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:
- 5 ways the Alabama Theatre is better than ever
- Get groovin’ + movin’ at the Tchaik 5K Virtual Race—sign up now
- #BMAfromHome empowers art lovers to learn, create + explore virtually
- Shop Magic City Art Connection’s virtual festival April 24-May 3
- PHOTOS: Red Mountain Theatre Company to develop $25 million Arts Campus in Birmingham’s Parkside District by summer of 2021
- “The Fantastic” opens Mar. 26—here’s what you need to know (sadly this one had to be cancelled due to COVID-19)
- Nominations open! The Vulcans Community Award recipients to be honored in exhibit
If you’d like to give to any of these beloved organizations, you can do so here:
- Alabama Theatre
- Alabama Multicultural Organization (AMOR)—look for the donate button on the right hand side
- Alabama Symphony Orchestra (ASO)
- Birmingham Children’s Theatre
- Birmingham Museum of Art—scroll down to the bottom
- Foundation for Arts + Cultural Connections (host of Magic City Art Connection)
- Lyric Theatre
- Opera Birmingham
- Red Mountain Theatre Company
- Virginia Samford Theatre
- Vulcan Park & Museum
In case you don’t see your favorite here, we’ve got a database of over 100 nonprofits and counting:
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:
- National Foster Care Month: 6 things Heart Gallery of Alabama wants you to know (from May 2019 but still 100% relevant)
- Meet the team supporting One Place Metro Alabama Family Justice Center + help give too
- See how United Ability continues to teach, care and love during the COVID-19 crisis
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:
- Over $513K awarded to 23 organizations in 2 weeks by the Community Foundation
- Statewide United Way Community Crisis Fund launched in response to COVID-19
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:
- Distance learning at The Altamont School is mission-driven and fun
- Take a walk through Birmingham Botanical Gardens—virtually, of course!
- BeeSC is buzzing—check out their pollinator gardens + learn how to make your own
- Meet the newest additions to the Birmingham Zoo + support local animal welfare nonprofits today
- Peek into your child’s future during Highlands School’s Open House Feb. 9 or Experience Highlands Day (already happened, but great info about the school)
- Support McWane Science Center as they provide at-home science during COVID-19
- Do your kids love music and art? Samford Academy of the Arts Summer Camp registration is open (all camps TBD at this time)
- Wondering why you should do a Montevallo MBA? Online classes are only one reason.
- The Altamont School
- Birmingham Botanical Gardens
- Birmingham Southern College
- Birmingham Zoo
- Highlands School
- McWane Science Center
- Samford University
- University of Montevallo
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.
- A day in the life of an AIDS Alabama social worker—how you can give now
- What to do with $1.05m? Thanks to BCRFA, UAB’s O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center gets to decide.
- How to keep your kiddos safe while at home, from a poison control expert
- 3 ways the American Red Cross is responding to COVID-19
- AIDS Alabama
- Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama
- Children’s of Alabama
- O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center
- Red Cross of Alabama
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and learn how you can partner with Bham Now.