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 bbj.com. 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 afpalabama.afpnet.org. 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
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
TumTum Tree Foundation
$1 million to $1.5 million category
Winner – Childcare Resources
Grace House Ministries
Junior League of Birmingham
More than $1.5 million category
Winner – The Dannon Project
Birmingham Museum of Art
Impact Family Counseling