Creating more equitable communities.

EBSCO Community Impact (ECI) is a team member-led funding and volunteer program, designed to help create positive results through the support EBSCO provides. This annual program is dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations through monetary contributions and volunteer service.

Our nation is undoubtedly experiencing a tumultuous time. As we consider the current state of our world, from rethinking education and childcare access in the midst of a pandemic to the collective outcry in response to our ongoing national crisis of racial injustice— a spotlight has been placed on the deep-rooted inequity in our society. These harsh realities have a particularly acute impact right here in Alabama, the birthplace of the civil rights movement of the 1960s.

ECI 2021 focused resources and efforts towards organizations whose work specifically targets social inequity and racial inequality in the Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St Clair, and Walker counties.

Meet the 2021 EBSCO Community Impact Grant Award Winners

Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice is a non-profit, non-partisan organization founded in 1999 whose mission is to work to achieve justice and equity for all Alabamians. Read more: https://www.alabamaappleseed.org/

Alabama Possible is a statewide nonprofit organization that breaks down barriers to prosperity through advocacy, education, and collaboration. Read more: https://alabamapossible.org/

Albert Schweitzer Fellowship of Alabama addresses a wide variety of unmet health needs by creating and carrying out yearlong projects with direct service at its core. Read more: https://asfalabama.org/

Breakthrough Birmingham strives to reverse educational inequity by providing free, year-round, high quality, multi-year programs for middle and high school students. Read more: http://breakthroughbham.org/

Birmingham Children’s Theater is a professional theatre for young and diverse audiences, producing high-quality, professional theatrical entertainment and curriculum-relevant arts education experiences for children and families. Read more: https://www.bct123.org/

Greater Birmingham Ministries is a multi-faith, multi-racial organization that provides emergency services for people in need and engages the poor and the non-poor in systemic change efforts to build a strong, supportive, engaged community and pursue a more just society for all people. Read more: https://gbm.org/

Desert Island Supply Company is a creative writing and arts center that works alongside students as they develop the creative tools they need to explore and document their worlds. Read more: http://www.discobham.com/

HICA a community development and advocacy organization that champions economic equality, civic engagement, and social justice for Latino families in Alabama. Read more: https://hicaalabama.org/en/home

Preschool Partners is dedicated to preparing preschool children and their parents for kindergarten and success in school. Read more: https://www.preschool-partners.org/

Southern Environmental Center is the largest educational facility of its kind in Alabama, dedicated to showing individuals how they can protect and improve their local environments. Read more: https://www.bsc.edu/sec/

STAIR assists students in our community struggling with literacy, as a result of systemic racism and social injustice. Read more: https://www.stairbirmingham.org/

YouthServe unites diverse youth across real and perceived boundaries to build bridges, connect to community and sense of place, and lead positive change. Read more: http://youthservebham.org/

Information regarding 2022 grant submissions will be posted by September 2021. Questions about EBSCO Community Impact? Please contact: communityimpact@ebsco.com