Neighborhood Revitalization

We believe in the Purpose Built Communities’ holistic model for rebuilding strong neighborhoods. A strong cradle – to – adult educational pipeline, affordable mixed-income housing, wrap-around social services and local economic revitalization are necessary components to create livable communities and to break the cycle of poverty.

YWCA

YWCA

A grant of $75,000 to support the 2018 operations of YWoodlawn, which coordinates a wide array of partners offering support programs to the residents of the Woodlawn community.  These include tutoring programs for children, adult literacy programs, art enrichment, and youth development programs that encourage healthy lifestyles as well as the YWCA’s housing, domestic violence, and social justice services.  To learn more, go to www.ywcabham.org.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

A grant of $600,000 over two years to support a new housing development at Cascade Parc, formerly known as Cascade Plunge. Up to 40 new homes are planned for this area over the next 3 years. Habitat Birmingham also provides home ownership education classes to prepare home buyers for long-term home ownership success.

For more information, visit http://www.habitatbirmingham.org/

Urban Ministry

Urban Ministry

A $25,000 grant to support Urban Ministry’s shift from a charity-based model of neighborhood revitalization to an asset-based community development model in West End. The grant will support three AmeriCorps members who will focus on community development and home repair services for low-income residents, create marketing for the WE (West End) Community Gardens, and develop new strategic partnerships to support their work.

For more information, visit: urban-ministry.org.