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  • 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:

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  • 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.

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  • 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:

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  • REMY FUND SURPASSES $500,000 IN GRANTS AWARDED

    Since 2011, the Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services has provided more than $500,000 in grants to companion animal (dogs, cats and horses) nonprofit organizations, serving Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount and Walker counties. This year, the fund is awarding $60,000 in grants to 11 organizations in our region.

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  • Community Foundation Awards $1.38M in Grants

    The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has awarded $1,386,000 in grants to 51 area nonprofits serving Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, and Walker counties. These grants are focused on the five priorities identified in our strategic plan: Thriving Communities, Regional Cooperation, Overcoming Persistent Poverty, Equity and Inclusion, and Economic Opportunity for All..

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  • LGBTQ Fund Grant Cycle is Now Open

    The LGBTQ Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham is thrilled to announce the release of its Request for Proposal (RFP), launching the 2022 Grant Cycle.  Grant applications are due online by midnight the evening of Friday, May 13, 2022.

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  • Remy Fund for Pets and Animals Grant Cycle Now Open

    The 2022 Remy Fund for Pets and Animals Grant application period opens March 15, 2022.  Applications are due by midnight, Saturday, April 30, 2022.

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  • Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis

    After months of tension, Russia invaded Ukraine on Thursday, February 24. Attacks of war have put millions of civilians at risk. Many have volunteered to fight or been caught in the crossfire, with refugees escaping to neighboring countries. Ukrainians desperately need emergency aid.

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  • Small Business Impact Grant supports a Happy Angel

    Kerlyn Mendez has always had an entrepreneurial spirit, but it wasn’t until she moved to Alabama in 2016 that she decided it was time to start her own business. Her passion for decorating and crafts led her to the leadership courses at ¡HICA! that helped her develop a plan for her own floral design and decorating business. In 2019 she received a loan from Affinity Group Lending, ¡HICA!’s micro-loan program supported by a grant from the Community Foundation, and opened her own business, Happy Angels.

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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 DeLynn Zell, Ruffner Page and Selwyn Vickers, M.D., FACS, are joining the Board of Directors with terms starting in January 2022.

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