Birmingham Foundation

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

Birmingham Foundation Executive Director Mark Bibro
to Transition Out of Leadership Role

Mark Bibro, Executive Director of the Birmingham Foundation, announced his intention to transition out of the organization’s leading role. Bibro is only the second executive director of the Birmingham Foundation, which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary.  Mary Phan Gruber, now Executive Director of the Jefferson Regional Foundation was the first.

 

Bibro has served as the foundation’s senior executive for 13 years and previously served on its board of directors for 8 years. “After 21 years of service to the Birmingham Foundation, it is time for the Foundation to identify a dynamic and capable next leader to serve the Hilltop,” said Bibro. He intends to continue advising the Foundation on its mission-related investments in real estate development in Pittsburgh’s Hilltop. 

 

The foundation has an annual grantmaking budget of $1 million and exclusively serves the 15203, 15210 and 15211 zip codes (South Side and Hilltop neighborhoods) of Pittsburgh. In early 2020, the Birmingham Foundation underwent a strategic shift and began allocating 100% of grant funding to early childhood education and real estate development projects. Last month, the Foundation relocated its headquarters to the Knoxville neighborhood to be more embedded in the communities it serves.  

 

Foundation President Terry Wirginis and Vice President Jack Simmons announced their intention to conduct a search for the next Executive Director.  A board committee will oversee the search, which will take place over the next several months.  

The Birmingham Foundation is seeking a new Executive Director.
Email resumes to birminghamfdn@gmail.com

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2021 fall grant is now closed!

The 2021 Fall Grant Cycle is now closed!  For those of you who submitted a Letter of Intent (LOI), you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to continue.

Please watch the website late December/early January for dates on our 2022 Spring Grant Cycle.

If you are a first time applicant or have any questions, please call Mernie at 412-481-2777.

2021 fall grant is now closed!

The 2021 Fall Grant Cycle is now closed!  For those of you who submitted a Letter of Intent (LOI), you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to continue.

Please watch the website late December/early January for dates on our 2022 Spring Grant Cycle.

If you are a first time applicant or have any questions, please call Mernie at 412-481-2777.

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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.

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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.

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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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