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.

Grants that will benefit Birmingham and the surrounding area include:

  • $25,000 to Community Food Bank of Central Alabama to pilot a Fresh Produce Purchasing Network to increase distribution of produce to food insecure households in the region.
  • $5,000 to No More Martyrs to support access to mental health serves for women at the Housing Authority of Birmingham’s Campus of Hope.
  • $40,000 to Birmingham Urban League to support the scale-up of educational enrichment and career-ready programs in the western area of Birmingham.
  • $25,000 to National Society of Black Engineers to expand enrollment in the Summer Engineering Experience for kids program (complete list of grants follows).

“Our community grantmaking framework helps provide funding to nonprofits creating impact throughout our five-county region,” said Chris Nanni President and CEO of the Community Foundation.

Through these grants, we can empower the people and organizations that best understand how to serve their communities with the resources they need. Together, with our donors and nonprofit partners, we are working to help some of the most vulnerable areas of our community,”

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham was founded in 1959 by a group of generous, dedicated leaders as a public endowment to support enduring change and success for the community. Over the last 60 years, the Foundation has invested over $480 million in the community, ensuring that our children are successful, our communities are sustainable and vibrant, families can achieve economic security, and access to healthcare is available to those who need it most. Together with our donors and partners, we are working towards realizing our vision for a just, prosperous and unified region where every person is empowered to reach their full potential.

Click here to see a complete list of grants