticipated, $1.65 trillion-dollar omnibus spending bill known as the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 (“CAA”) on December 23, 2022, followed by President Biden signing the Act into law on December 29, 2022. At more than 4,000 pages, the Act includes a wide range of provisions that impact multiple sectors.
Support for Earthquake Recovery in Turkey and Syria
Turkey and Syria were struck by devastating earthquakes on Feb. 6, the first being a magnitude 7.8 that caused large aftershocks, including a 7.5 magnitude earthquake nine hours after the first earthquake occurred. Although this region is earthquake-prone, this was the most devastating to hit Turkey in over 20 years. Additionally, this region has been experiencing other humanitarian crises, making the long-term recovery and rebuilding all the more challenging. Below are funds that have been set up to direct resources, as well as agencies who are on the ground in the region, providing services and support.
January 12 Tornado Relief and Recovery
The tornado outbreak that ripped through Alabama this week devastated entire communities. We are monitoring the situation and working to compile a list of trusted organization that are responding to the catastrophe. Here are some ways that you can help with immediate and long-term relief and recovery efforts. We will continue to update this list as we get more information.
Community Foundation Names New Board Chair, Members
Brian Hamilton 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 Rob Blalock, Rashada LeRoy and Guin Robinson are joining the board with terms starting in 2023.
Year-End Charitable Giving Strategies
The weather is getting colder, the holidays are approaching, and you may be starting to think about year-end giving. While we are so grateful every day for all of you who partner with us to support our community, we especially make a point during this time of year to reflect on our deep gratitude for your generosity. Our region is so much stronger as a direct result of grants from your Donor Advised Funds, gifts to the Community Foundation, and the countless ways in which you have given back. As you think about your year-end charitable giving, particularly in a year that has seen volatile economic conditions, here are a few reminders:
Simplify Giving, Amplify Impact
Bruce Denson says his only regret with starting a Donor Advised Fund with the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham is he wishes he had done it sooner.
LGBTQ FUND PROVIDES GRANTS TO LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS
The LGBTQ Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham announced a record $67,00 in grants awarded to 13 area nonprofits. Since 2016, the LGBTQ Fund has provided more than $260,000 to support programs in Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount, and Walker counties. This year the fund awarded grants that focused on:
The Community Foundation’s Giving Together program invites you to the grantmaking table to co-invest with the Community Impact Fund as part of our community grantmaking process. Through the Giving Together process, you learn about exciting and innovative funding opportunities and can support creative programs and start-up nonprofits that are meeting critical local needs.
A Lasting Legacy
June Fletcher may have been born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, but she considers Birmingham home. She’s lived in the Magic City for 30 years.