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Compass Society Awards $125,000 in Grants to Regional Nonprofit Initiatives

The Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville is North Alabama’s regional community foundation and has a mission to mobilize generosity to improve quality of life across the region. Community foundations facilitate generosity to allow donors and nonprofit partners to address critical needs and build thriving communities. Created to “Map the Future,” the Compass Society of the…

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Women’s Philanthropy Society Grants $100,000 to Huntsville Housing Authority and Heart of the Valley YMCA to Support Childcare Initiatives

Huntsville, Alabama (October 23, 2023) – The Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville and the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber announce three new grant-funded initiatives targeted at addressing increased capacity for childcare in Huntsville. The Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville’s Women’s Philanthropy Society (WPS) – established for women by women – seeks to support strategic solutions addressing systemic…

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Get-A-Way Skatepark

The Greater Huntsville area is growing quickly as more and more people come to recognize all of the great things happening in our community. With this growth comes opportunity. This opportunity creating a chance for one local donor to remake history. The Community Foundation mobilizes generosity to improve quality of life in the eight quality…

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Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville’s Compass Society Awards over $100,000 to two local nonprofits for High-Impact, Collaborative Projects

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – The Compass Society, the Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville’s first Now and Later Fund, awarded two nonprofits serving the Greater Huntsville area a combined total of $107,165.02 for initiatives that were high-impact, collaborative, and spanned multiple areas of the Quality of Life framework. Created to “Map the Future” the Compass Society brings…

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Local Organizations Launch WillPower: A Collaborative Effort Encouraging Charitable Giving through Will and Estate Planning

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Huntsville’s nonprofit community launches WillPower, an educational campaign to boost awareness of charitable estate planning. While 63% of Americans make charitable donations during their lifetimes, only 8% of Americans include a gift to charity in their estate plans. WillPower is a collaborative effort to build brighter futures by encouraging local donors to…

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Women’s Philanthropy Society Grants $100,000 to First Stop and National Children’s Advocacy Center to Support Safety, Security, and Stability for Local Women and Children

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – The Women’s Philanthropy Society of the Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville is proud to partner with First Stop’s “S.A.F.E. Program for Homeless Women” with a $50,000 grant, and to support the National Children’s Advocacy Center’s “Handle with Care” project with a $50,000 for a total grant distribution of $100,000. The Women’s Philanthropy…

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Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville Announces 2022 Community Philanthropy Award

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – The Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville hosted a Community Philanthropy Award Reception on Monday, September 12, 2022 on the terrace of Redstone Federal Credit Union at Twickenham Square to honor the previous recipients of the Community Philanthropy Awards, and to announce this year’s award recipients.  The Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville’s Community…

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Community Foundation CEO and President Melissa Thompson Receives Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® Designation by the American College of Financial Services

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – The Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville CEO and President Melissa Thompson recently received the prestigious recognition of Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® designation by The American College of Financial Services. The Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®) designation is a certification ensuring that its recipients share a common body of knowledge to collaborate effectively…

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