Today The Women’s Fund launches an emergency relief fund for at-risk child care centers serving essential workers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn More and Give As the state’s first and only foundation specifically investing…Read more
Investing in innovative solutions to accelerate economic opportunity.
Since our founding in 1996, The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham has invested over $5 million in initiatives, research, and policy to strengthen our community by building equitable opportunities for women.
Driven by research, we identify and fund innovative solutions to address critical needs and remove barriers to create deep, long-lasting change for our region and state.
As Alabama’s first and only philanthropic foundation solely addressing the unique needs of women and girls, we leverage the resources of generous individuals, nonprofits, corporate partners, and community leaders to build a world where all women thrive.
By accelerating opportunities for all women, we also strengthen entire families and communities today and for generations to come.
The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham accelerates economic opportunity for women and their families through philanthropy, research, and advocacy.
We envision a society where power and possibility are not limited by gender.
Our grants support high-impact interventions proven to accelerate women’s economic opportunity and disrupt the cycle of generational poverty. We leverage community investments to support organizations that prioritize programs and public policy advocacy to remove barriers for women and their families through education, job training, child care support, housing, and more.
What gets measured gets changed. Our rigorous research guides all areas of our work and serves as a resource for statewide nonprofits, policy makers, and leaders making their case to secure needed funding and to implement innovative solutions to elevate women.
It is not enough for us to invest solely in programmatic solutions to accelerate economic opportunity for women. Without meaningful change in systems, women and their families will never have a complete pathway to success. This is why we advocate for nonpartisan policies that break down barriers.
Leslie H. CarlisleCarlisle & Associates: Philanthropy Consulting, LLC Owner
Tracey Morant Adams ChairRenasant Bank Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer
Lindsey AllisonAllison, May & Kimbrough, LLC Attorney
Lajuana Tucker BradfordRegions Senior Vice President, Regional Community Development & Partnerships Manager
Emily BranumCommand Alkon, Inc. General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Rosanne CrockerCommunity Volunteer
Dr. Nancy E. DunlapLister Hill Center for Health Policy, UAB School of Public Health Professor Emerita and Scholar
Brantley FryOffice of U.S. Senator Doug Jones State Director
Maye HeadRam Tool Chairman
Wendy M. HoomesAlabama Power Company Assistant Comptroller
Tonya JonesTonya Jones SalonSpa Owner
Kathy N. PhillipsBetter Basics, Inc. Program Coordinator
Quentin RigginsAlabama Power Company Senior Vice President, Governmental and Corporate Affairs
Guin RobinsonJefferson State Community College Associate Dean of Economic Development
Dr. Pia SenUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health Professor
Dawn Helms SharffBradley Partner; Birmingham Office Managing Partner
Mary Ann Smith-JanasMarketry, Inc. President
Cindi ViceBlue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Nancy WattsCommunity Volunteer
Stephanie WoodsUAB Medicine Associate Chief Nursing Officer
A Note from President & CEO Melanie R. Bridgeforth As an organization with a core mission of social change and improving the lives of others, our hearts are heavy given the already…Read more
Our 2020 Agenda for Women includes bold policy priorities for inclusion of women in the workforce and highlights women as key drivers of the state’s economy. The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham…Read more