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The Joseph S. Bruno Charitable Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-28

At A Glance

The Joseph S. Bruno Charitable Foundation

P.O. Box 530727

Birmingham, AL United States 35253-0727

Telephone: (205) 879-0799


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-11-30)

Assets: $10,687,126

Total giving: $598,000






Established in 1985 in AL

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for 1) education, particularly to prepare children for success in school, as well as to support school readiness, quality early childhood development and early intervention, and working with families and youth service organizations to insure academic success and prevent school dropout; and 2) community health and services, particularly to promote healthy behavior, wellness, and prevention; and to improve access to health care for vulnerable populations, and provide opportunities for families that encourage healthy lifestyles and improved mental and physical health. The foundation also has secondary focus areas in: basic services for at-risk families and children, family literacy and adult education, community improvement and nonprofit capacity building, culture and increasing accessibility to the arts, and philanthropy and volunteerism. The foundation considers programs that have matching or other funds from government, other foundations, corporate or private funding. Organizations and programs that show collaboration and sharing of ideas and resources are strongly encouraged.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Cancers
  • Community and economic development
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • Public affairs
  • University education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-11-30

Assets: $10,687,126 (market value)

Expenditures: $780,452

Total giving: $598,000

Qualifying distributions: $744,303