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Birmingham Change Fund has a challenge for you

Birmingham Change Fund logoThe Birmingham Change Fund has five days left to raise $1,200 and it’s seeking your help to get there.

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has partnered with the six-year old giving circle to help “increase the amount of new philanthropic dollars from the African American community.”

The organization recently saw a change in leadership as long-time chair Lyord Watson was succeeded by Projects Unlimited vice president Ed Fields.

We last featured BCF last April as they celebrated their fifth anniversary by awarding grants to four area nonprofits.

People are encouraged to give between now and December 31, 2010 or until the goal is reached. BCF will match donations up to up to $600 invested in the fund until then. Their new e-newsletter’s got additional information about how to take part in this effort.

Five years of making a change in Birmingham

Treasure Arts receives Birmingham Change Fund grantLast night, four area nonprofits became the latest recipients of funds from the Birmingham Change Fund. The BCF has existed since 2004, consisting of  “young professionals who desired to improve the quality of life of African Americans in their community.”

Pathways, Need a Chance, Treasure Arts and the Birmingham Urban League Young Professionals collectively received $5,500 during a reception at Events by LaNetta in downtown Birmingham to be used towards doing just that – the result of those young professionals forming a giving circle with support from Hindsight Consulting and the Ford Foundation. The special purpose fund is maintained at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham.

The image above shows representatives from Treasure Arts receiving their grant. Check back later this evening for photos of the recipients at yesterday’s ceremony.

Photo: acnatta/Flickr.