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Six Local Nonprofits Receive Grants from Crestwood Women & Families Fund

Providing grants to address the issues and meet immediate needs of women and families in the Huntsville community.

Crestwood Medical Center and the Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville are happy to announce that six local nonprofit organizations in the Huntsville area will receive grants distributed from the Crestwood Women & Families Fund in 2018.

Available Grant Funding: Ruth and Lyle Taylor Endowment

Available grant funding for environmental conservation in Madison County, Alabama

The Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville is pleased to announce the availability of grant funding for environmental conservation in Madison County, Alabama. This grant is made possible by a generous endowment established by Lyle and Ruth Taylor.

Bunching Donations in A Donor Advised Fund

Community Foundation guides donors in "bunching" donations to combine multiple years' worth of donations in a single year to receive maximum tax benefits for your charitable contributions.

Community Foundation guides donors in "bunching" donations to combine multiple years' worth of donations in a single year to receive maximum tax benefits for your charitable contributions.

Community Foundation 2018 Community Philanthropy Awards

Bob and Phylis Baron and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama received the awards to thank them for their philanthropic focus

Community Foundation announces 2018 Community Philanthropy Awards at the ninth annual Summit on Philanthropy on Wednesday September 19 at the Jackson Center in Research Park.

Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville and the Crestwood Women & Families Fund Announce Grant Application Now Available

Grant-making fund for high-impact grants to address the issues and meet immediate needs of women and families in our community.

Crestwood Medical Center and the Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville announce that the Crestwood Women & Families Fund grant application is now available for nonprofit organizations seeking funding.

Tax Reform: What You Need to Know

Tax Reform:  What You Need to Know

Tax Reform:  What You Need to Know

Huntsville, AL - On May 2, 2018, Jared Sharp, CPA, Service Area Leader of Warren Averett's Huntsville Office Tax Division, presented, "Tax Reform: What You Need to Know." This event was sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville as part of the quarterly Philanthropic Advisors Network meetings. Mr. Sharp discussed how the recent tax reform legislation will impact clients’ charitable giving and tax strategies.

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Bridging the Generation Gap: Using Philanthropy to Create Successful Families

Bridging the Generation Gap:  Using Philanthropy to Create Successful Families

Bridging the Generation Gap:  Using Philanthropy to Create Successful Families

Huntsville, AL - On March 8, 2018, Jessica Hovis Smith, Vice President and Director of Financial Planning at Longview Financial Advisors, Inc., presented “Bridging the Generation Gap:  Using Philanthropy to Create Successful Families.” This event was sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville to provide our donors with the resources they need to help make our great community even better through philanthropy.

Family capital is broader that just money. It also includes human, intellectual, social, and financial capital.

  • Human capital - What are the individual attributes of each family member and how does the family use and share the skills of individuals within the family? How can the family enhance members’ skills?
  • Intellectual capital - What are the family’s core values and mission? How is the family using each member’s education and skills?
  • Social capital – What/who are the family’s connections? What are the family’s philanthropic goals and how can each individual contribute to the goals?
  • Financial capital – How can the financial capital be used to address the human, intellectual, and social capital? How will stewardship be addressed?

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SAIL Pilot Success Navigates to Second Year

The Community Foundation and The Schools Foundation Reverse Summer Learning Loss With Summer Learning Initiative

SAIL Pilot Success Navigates to Second Year

In its inaugural year, the North Alabama SAIL pilot program reported an average 2.3 months of reading gains and an additional 1.1 months of math gains during the summer of 2017.