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SAIL Partnership awards more than $675,000 in grants

SAIL Partnership awards more than $675,000 in grants

Thanks to SAIL (Summer Adventures in Learning), a partnership of ten area funders, 32 grants totaling more than $675,000 has been awarded to programs that provide summer learning opportunities for children. The nonprofit organizations receiving grants this year include schools, learning centers, camps and churches. The grants are used to support programs that enhance or add […]

$1.2 Million in Grants Awarded in December

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced  a $1.27 million package of grants to 27 area non-profits that aim to improve economic security and further develop sustainable, livable communities in Jefferson, Blount, Shelby, St. Clair and Walker counties. These grants support a collection of innovative initiatives ranging from a pilot program providing an alternative […]

Chris Nanni

Community Foundation Names New President and CEO

The Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham is pleased to announce that Christopher Nanni has been named the Foundation’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Nanni, a veteran leader and passionate community advocate, comes to the Foundation with 25 years of significant philanthropic experience. He was most recently Vice President, Program for […]

Bright Lights for the Big City

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, REV Birmingham and the City of Birmingham are pleased to announce funding has been secured for future downtown lighting projects – including 20th, 19th and 14th Street Underpasses. Each of the new light-art installations will have their own unique identity. They are scheduled to come online in early 2014. […]

Disruptive Demographics: The Presentation

Thanks to all who joined us on Tuesday, November 19 to hear the dynamic presentation by Dr. Jim Johnson. Dr. Johnson touched on a number of trends that raised our awareness and understanding of the ongoing demographic changes that our country, region, and county are experiencing, and offered ideas for leveraging them into a future […]

Disruptive Demographics: Implications for Alabama and the Birmingham Region

“These six disruptive demographic trends highlight the multiple and complex ways the U.S. population is rapidly changing. The U.S. population is far different today in terms of geographical distribution, racial and ethnic composition, age mix, family types, and economic circumstance than it was a decade ago. There is little doubt that these ongoing changes will […]

Lynn Rathmell from the CCMP and Cora W.

Keeping Home A Sweet Home For Seniors

For seniors, basic tasks such as cooking, cleaning and paying bills can be difficult. These acts can be even more challenging for those who don’t have family nearby or can’t afford home healthcare services. For some, the need is so great that they are on the verge of failing regularly required HUD inspections and are […]

What Your Clients Really Want to Talk About

What Your Clients Really Want to Talk About

A new national study conducted by the U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management and The Philanthropic Initiative uncovers some important facts about high-net-worth individuals, their professional advisors and conversations about philanthropy. Here are out top five takeaways: 1. Discussing philanthropic goals with your clients is a win-win for both sides. Nearly one-third of […]

Roth IRA Conversation Prompts Charitable Giving

Roth IRA Conversation Prompts Charitable Giving

When a Birmingham couple recently decided to convert from a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA, they also took the opportunity to offset the income recognition by opening a donor advised fund with the Community Foundation. By donating appreciated stock to establish a fund, this couple achieved their estate planning objectives while also putting structure […]

Remy Fund Provides Grants to Ten Local Animal Related Charities

The Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services, in its third year of grant making, announced a record $30,000 in grants awarded to ten companion animal focused non-profit organizations serving the Birmingham area. Grantees this year included agencies like MommaKat Rescue, a service that provides spay and neuter of free-roaming cats, as well as support […]