Foundation / Corporation
Joseph S. Bruno Charitable Foundation
Grants to Greater Birmingham Area, Alabama organizations to promote health and education in local communities. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application. Program areas include, but are not limited to, community health and education.
Successful grant applicants share these characteristics:
-Strong staff and board leadership
-Track record of sustainable operations and funding
-A commitment to working in partnership with other nonprofits and government agencies
-Broad base of financial support
-Proven program effectiveness
Types of Support
In some cases, the Foundation will consider general operating support grants for programs that match the foundation’s priority focus areas. The Foundation also makes a limited number of multi-year and capital grants to organizations that can demonstrate broad community impact in one of the focus areas.
Grantmaking Focus and Priorities:
A healthy and educated community is the foundation’s priority and strategic commitment.
Community Health - Good nutrition, quality health care and positive emotional environments are vital to the health and well- being of children and adults. Many families in the Birmingham area lack access to healthy and affordable food and adequate health services. The foundation supports programs that:
-Expand and improve access to health care and healthy and affordable food for vulnerable populations.
-Encourage healthy behavior, improved mental and physical health and promote wellness and preventive measures.
Education - Opportunity and success are dependent on a quality education and all students need opportunities to prepare them to succeed in school and work. The foundation’s resources are targeted to underserved students to improve academic performance, graduation rate and job readiness.
-Promote school readiness and quality early childhood education
-Ensure students have reading and math grade level skills
-Provide youth development programs that offer mentoring and tutoring
Other focus areas include:
-Responding to community needs by providing basic human services for at risk children and adults living in poverty or with disabilities.
-Improving the community by providing families with safe places to live, exercise and play.
-Bringing arts and cultural activities to all people to enrich lives, build community and fuel a prosperous creative economy.
GrantWatch ID#: 180846
The Foundation makes a limited number of multi-year grants.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Christie Smith, Grants Management Assistant
USA: Alabama: Greater Birmingham Area