February 5th, 2013


By Stan Diel | sdiel@al.com

on January 29, 2013 at 3:14 PM, updated January 29, 2013 at 3:20 PM

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Four of the 20 winners of new grants awarded by the Los Angeles-based nonprofit The Perlman Foundation are in Birmingham.

The foundation created by GHC Housing Partners President Gregory Perlman awarded a total of $111,000 to charitable organizations that serve low-income communities. The “Bridge the Gap” grants range in size from $1,000 to $10,000.

The awards were made in communities in which GHC does business. The company, which specializes in owning and operating low-income housing, owns Forest Hills Village, Summit Ridge and Valley Brook Section 8 family housing in Birmingham.

“We were overwhelmed by the quality of the Bridging the Gap applicants and the importance of their work,” Perlman said in a prepared statement. “Upon reviewing the applications, we decided to more than double our grant funding for this cycle and increase the number of awards from 15 to 20.”

The Birmingham organizations awarded grants:
–Alabama Poverty Project, Inc.
–Heart Gallery of Alabama
–Milo Group, Inc.
–New Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church Community Support Corp.