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UAB Community Impact Grant
Grant Process For Nonprofits
The UAB Community Impact Grant will be awarded to one nonprofit or a coalition of nonprofits 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 2017 UAB Community Impact Grant is now open. The deadline for applications is 5:00pm on August 16, 2017.

An informational meeting for interested nonprofits will be held at 8:30am on Thursday June 15, 2017 in the UAB Administration Building Penthouse. Please RSVP to

Questions? Contact Lisa Higginbotham at or 205-934-1581.

Birmingham Public Library "Teens Engineer Birmingham"

2015 Community Impact Grant Recipient

Birmingham Public Library Teens Engineer Birmingham
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.

Magic City Harvest UAB Food Truck

Support the Benevolent Fund for the 2016 Community Impact Grant & Local Agency Grant Programs.