submitting a proposal that results in a deep and direct impact in one or more of three
areas: education, health or economic security. The Community Impact Grant was envisioned to
support initiatives that have a lasting and measurable impact in our community. A committee
will review applications and select the finalists. UAB employees will cast their vote for the
recipient agency after review of a proposal video.
The application process for the 2016 UAB Community Impact Grant is closed. Please visit our site in the future to learn more about the finalist or to apply in 2017.
The following timeline is available for those who have been selected as semi-finalists and/or finalists for the 2016 Grant process:
October 19, 2016, Wednesday, 5:00 PM – Deadline to submit full proposals
November 9, 2016, Wednesday – Finalists present to CIG committee
November 16, 2016, Wednesday – Community Impact Grant finalists announced
December 14, 2016, Wednesday – Finalists presentations to UAB employees are filmed.
January 27‐ February 3, 2017 ‐ UAB employees vote electronically for the proposal that they
believe will make the greatest impact.
February 8, 2017 – Announcement of UAB Community Impact Grant recipient
February 2017 – Public Presentation at a UAB Basketball Game.
Questions? Contact Lisa Higginbotham at 205-934-1581 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Birmingham Public Library "Teens Engineer Birmingham"
2015 Community Impact Grant Recipient
UAB Employees voted and selected Birmingham Public Library's "Teens Engineer Birmingham" Grant proposal as the winner of the $50K grant. The program will provide STEM-based robotics curriculum at three library branches within walking distance of Birmingham City Schools. The programs goals include increase college acceptance rates and successful entrance into today's workforce. The program collaborates with UAB's School of Engineering Students.
Magic City Harvest
2014 Community Impact Grant Recipient
In December 2014, Magic City Harvest became the first recipient of UAB's Community Impact Grant. Annually, Magic City Harvest recovers two million pounds of excess perishable food and distributes nutritious food daily to people in need through collaborations with over 40 local charities. UAB employees voted to award $50,000 in employee contributions to purchase an additional 18 foot refrigerated truck to allow Magic City Harvest to distribute an additional 500,000 pounds of salvaged food annually. This is one more way the Benevolent Fund gives UAB employees a chance to improve lives and transform our community.