BBH Community Fund Grants

Brookwood Baptist Health (BBH) Community Fund Grants

Baptist Health Foundation recognizes that your opportunity for health starts long before you need medical care. Health begins where we live, learn, work and play. Our mission is to provide charitable resources that support the improvement of health and wellness, provide social assistance for those whose circumstances have made them vulnerable to poor health, and to promote education in the communities served by Brookwood Baptist Health, in a way that furthers the healing ministry of Christ.

Brookwood Baptist Health values Baptist Health Foundation’s commitment to this mission. In addition to their annual contribution of $40 million dollars in uncompensated care provided to the communities who entrust their care to the health system, BBH is now dedicating their remaining philanthropic dollars to a donor fund managed by Baptist Health Foundation to fund non-profits whose initiatives align with this mission and provide programming aimed at improving health and wellness in our communities.

Collectively, we seek to support organizations and program initiatives through program grants whose purpose is to provide resources for people who face significant barriers to better health.  

Baptist Health Foundation will consider grant applications to the BBH Community Fund from nonprofit organizations that have tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. Priority will be given to organizations that operate within Jefferson, Shelby, Walker and Talladega counties and serve patients of Brookwood, Princeton, Shelby, Walker and Citizens hospitals.  Through this particular BBH provided fund, we are UNABLE to accept applications for;

  • Individuals
  • Sponsorships for fundraising events
  • Organizations outside of our defined service area
  • Political organizations or candidates for public office

BHF considers general operating support as an important part of providing services and programs for those in need and may be included in your grant request, up to 20% of the grant. Multi-year grants will not be considered. Organizations may only receive one grant during the calendar year and after three consecutive years of funding, organizations must sit out one year before re-applying.

To submit a grant for consideration, please send a letter of request to:

Alison Scott
Executive Director
Baptist Health Foundation
P.O. Box 830605
Birmingham, AL 35283-0605

 Your request should include the following:

  • Name and contact information of organization.
  • Brief description of program or service for which you wish to receive funding.
  • Brief explanation of how that relates to the health and wellness needs of vulnerable patient populations in our community.
  • Budget for the request, to include any administrative costs not to exceed 20% of total request.
  • A copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) designation letter.