The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham is set to advocate comprehensive public policy to accelerate economic opportunity for women. Imagine a working mom with a young child juggling two jobs to…Read more
Investing in innovative solutions to disrupt the cycle of poverty.
Alabama has the 3rd highest rate of women in poverty in the United States. As the state’s only philanthropic foundation solely addressing issues impacting women and girls, we’re working to change that.
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 removing barriers to women’s opportunity. Driven by research, we identify and fund innovative solutions to address critical needs and disrupt cycles of poverty. We utilize the power of transformational philanthropy 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 interrupt the cycle of poverty and advance women’s econ security. We leverage community investments to support nonprofit organizations that prioritize programs, policy, and initiatives that increase opportunities for women through education, job training, child care support, and housing.
Action without insight is meaningless. 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 combat economic insecurity for women. Without meaningful policy change, women and their families will never have a complete pathway to success. This is why we advocate for nonpartisan policies that accelerate economic opportunity.
Leslie H. Carlisle ChairCarlisle & Associates: Philanthropy Consulting, LLC Owner
Tracey Morant Adams Chair-ElectRenasant 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 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 SenUAB 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
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