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  • GRANTS AWARDED FOR THE PUBLIC HEALTH BENEFIT OF COMMUNITIES IN THE VICINITY OF ABC COKE

    In February 2019, the Jefferson County Board of Health (JCBH) and the United States filed a complaint against Drummond Company, Inc. alleging violations of the federal Clean Air Act at the ABC Coke facility in Tarrant. The Jefferson County Board of Health, United States, and Drummond agreed to a settlement of all of the U.S. and JCBH claims against Drummond; this included a civil penalty paid to the JCBH in the amount of $387,500. On March 10, JCBH approved a transfer of $387,500 for the Jefferson County Public Health Advised Fund of The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham. The funds established the ABC Coke Fund to be used for grants that benefit the public health of the City of Tarrant, the North Birmingham community, and Birmingham’s Inglenook neighborhood.

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  • COMMUNITY FOUNDATION LAUNCHES SMALL BUSINESS IMPACT GRANTS

    The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has awarded $1,155,000 in grants to six Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs) and other community-based lenders in the region. These grants are intended to increase the lenders ability to offer more patient, flexible capital that is targeted to the needs of small business owners, with a particular focus on Black-owned businesses. In addition, they will provide resources for in-depth technical assistance and support.

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  • REMY FUND SURPASSES $1,000,000, AWARDS 2021 GRANTS

    The Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services, at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, announced that the endowed fund now exceeds $1,000,000. The Remy Fund was established by Birmingham area philanthropist, Ken Jackson, and is supported by numerous generous donors.

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  • LGBTQ FUND PROVIDES GRANTS TO LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

    The LGBTQ Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham announced a record $47,800  in grants awarded to 12 area nonprofits. Since 2016, the LGBTQ Fund has provided more than $190,000 to support programs in Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount, and Walker counties. During this grant cycle, the fund elevated proposals that focused on:

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  • Community Foundation awards $1.52 million in grants

    The Community Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded $1,524,000 in grants to 63 area nonprofits serving Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair and Walker counties. These are the first grants awarded under the Foundation’s new strategic plan centered on five priorities: Thriving Communities, Regional Cooperation, Overcoming Persistent Poverty, Equity and Inclusion, and Economic Opportunity for All.

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  • March 25 Tornado Disaster Relief

    On Thursday, March 25th, two tornadoes touched down in the Birmingham area. These tornadoes that were part of a system of severe weather in the state that killed at least five people in Calhoun County caused significant structural damage to many homes and businesses in the communities of Lee Branch, Eagle Point, Greystone and Dunnavant in Shelby County and Clay, Pinson and Trussville in Jefferson County.

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  • LGBTQ Fund Grant Cycle Now Open

    The 2021 LGBTQ Grant Cycle is now open with applications due by midnight, Friday, May 3, 2021.

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  • Remy Fund for Pets and Animals Grant Cycle Now Open

    The Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2021 Remy Fund for Pets and Animals Grant application period opens March 15, 2021.  Applications are due by midnight, April 30, 2021

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  • January 25 Tornado Relief and Recovery

    The tornado that ripped through Fultondale and Center Point late Monday night had a serious impact on those communities. Here are some ways that you can help with immediate and long-term relief and recovery efforts.  We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this list as needed.

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  • Community Foundation Names New Board Chair, Members

    Cathy Wright has been named chair of the board of directors of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, the state’s oldest and largest community foundation. The Community Foundation also announced that Nancy Goedecke and Vivian Mora are joining the board with terms starting in 2021.

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