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  • Community Foundation Announces Second Round of COVID-19 Emergency Grants

    The following grants were awarded by the Community Foundation in our second round of COVID-19 emergency grantmaking. Informed by information from over 250 nonprofit organizations, this framework provides two types of grants. Rapid Response Grants address immediate, basic needs related to the COVID-19 crisis are awarded in amounts up to $25,000. Nonprofit Adaptation Grants support organizational adaptations to avoid or mitigate disruption of services are awarded in amounts up to $5,000.

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  • Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham Responds to Support Organizations on the Front Lines

    Philanthropic partners, businesses and individuals have responded generously with contributions to the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham’s COVID-19 Relief Fund with the first round of grants being deployed to organizations on the front lines in our region this week.  $290,000 in grants were awarded to non-profit organizations that serve our five-county region, and include:

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  • SBA Hotline for Nonprofits

    The Community Foundation provided a grant to support the Birmingham Business Resource Center in providing navigation support exclusively to nonprofits who are applying for funding through the Payroll Protection Program of the CARES Act.

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  • Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham Opens Emergency Grants for COVID-19 Response

    The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham is opening a new process to  make grants quickly available to organizations on the front lines of providing critical services and economic assistance for the COVID-19 crisis in our region. The Foundation is dedicating more than $1 million from its competitive grantmaking funds as the resource for this first phase of response to the crisis.

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  • Covid 19 Response Efforts

    As we monitor the local impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, we are working with community members, government and business partners to determine how we can best prepare and support our region.

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  • Remy Fund for Pets and Animals Grant Cycle Now Open

    The Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2020 Remy Fund for Pets and Animals Grant application period opens March 15, 2020.  Applications are due by midnight, Friday, May 15, 2020.

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  • Woven Together 2020: Regional Cooperation in Jefferson County

    The Community Foundation hosted its first Woven Together Learning Series for 2020 on February 25th at the UAB Alumni House. The luncheon featured panelists that have been actively involved with Driving Regional Cooperation within Jefferson County; Buddy Choat, Mayor of Trussville; Gary Richardson, Mayor of Midfield and current president of the Jefferson County Mayors’ Association; Steve Ammons, Jefferson County Commissioner; Josh Carpenter, Director of Economic Development for the City of Birmingham; and Randall Woodfin, Mayor of the City of Birmingham. The discussion was led by Community Foundation President and CEO, Chris Nanni.

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  • LGBTQ Grant Cycle Now Open

    The Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2020 LGBTQ Grant application period opens March 5, 2020.  Applications are due by midnight, Friday, May 15, 2020.

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  • Employment Opportunity: Program Officer-Operational Leadership and Support

    The Community Foundation is currently seeking candidates for the following position: Program Officer-Operational Leadership and Support Position: Full-time, Exempt Department: Programs Reports To: Vice President, Programs

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