A core goal of the Huntsville Championship is giving back, and each Korn Ferry Tour stop benefits a local charity. We’re proud to partner with the Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville as our tournament’s featured charitable beneficiary.
The mission of the Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville is simple, yet impactful. Their mission is to improve the quality of life within the greater Huntsville community through philanthropy. Huntsville companies, private donors and business leaders utilize the Community Foundation to donate to 501(c)(3) organizations across the country. However, the vast majority of these gifts support causes in the local community, creating a tangible difference directly benefitting the people of Huntsville. The Community Foundation is the hub of philanthropy in the community, connecting donors and local nonprofit partners for the benefit of all residents within the greater Huntsville area.
The Huntsville Championship will now provide a week of professional golf instead of the Foundation’s Classic Golf Tournament, usually played Mother’s Day weekend. Now, golf fans will have the opportunity to play with the Korn Ferry Tour golfers through the Pro-Am event or watch tournament play through a variety of ticket options.
Huntsville Championship proceeds will benefit both the Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville and the new Huntsville Hospital Foundation Fund at the Community Foundation.
Our future generations depend on those with a strategic vision for the future and the generosity to make a gift today. At the heart of our work lies the Catalyst Endowment, a fund for the innovators and pioneers in this community. A Catalyst Endowment gift, when co-invested with countless others, has exponential potential to impact our community in big ways with strategic solutions that solve our community’s systemic issues.
Named after Huntsville native, stage actress, and philanthropist Tallulah Bankhead, Toasting with Tallulah gathers local leading ladies for a night of socializing and support for the work of the Women’s Philanthropy Society. This year, the girls’ night out with a purpose will raise funds to support local programs for women and children in our community affected by opioid abuse and substance addiction.
Summer Adventures in Learning (SAIL) is a collective impact project that works to overcome summer learning loss which disproportionately impacts low-income students, in part due to the “opportunity gap” with regard to access to summer enrichment opportunities. SAIL brings funders together with program providers, the three local school districts, The Schools Foundation, and the Community Foundation to work collaboratively to improve student outcomes through an intentionally academic summer camp that boosts math and reading skills for hundreds of local students.
The Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville’s Women’s Philanthropy Society is a legacy of love created for women, by women. Each year, this group of passionate and committed community leaders awards a high-dollar grant to create systemic change around one key focus area affecting women and their families. To date, grants totaling $125,000 have been awarded to bring strategic solutions to homelessness and mental health needs. In 2020, the Women’s Philanthropy Society is focusing on substance abuse/opioid epidemic.
Created for emerging philanthropists, give256 is a giving circle for young professionals in the greater Huntsville area who want to make a positive impact in our community. This innovative program allows individual gifts of $256 to collectively support a wide range of community-based projects through grants to local nonprofits. As Huntsville’s first giving circle, give256 unites, encourages, and informs those with a heart for generosity to encourage philanthropy in a new group of donors.