• Changing the Narrative of Mental Health Care in Alabama

    In May 2024, Forbes Advisor used seven key metrics to compare all 50 states and Washington, D.C. to determine which states are worst for mental health care. Alabama came in third worst. Unfortunately, Alabamians are accustomed to headlines like this about our state.  

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  • Community Foundation Moving Into Nextec Building 

    In early March, the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham will move its headquarters to the Nextec building at 1531 Third Avenue North. Since its 1959 founding, the Community Foundation has invested more than half a billion dollars back into the community through grantmaking, innovative initiatives, and philanthropy, and the new location will further empower its mission as a catalyst for transformational change. 

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  • Community Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

    The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham welcomes four new board members, Turner Burton, Bing Edwards, David Germany and Catherine Meehan, for terms beginning in 2024. The Foundation is Alabama’s oldest and largest community foundation.

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  • Community Foundation Announces VP of Marketing & Communications

    Amy Bickers Abeyta has joined the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham as Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Abeyta will direct the Foundation’s strategic marketing initiatives, communications, advertising, social media, and branding.

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  • LGBTQ FUND PROVIDES GRANTS TO LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

    The LGBTQ Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham announced $57,000  in grants awarded to 11 area nonprofits. Since its founding, the LGBTQ Fund has provided more than $300,000 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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  • 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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  • 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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