Birmingham Business Journal Award

Meet the winners in the 2018 BBJ Nonprofit Awards

By   – Managing Editor, Birmingham Business Journal

Birmingham is fortunate to have one of the most philanthropic communities in the nation.

While that philanthropy obviously is a testament to the giving hearts of the local community, it also reflects the quality of local nonprofits.

Birmingham is home to a number of charities, nonprofit initiatives and organizations that are raising the local quality of life, helping those in need and, ultimately, playing a role in the economy through a variety of programs.

Each year the Birmingham Business Journal awards those nonprofits that are making a big difference in the community in the Nonprofit Awards, which recognize both nonprofit organizations and companies that support the local charitable and philanthropic communities.

Honorees were selected based on nominations received at Finalists and winners were chosen by an editorial committee at the BBJ.

Later this year, the BBJ is partnering with the Association of Fundraising Professionals to honor the philanthropists, advisers and others who shape the local philanthropic scene in the annual National Philanthropy Day Awards. You can make nominations for those awards at The deadline is June 30.

Less than $250,000 category

Winner – East Lake Initiative

Blanket Fort Hope



$250,000 to $500,000 category

Winner – Red Mountain Grace

Alabama Environmental Council

Alabama Possible

Laura Crandall Brown Foundation

Red Mountain Park

$500,000 to $1 million category

Winner – The Literacy Council of Central Alabama

Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center

HEAL, Alabama

M-POWER Ministries

TumTum Tree Foundation

$1 million to $1.5 million category

Winner – Childcare Resources

Grace House Ministries

Junior Achievement

Junior League of Birmingham

Triumph Services

More than $1.5 million category

Winner – The Dannon Project

Birmingham Museum of Art

Impact Family Counseling

REV Birmingham

United Ability

Woodlawn Foundation

Corporate Citizen