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Job Opening: Marketing and Communications Intern

Description of work: The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham is seeking a smart, creative and analytic marketing and communications intern who is capable and willing to complete a number of writing, organizational and online media tasks.  The intern will assist the Director of Marketing & Communications with execution of the marketing/public relations objectives in accordance…

Remy Fund Announces New Grant Committee Member

Remy Fund Announces New Grant Committee Member

Joey Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and animal lover, has joined The Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services grant making committee. Remy Fund founder, Ken Jackson said, “Joey is a highly accomplished and respected leader who brings a wealth of experience in animal related issues and community service. His knowledge, his commitment, and his…

Women’s Breast Health Fund announces Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Initiative

The Women’s Breast Health Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham awards $287,000 grant for Breast Cancer Survivorship Rehabilitation Initiative As early detection and treatment options improve for breast cancer patients, the number of survivors increases. In a recent report, The Institute of Medicine noted that many breast cancer survivors become lost in the…

Birmingham Lights Receives International Award

Birmingham Lights Receives International Award

LightRails, the 18th Street Birmingham Lights installation has been named a 2014 CODAawards winner. The light-art installation was one of ten international winners and was named best in the Transportation category. It is also featured on the cover of the awards digital magazine. The CODAawards are the annual international awards program of CODAworx, the online…

Remy Fund Provides Grants for Companion Animal Organizations

The Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services announced a record $35,000 in grants awarded to nine companion animal (dogs, cats and horses) focused non-profit organizations serving Jefferson, Shelby and Walker counties. In the past four years the fund has granted more than $100,000 to local animal agencies. Organizations receiving funds this year: MomaKat Rescue,…

Hand in Paw Finds a New Home

Hand in Paw Finds a New Home

Hand in Paw knows that interaction with professionally trained Animal Assisted Therapy Teams can help to improve the health and well-being of children and adults. Last year, their Therapy Teams made more than 76,000 visits to places like Spain Rehab, Children’s Hospital and Clay Elementary School. This year they have an additional 80 facilities on…

The Gift of Gardening Helps Breast Cancer Survivors

The Gift of Gardening Helps Breast Cancer Survivors

Results from UAB’s pilot Harvest for Health study are in and findings show the benefits of gardening do help breast cancer survivors improve their lives. The pilot study, funded by a grant from the Women’s Breast Health Fund of the Community Foundation, partnered master gardeners with breast cancer survivors and provided the tools and seedlings…

Community Foundation awards more than $1.4 million in grants

Community Foundation awards more than $1.4 million in grants

Donors support grants focusing on two Results for region: Children are successful along the education pipeline & People can lead healthy lives The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced $1,499,000 in grants to 23 area nonprofits that focus on two Results: “Children are successful along the education pipeline” and “People can lead healthy lives.”…

14th Street Pedestrian Walkway

Birmingham Lights Up

In December, the Community Foundation announced that it would once again partner with REV Birmingham to complete the work it started with the 18th Street light-art installation. This Spring, the Community Catalyst Fund provided a grant for permanent light-art installations in the three remaining underpasses at 14th, 19th and 20th streets. The Community Foundation and…