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Beeson Community Fund Grant

Grants to Birmingham Area, Alabama Nonprofits
to Benefit and Support Women and Children

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Junior League of Birmingham (JLB) - Beeson Community Fund

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LOI Date:


Deadline Date:

10/16/19 4:00 PM Receipt


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Grants starting at $25,000 to Birmingham Area, Alabama nonprofit organizations for programs that benefit women and children. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to applying. Funding is intended for the safety, health, education, well being, and financial stability of women and children, as well as for programs that promote arts and culture, research, volunteerism, advocacy, and training of women. These grants are intended for organizations serving Jefferson and Shelby counties.

The Beeson Community Fund seeks to maximize its impact by funding organizations and programs that can effectively and efficiently address needs that fit its areas of interest. The Fund encourages the use of the Beeson funds to leverage monies from other sources to have a greater impact on the population served. Preference is given to requests that:
- Benefit women and/or children in the Birmingham area
- Address a critical community need or opportunity
- Emphasize areas of community concern based on data received from relevant needs assessments like Kids Count Data, Alabama Maternal and Child Health Needs Assessment, or the United Way Needs Assessment.
- Build partnerships to address issues and promote systemic change within the community
- Build capacity as opposed to continuing operational expenses.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 137689

Estimated Size of Grant:

The minimum grant request is $25,000.

Term of Contract:

Multi-year grants will be entertained, but must be fully distributed within three (3) years of grant approval.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The grant process is open to all 501(c)(3) organizations within Jefferson and Shelby Counties that further the mission of the JLB .

No grants are made to or for:
- Individuals
- National fundraising drives
- Sponsorships
- Deficit funding
- Religious organizations for religious purposes
- Tickets for benefits
- Political organizations or candidates for public office
- Lobbying activities as prohibited under Section 501(c)(3)

Requests from large organizations with many branches or departments must come through the organization’s President’s office or the Development Office.

Pre-proposal Conference:

On Wednesday, July 17, 2019 an Information Session will be held at the Junior League of Birmingham (2212 20th Avenue South, 35223).

Pre-Application Information:

- Wednesday, July 17, 2019: Information Session. The Letter of Interest (LOI) application will be accessible starting Wednesday, July 17.
- Friday, August 16, 2019 (11:59 p.m.): LOI application deadline.
- Week of September 16: Notification to those invited to submit full application. Detailed instructions for submission will be provided.
- Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 11:59 PM: Full application deadline. Full applications will only be reviewed for those asked to submit one.

Grantees will be notified by January 31, 2019, with 75% of the funds available for immediate disbursement.

Application Instructions:


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Elizabeth Burgess, Beeson Community Fund Chair
Junior League of Birmingham
2212 Twentieth Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35223

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama: Birmingham Area - Jefferson and Shelby Counties