Programs & initiatives

With your help, we are committed to increasing generational wealth, sustaining smart communities, Supporting entrepreneurship, building stakeholder relationships, and assisting nonprofits, as well as other organizations in bolstering the Black community.

future forward

The Future Forward Fund provides an opportunity to access resources from trusted organizations who are committed to the success of black-owned businesses and expanding greater Birmingham’s small business ecosystem.

Our voice
our time

The Our Voice, Our Time Project is a video-voice project that provides youth and young adults the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts about their neighborhoods, communities, and the City of Birmingham, AL. The project is a proactive approach, using video, to empower youth and young adults to act as recorders and catalysts for change in their own communities.

Community Owned Grocery Stores

We are establishing Community Owned Grocery Stores. Each grocery store will bring ownership, employment opportunities, and healthy food choices to neighborhoods surrounded by food deserts. 

Department of
youth services

In partnership with the City of Birmingham and its Department of Youth Services, the Penny Foundation helps to expand programs. This includes the Kids and Jobs, as well as Common Ground initiatives.

let's work together!

 Are you interested in starting your own initiative? Let’s work together!