The Cultural and Educational Advancement Foundation, Incorporated, “CEAF” as it is commonly referred, exists for the sole purpose of improving the human condition through implementation and support of various community programs. These programs generate funds for scholarships; provide cultural enrichment and/or financial support to the community irrespective of race, religion or natural origin. CEAF was organized for charitable purposes, as determined by the Internal Revenue Service under exempt organizations as a 501(C) (3). CEAF accomplishes its mission through the support of corporations, individuals and groups who share the Foundation’s interests and commitment to the community.


CEAF In Action

The Cultural and Educational Advancement Foundation has contributed thousands of dollars since its inception to charities, scholarships to deserving students, engaged in community outreach, contributed to the quality of life of individuals and the community at large.

We have served the needs of the community in education, cultural activities, funded initiatives and provided volunteer services to local events. Listed below are programs and initiatives that the Foundation has supported with passion, energy and a spirit of excellence:


  • Life Skills Program – Birmingham City Schools
  • Center Street Middle
  • Inglenook K-8
  • Birmingham Museum of Art
  • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
  • Summer Reading Programs
  • Titusville
  • Pratt City
  • Smithfield
  • Five Points West
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Greater Birmingham Ministry
  • Childcare Resources

  • James Lewis Tennis Association – Scholarship
  • Eddie Gibson Ministry
  • Heifer Foundation
  • Pathways
  • YWCA
  • BCRI – Fred Shuttlesworth Dinner
  • Yes Ambassadors
  • Alabama AIDS Outreach
  • Miles College Library Fund
  • Wells Fargo Homeownership and Financial Empowerment Conference
  • Jazz Night Fundraiser for the American Heart Association