37+ Birmingham nonprofits to consider for COVID-19 #GivingTuesdayNow May 5

Birmingham, AL. Photo via @zacksyl on Instagram

At Bham Now, we partner with lots of companies and nonprofits that make our Magic City better. We’ve long known that Birmingham is one of the most generous cities in the country when it comes to charitable giving, and we know May 5th’s special COVID-19 #GivingTuesdayNow will be no exception. So pick your favorite nonprofit and give generously, whether on May 5 or any day.

Arts + Culture

Now that we can’t go see live theatre, music or art, we’re really missing all that these and other arts and culture organizations bring to Birmingham. We love the creativity they’re continuing to bring, and know that all that pivoting takes continued support.

Here are just a few of the stories we’ve produced lately about these local arts and culture organizations:

If you’d like to give to any of these beloved organizations, you can do so here:

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Children, Women + Families

So many organizations in this town do such good work with children, women and families. From forever homes to diapers to special needs services, they meet vital needs so people can survive and even thrive.

Here are recent stories about three of these fine organizations and what they do:

Give now:

Community + Economic Development

Community and economic development are essential at the best of times. Now that we’re in the middle of a global pandemic, they’re more important than ever. Find out some of the ways these two organizations are rising to the occasion:

Give now to support these nonprofits that make such a difference in our community.


Anybody who’s a parent or teacher has education on the brain at the moment. Even with some virtual graduations happening, many of us still have a few weeks left for homeschooling and online learning. Pretty much everybody’s feeling grateful for the people who have made education their full-time vocation, and we’re all missing familiar Birmingham institutions:

Give now:

Health, Medical + Wellness

Anyone who’s working in healthcare in any form is top of mind these days, and with good reason. Our city is full of heroes, and many of them really do wear scrubs.

Give now:


Temple Emanu-el Birmingham
“My house shall be a house of prayer for all people.” Photo via Sharron Swain for Bham Now

Whatever your religious tradition, chances are you’ve been leaning hard on it lately. Most institutions have worked to get streaming services up and running, and many are finding ways for people to stay socially and spiritually connected while remaining physically distant.

Give now to one of these, or pick your own:

We love our nonprofit clients and everything they do for Birmingham! Email hello@bhamnow.com and learn how you can partner with Bham Now.

Where are you donating on #GivingTuesdayNow? Shout out your favorite Birmingham nonprofit on Facebook or Instagram @bhamnow or on Twitter @now_bham!

Sharron Swain
Sharron Swain

Writer, Interviewer + Adventurer | Telling stories to make a difference

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