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Lace up your walking shoes!

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

It’s the first week of school for many kids in our community – a time to establish new routines and break in those school supplies!  For kids at seven Jefferson County schools, new shoes that were purchased to start school are getting broken in a bit more quickly with the renewal of school-sponsored walking and…  Read More

May sessions offer chance to learn more about Community Foundation grants

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Cycle 2 of grantmaking focuses on strategies to reach two Results: Communities are sustainable, livable and vibrant and Individuals and families are economically secure. If your nonprofit organization has strategies to support these Results, learn more on a conference call in May.

$974,000 in grants aim at great results for our community

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

The first grants have been awarded under the new Result Framework developed by the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham as a way to focus all our work. Thanks to the donors from the past who made gifts and left bequests to our Community Funds and to donors today who are combining grants from Advised Funds,…  Read More

New rankings show our Community Foundation on right track as active grantmaker

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

How do your measure your Community Foundation? A recently released ranking showed that we are doing a good job of putting our community’s endowment to work through grants. Our ranking as the 46th most active grantmaker among more than 200 community foundations, based on a 12 percent distribution rate, gives us a benchmark for future…  Read More

Recession still hitting nonprofits hard, experts say

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

In a recent Reuters report, a panel of experts predicted nonprofit organizations would face even harder times in 2010 due to lag effect of the recession. We are seeing that too, with a record number of requests for funding received in our first competitive grant cycle (deadline March 15). Like those national experts, we are…  Read More

$13 million helps people get active, get healthy

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

2010 began with good news about a $13 million investment to build on efforts already under way to make our community a healthier place to live. Congratulations to the Jefferson County Health Action Partnership, led by the Jefferson County Department of Health with your Community Foundation as a key partner, and good luck as so…  Read More

Record grant requests expected by March 15 deadline

Friday, March 12th, 2010

The spring grant cycle for the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham begins Monday, March 15, the deadline for nonprofit organizations in our five-county footprint to submit proposals. Community Investment staff members are bracing for a busier than usual round of competitive grantmaking, said James McCrary, and that means even more hard choices about where our…  Read More

Community Foundation fund supports annual lecture

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

The Virginia Beeland Spencer Lecture Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham once again brings a well-known speaker to our community to share expertise about gardening, flower-arranging, horticulture or conservation. This year, the presentation at 6:30 p.m. on March 11 at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens features Gordon Hayward speaking about “Fine Painting as Inspiration…  Read More

$2.1 million adds to $200 million grant total

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

It’s hard to know exactly what inspired our very first donors, Mervyn and Dorah Sterne, when their Advised Fund made possible the first grant from our Community Foundation . Today, 50 years later, we know that their $100 grant to Fairhaven Methodist Retirement Home was the start of made more than $200 million in grants…  Read More

Jones Valley Urban Farm provides food, new view of our city

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

You know you’re seeing something special when you reach the edge of Park Place in downtown Birmingham and see the green shoots rising out of what once was very unfertile soil. And you know you’re seeing something special when Birmingham’s own Edwin Marty and Jones Valley Urban Farm are widely recognized on the national scene…  Read More