Positioning Strategic Assets
Supporting and Strengthening our Community Resources
A community is made up of unique and culturally significant community assets. The health and preservation of those assets is important in preserving a common shared experience that strengthens that community. We believe that the success of our community depends on the strength of its partners – those institutions that contribute to making a thriving, livable community. We are committed to their success.
The Foundation has identified several key outcomes that guide our grant making in positioning our community’s strategic assets:
- Birmingham’s key civic, health and educational partners are strong contributors to the vibrancy of our city.
- These key partners are readily accessible and available to all Birmingham metro residents.
The Birmingham Zoo
One of Alabama’s most popular tourist attractions, the Birmingham Zoo offers engaging educational programming both on- and off-site. The Zoo’s emphasis on conservation and preservation promotes greater appreciation of our natural environment. For more information, visit www.birminghamzoo.com.
Historic Bethel Baptist Church
Home church of The Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth and considered by many to be the birthplace of the modern Civil Rights movement, Historic Bethel Baptist offers insight into how the Birmingham movement brought the struggle for civil rights to the national forefront. Historic Bethel Baptist continues to educate visitors about this important issue. For more information, visit www.bethelcollegeville.org.
Vulcan Park and Museum
Vulcan Park is home to Birmingham’s most visible and recognized landmark, the 56 foot high iron statue of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire and forge and a symbol of Birmingham’s iron origins. The site also houses a museum that offers exhibits on Birmingham’s history and development. For more information, www.visitvulcan.com.