Birmingham Foundation

Independent community-focused foundation dedicated to youth-oriented and human services grantmaking in South Pittsburgh

Grant Cycle Status

The latest news on our grant cycle status

FALL GRANT CYCLE POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING

To facilitate the arrival of our new executive director, the Birmingham Foundation will next call for proposals in the spring of 2023.  Throughout the fall, the foundation will be reaching out to grantees and will conduct listening sessions to share our strategic plan.   

 We thank you for all the great work you do on behalf of our community.

Please check back to the website at the beginning of the year to get dates for the Spring Grant Cycle.

As always, please call Mernie at 412-481-2777 if you have any questions.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

FALL GRANT CYCLE POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING

To facilitate the arrival of our new executive director, the Birmingham Foundation will next call for proposals in the spring of 2023.  Throughout the fall, the foundation will be reaching out to grantees and will conduct listening sessions to share our strategic plan.   

 We thank you for all the great work you do on behalf of our community.

Please check back to the website at the beginning of the year to get dates for the Spring Grant Cycle.

As always, please call Mernie at 412-481-2777 if you have any questions.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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A Message from New Executive Director, Michelle Figlar

I am thrilled to return to South Pittsburgh where I raised my family with the great honor of leading the Birmingham Foundation.

In my service as a member of the Board of Directors for the foundation, I learned so much from my fellow board members, Mark Bibro, and Mernie Schafer. These neighborhoods have remarkable families, unique places, rich histories, and great opportunities. We at the Birmingham Foundation are poised to continue to change the lives of young children in this area.

The Birmingham Foundation finds success through investing in key partnerships in South Pittsburgh. To grow this success, I hope to better understand the hopes and aspirations of this community. I offer my experience in philanthropy and early childhood education to lead the foundation, and I seek in turn to learn what this neighborhood has to offer. I look forward to meeting the grantees, the residents, and the people who live, work, learn, and play in the South Pittsburgh neighborhoods.  As I begin this work, I plan to host listening sessions and to visit the amazing neighborhood non-profits. We at the Birmingham Foundation rely on the community to be partners in our success. I look forward to our work, together.

 

Our

Vision

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The Birmingham Foundation serves as a change agent for children in South Pittsburgh through the dynamic use of resources such as grantmaking, information-sharing, partnering and leveraging of assets.

Our

Vision

The Birmingham Foundation serves as a change agent for children in South Pittsburgh through the dynamic use of resources such as grantmaking, information-sharing, partnering and leveraging of assets.

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←   WE’VE MOVED   →

The Birmingham Foundation offices have moved!   Our new address is:

320 Brownsville Road ~ Pittsburgh ~ PA ~ 15210

Same Phone Number!  Same Smiling Faces!


GOODBYE TO A FOUNDING BOARD MEMBER

Roberta Smith, a founding member of the Birmingham Foundation, passed away recently.  She was a devoted mother to Tom, Sandy, Tim, and Wendy while being the founder and longtime editor of The South Pittsburgh Reporter. Roberta dedicated her life to the people of South Pittsburgh serving on many boards and committees. This remarkable woman will truly be missed and her passion for helping people in our neighborhoods will be long remembered.

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