Results for the Region


You can be part of driving positive change

What does our community want for itself? What are the results we want for ourselves, for our children, for our grandchildren, for this place we call home?

Our Results and Strategies, adopted in 2010, place an intentional focus on important areas of community life and create new opportunities to leverage all of our work for maximum impact. For each Result listed below, we have targeted Strategies and measurable objectives for the grants we make and the initiatives we support. We also promote and advocate positive community change in areas where other organizations are currently taking leadership roles, including neighborhood safety, domestic violence, transit and regional cooperation.

Explore the four Results (below) and related Strategies and find out how you can be a part of driving positive change and improving the life of our region.

Special initiatives

Click on the headings below to find out more about these examples of our initiative work across the greater Birmingham region:

  • Tornado Response: In the wake of devastating tornadoes that hit our region and our state in April 2011, the Community Foundation served as a philanthropic partner and leader in raising resources to rebuild lives and livelihoods.
  • Health Action Partnership: More than 100 organizations are working together to make Jefferson County a healthier place to live, work and play, with the Community Foundation as one of the anchor partners.
  • Birmingham Education Foundation: Our grassroots effort with the Yes We Can! Birmingham initiative provided a great start for this on-going effort to strengthen Birmingham City Schools.

If you are a donor who seeks to maximize the effectiveness of your own charitable giving through an Advised Fund or a gift to support an aspect of the Results Framework, including our special initiatives, contact Erin Stephenson. If you represent a nonprofit serving the Birmingham region and wish to apply for a grant supported by our Community Funds, check out the For Nonprofits section or contact James McCrary.