Funding Guildelines

Grants are made to:

  • Programs that impact the Birmingham metro area
  • Programs that impact the Black Belt area in Alabama¬†
  • Programs that impact the State of Alabama as a whole or influence policy change at the state level

What the foundation does not fund:

  • Organizations outside the Greater Birmingham area
  • Individuals
  • Sponsorships, fundraising events or conferences
  • Research
  • Endowments or Scholarships
  • Religious organizations for religious purposes
  • Political organizations or candidates
  • Brick-and-mortar, building projects or renovations
  • National or regional organizations, unless all funds are used within state