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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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  • Dreams of Hope Premiere

    The concert documentary Dreams of Hope tells the story of a historic performance at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, more than 50 years after a hate crime there killed four African American girls. An initiative called Violins of Hope contributed musical instruments from the Holocaust; these violins were painstakingly restored as symbols of resilience in the face of hate, discrimination and racism.

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  • Woven Together: Overcoming Persistent Poverty with Laura Moore

    Our final Woven Together Learning Series, which involves hearing from national experts around each of the Foundation’s five new priorities, focused on Overcoming Persistent Poverty with Laura Moore, Deputy Policy Director at Opportunity Insights.

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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 Kate Danella, Shegun Otulana and Mechelle Wilder are joining the Board of Directors with terms starting in 2020.

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  • Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham Awards $1.38 Million in Grants

    Birmingham, AL –The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced $1,384,500 in grants to 39 area nonprofits that focus on improving economic security and further developing sustainable, livable communities 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.

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  • Cromwell Scholarship Now Open

    The Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2020 Cromwell Trust Scholarship application period opens December 3, 2019.  Applications will be due Monday March 16th, 2020.

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