Amplify Your Giving

For over 4 decades, the people of southwest Alabama have trusted the Community Foundation to fulfill their philanthropic wishes.  We bring together donors, organizations, and leaders for discussion which inspires solutions to issues pertinent to our community.

The Community Foundation supports what matters to you.  Just as our name says, we’re building a strong foundation for everyone in our community. We spur meaningful change.  We make a lasting impact.  We can help you build your legacy.

Whatever your philanthropic passion, you may establish a fund at the Community Foundation that best accomplishes your goal.  You may name your fund or you may wish to remain anonymous.  We accept cash, securities, real estate, and personal property.  We invest all of our funds so that they grow over time.  The Community Foundation offers a unique model of philanthropy which maximizes your charitable impact.

Whether it’s cancer research, a scholarship in memory of a child whose life was cut short, teaching young boys the importance of a high school diploma, whatever is dear to your heart, together we can make a difference. Let us help you create a fund at the Foundation.


The Benefits

Wise investment

An investment committee with over 250 combined years of financial advising experience directs the investment of the charitable funds.  We can demonstrate an exemplary investment performance.  By pooling and collectively investing the funds, we are able to maximize your charitable impact.

Fostered Family Giving

Our model of philanthropy allows families to instill the spirit of giving to their children and to continue to build their legacies.  We nurture the growth of funds so that future generations may carry on their families’ names and charitable giving for the causes they’re passionate about.

Trusted Stewardship

Generous donors have trusted the Foundation with their charitable giving for several decades, knowing their donations are in good hands.  Funds are administered through cost-efficient measures and best practices.

Maximized Tax Benefits

The Foundation accepts gifts of cash, securities, real estate, and other personal property.  This allows donors to receive the benefit of a tax credit that comes with their charitable contributions having a broader community impact.  We also work with financial advisors, accountants, and lawyers to assist their clients’ estate planning.

Lasting Legacies

The Foundation recognizes the importance of an endowed fund to create a legacy in perpetuity.  Whether created by a family, individual, or business, we can ensure their interests are supported for years to come.