The Penny Foundation is a Birmingham, Alabama-based community chest working to eliminate economic inequality in the Black community. The Penny Foundation connects people, organizations and resources in the areas of family, economics and community development through the lens of technology and innovation.
We accomplish our mission through grantmaking, programming and donor advised funds. Our programs, funds and grants are informed by a staff, board of directors and volunteers who have an intimate understanding of the community’s history, culture, politics and population. We serve as a philanthropic vehicle for people to focus their resources in the Black community.
Lyord Watson, Jr.
Accounting & Business Consultants
Janine L. Smith, Esquire
Global Business Advisors
Director of Strategic Programs, Advantage HR Consultant
Executive Associate Director of Athletics for External Affairs
BEx Transformation – VP, Compliance Officer Birmingham Chapter Volunteer Board | 2020 Economic Development Coordinator
Co-Founder, Chief Strategic Officer
BLOC Global Group
VP, Economic and Social Impact