Helping Clients Have Family Meetings

Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

At November 2017 PAN meeting, Patti B. Black, CFP®, Partner at Bridgeworth, LLC, offered practical suggestions about organizing family meetings.  

Crestwood Women & Families Fund Grant Application Now Available

Not-for-Profit Organizations Can Apply to Request Funding for Community Projects

Crestwood Medical Center and the Community Foundation of Huntsville/Madison County announce that the Crestwood Women & Families Fund grant application is now available for nonprofit organizations seeking funding.

Community Foundation Announces New Corporate Giving Network

Network allows corporate grantmakers to learn, network, and collaborate

IMG 1150aThe Community Foundation of Huntsville/Madison County held the inaugural meeting of the Corporate Giving Network (CGN) today, which was hosted by Redstone Federal Credit Union.  The meeting was attended by 15 corporate giving and/or community relations officers from 12 local companies, including: ADTRAN, Inc., A-P-T Research, Inc., Crestwood Medical Center, Intrepid, Inc., Lockheed Martin, Modern Technology Solutions, Inc., nLogic, Redstone Federal Credit Union, Simulation Technologies, Inc., Torch Technologies, Inc., Trideum Corporation, Troy 7, Inc., and Venturi, Inc., as well as the Community Foundation who organized the network and the event.

The Schools Foundation Announces the Establishment of The Schools Foundation Endowment Fund

Schools FoundationHuntsville, AL, February 5, 2016 – The Schools Foundation (TSF) is excited to announce the establishment of The Schools Foundation Endowment Fund with $200,000 committed to date. This fund, held at the Community Foundation of Huntsville Madison County, will be a permanent source of capital that will provide financial support for the Huntsville City, Madison City, and Madison County School districts.

The Vector Wealth Strategies Community Impact Fund Honors Five Local Charities with Charitable Grants

Vector Wealth StrategiesHUNTSVILLE, AL – JANUARY 2016 – In August of 2015, The CornerStone Initiative and The Huntsville Inner City Learning Center were each selected to receive a $5,000 grant, the first of many, during the inaugural round of grants from the Vector Wealth Strategies Community Impact Fund, a donor advised fund set up by Vector Wealth Strategies, LLC through the Community Foundation of Huntsville/Madison County. In December 2015, The Wings of Faith Foundation was selected to receive a $4,000 charitable grant and The Liberty Learning Foundation and AGAPE of North Alabama were each selected to receive a $3,000 charitable grant.

Special Tax Bill Includes Extended Help for Charities

Provision Permits Tax-free Charitable Transfers from IRAs

Huntsville, Alabama – On December 18, Congress passed the PATH Act, which renews and makes permanent the IRA charitable rollover provision of 2006, making it easier for Americans to give to causes they care about. This provision has the power to help local charities strengthen their communities by allowing individuals to roll over up to $100,000 annually from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to charity without being federally taxed.

CAP & GOWN Project Fund Receives Two Major Grants

Fund is managed by the Community Foundation and provides college campus visits for underrepresented high school students in Huntsville

Huntsville, AL – The CAP & GOWN Project is a program started by J. O. Johnson High School teacher and wrestling coach Chris Scribner and his colleagues Emily Heller and Katharine Martin as a way to improve college matriculation rates and encourage students to consider continuing their education after high school graduation. CAP & GOWN scholars have toured over 60 colleges from Montgomery to Massachusetts, and also participate in student-led community service projects. Since those first college tours, the amount of college scholarship dollars has tripled for Johnson students, and the college matriculation rate for Johnson graduates has increased by 600 percent.

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