Arts, Culture and Community Assets

The Daniel Foundation recognizes that a thriving arts community contributes immeasurably to the quality of life in Birmingham and Alabama. Furthermore, the availability of arts and cultural offerings weave together our diverse population in important ways. We also believe that preservation of our unique historical, natural and cultural resources in Alabama is an important piece of this cultural backdrop.

We understand that our arts providers need both physical spaces and ongoing operational support to provide the stability and sustenance that they are uniquely positioned to provide. Regarding operating support, we specifically seek to assist arts organizations in achieving financial sustainability – preference for operating grants is therefore given to organizations that show strategies focused on this goal.

Our priorities:

• Operational support for arts organizations, particularly those with organizational sustainability strategies.
• Capital needs for arts organization, with preference given to organizations that the Foundation has supported in the past
• Community heritage, culture and historic preservation
• Projects that preserve greenspace and increase access to nature

Past Grants

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The Daniel Foundation helped fund the preservation of the history of the U.S.S. Alabama battleship with a grant of $25,000.  The funds will be used to bring static displays to…

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The Tennessee Valley Art Association, located in Tuscumbia, requested a one time capacity building grant to recruit and hire a full time Arts Program Director.  This position will supervise and…

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A grant for $90,000 over three years was made to Red Mountain Park to support programs and general operations.  Red Mountain Park was developed in 2005 from a land donation…

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The Alabama Blues Project received a grant from the Daniel Foundation for $10,000 for their after school camp and clubs.  Located in Tuscaloosa, the Alabama Blues Project seeks to preserve…

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A grant for $12,500 was made to support the Alabama Bicentennial Youth Art Initiative.  This program is designed to connect with the Alabama Bicentennial Celebration.  Through the program, teachers will…

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The Daniel Foundation made a grant for $12,000 to the Huntsville Community Drumline for their all area Youth Drumline and Drums After School Music program. These after school programs are…

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