Friday, February 20, 2009

MATCHING GIFTS - Double your donations

Matching Gifts Programs

To encourage personal giving, many corporations have established Matching Gifts Programs. Please ask your employer if they have a matching gift program. To facilitate the matching gifts process, please obtain a matching gift form from your place of employment. Complete the application and submit it to the Walker Area Community Foundation, POB 171, Jasper, AL 35502.

A partial list of corporations with matching gifts programs are listed below. Please contact the Walker Area Community Foundation at 205-302-0001 for further assistance.
Alabama Power Company • Alcan Aluminum Corporation • AllState • Amoco • AmSouth Bank • AmSouth Bank Foundation • AT & T • Auto Zone BellSouth • Blue Cross/Blue Shield • Chubb Life America • CIBA-GEIGY • Cooper Industries Foundation • Dow Chemical • Duracell, Inc. Ernest & Young • Exxon • Exxon Foundation • Fidelity and Deposit • Ford Motor Co. • General Electric • Goodyear Hewlett-Packard • Hoechst Celanese • IBM • International Paper • James River • JC Penney • Johnson & Johnson • Kimberly Clark • K-Mart Martin Marietta • Merril Lynch • Metropolitan Life • Mobil Foundation • Monsanto Chemical Co. • Nabisco • New York Times Foundation Paccar Foundation • Parisian • Parker Hannifin Corporation • Pepsi-Cola • Philip Morris • Proctor & Gamble • R.J.R. Nabisco • Russell Corporation Shell Oil • Smith Kline Beecham Sonat Foundation • Southern Company • State Farm • State Farm Insurance • Temple-Inland Foundation • Tenet-Healthcare Corporation • Tenneco • Texaco • The Boeing Company • The Home Depot • Time Warner Foundation • Tom's Foods Incorporated • U.S. Sprint • U.S. Steel • United Parcel Service • United Technologies • Vulcan Materials • Wal-Mart • West Point Pepperell • Westinghouse • Weyerhaeuser Whirlpool Corporation • Winn-Dixie • Xerox • Xerox Foundation

Monday, February 16, 2009

Grant Training - March 5, 2009 9am - 1pm @ CHS

From: Alabama Rural Action Commission
Gerald Dial, Executive Director
Do You want To know more about:
funding for community development?
funding for economic development?
funding for education improvement?

SAVE THIS DATE! march 5, 2009
9:00AM TO 1:OOPM
Community Health Systems Building
204 19th Street East
Jasper, AL 35501
Seating is Limited
Light refreshments will be provided
Please RSVP by February 27, 2009
Contact: Chamber of Commerce (205) 384-4571 Email:

Presented by:
Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
Bill Johnson, Director

Friday, February 13, 2009

Heritage Center Construction Underway

Reconstruction on the Heritage Center is going very well. General Contractor Jimmy Hodges indicated that the work is on track and might be finished by summer '09.

WACF Grant Deadline is March 2, 2009

Since March 1, 2009 is a Sunday. Grants must be received by the C.O.B. on Monday March 2, 2009 at the Foundation's offices. Email - electronic submission is preferred. Thanks

Comm Fnd of Greater Birmingham - Application Process

Please note that the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham's competitive grant guidelines have changed temporarily for 2009 as part of our response to local and national economic conditions.


CLICK the link below to access the new guidelines and revised applications.

To assist in our planning for the upcoming grant cycle, we are asking those agencies who are eligible to participate in the spring 2009 grant cycle and plan to submit a grant request complete a short electronic form expressing their intent to file (a grant application in the spring 2009 cycle).

Just send an e-mail to me at requesting the link to the 'intent to file' form.


James McCrary, Senior Program Officer
Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
(205) 327-3812