The Community Foundation of South Alabama (CFSA) was founded in 1976 by a core group of civic and professional leaders to serve as a vehicle to promote charitable giving and build a permanent philanthropic resource to address the changing needs in Mobile and the surrounding areas.
The Community Foundation of South Alabama assembles and directs philanthropic assets to make southwest Alabama a better place.
The Foundation is committed to acting with integrity with all of our partners, and to be equitable, inclusive and transparent in all we do. We are passionate about developing long-term, sustainable relationships based on mutual respect and trust in order to create measurable impact in our communities.
What We Do
The Community Foundation is a tax-exempt, nonprofit public charity that assists individuals, families, corporations and nonprofit organizations with charitable giving. We invest charitable funds established by members of our community and use the returns to make grants to nonprofit organizations.
By understanding the unique needs of our community we connect philanthropists with capable nonprofits to ensure the needs of our communities are met. Count on our expert guidance, strategic grant-making and estate planning options to make your giving easy and effective. We work with more than 400 charitable funds and tailor each one to meet the unique charitable interests of individuals, corporations and nonprofit agencies.
The Community Foundation of South Alabama is in compliance with the National Standards of U.S. Community Foundations®. The National Standards Program is administered by the Council on Foundations, a membership of more than 2,000 grant-making foundations with a mission to expand, enhance, and sustain their ability to advance the common good.
The National Standards Program represents a community foundation’s commitment to go above and beyond federal and state law requirements to demonstrate accountability and excellence to communities, policymakers, and the public.
GuideStar Platinum Participant
The Community Foundation of South Alabama is committed to nonprofit transparency and accountability. Because of our progress towards this mission, we were recognized by GuideStar as a Platinum Nonprofit Participant.