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Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham Fall Grant Cycle 2022 (Alabama)


The Fall 2022 Grant Cycle is now open with brief proposals for non-profits organizations serving any part of the five-county Greater Birmingham region.

Donor Name: Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham

State: Alabama

County: Blount County (AL), Jefferson County (AL), Shelby County (AL), St. Clair County (AL), and Walker County (AL)

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline: 08/19/2022

Size of the Grant: $75,000 or greater


Priority Areas

  • Thriving Communities
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Regional Cooperation
  • Economic Opportunity for All
  • Overcoming Persistent Poverty

Funding Information

  • There is no maximum request amount, but in recent years awarded grants have ranged from $5,000 to $100,000 with an average amount of $35,000.
  • CFGB prefers requests that do not exceed 25% of the budget for the proposed project. Potential or secured support for the remaining 75% of the budget should be identified. That total cost and scale of the project should be reasonable, feasible, and sustainable in relation to the applicant’s overall budget and activities.
  • Organizations with documented revenue under $25,000 may only request a Seed Grant of $8,000 or less. Seed Grant applicants will not be required to submit a full proposal.
  • Organizations requesting a grant of $75,000 or greater MUST have an annual or semi-annual independent audit.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be currently designated a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization by the IRS or be a 501(c)(3) exempt religious institution or be a government entity. Private non-operating foundations are not eligible. Applicants may use a fiscal sponsor only if there is a meaningful mission fit and an existing working relationship between the two organizations.
  • Applicants must serve Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair or Walker counties in Alabama.
  • Large organizations with many branches or departments (e.g. colleges, universities, YMCA, public libraries) must submit requests from the president’s office or the development office.
  • An applicant with a current open grant from the Community Foundation may apply but must be upto-date on all reporting and should have a very compelling or timely reason for requesting a new grant.

For more information, visit CFGB.

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