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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A grant for $7,500 per year for 3 years was given to Magic City Smooth Jazz in support of their work. The Foundation shares in the goals of Magic City Smooth…

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The Foundation awarded a $50,000 challenge grant for the completion of a restoration project of the Carneal building in downtown Selma. This partnership supports the ArtsRevive vision for what Selma…

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Lyric Theatre

A gift of $250,000 was made to the renovation efforts of the historic Lyric Theatre in downtown Birmingham. This Birmingham Landmark’s project was an opportunity for the Daniel Foundation to…

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The Alabama Wildlife Federation received a grant for $75,000 towards the second phase of a capital campaign to complete the NaturePlex Welcome and Education Facility at the Alabama Nature Center….

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Burritt on the Mountain

The Daniel Foundation of Alabama awarded a $50,000 grant toward the organization’s goal of $1,000,000 for the construction of the Rosenwald Schoolhouse Museum. The project included the construction costs of…

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A grant for $15,000 was made to support the work of Cahaba River Society as they increase river access and connect the trails, history, and culture of Cahaba communities, as well…

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