Fred Smith, Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama

TITLE: Director, Stringfellow Health Fund Grants

FOCUS AREAS: Healthcare, health education, community/economic development

CONTACT:  256-231-5160 x26, fsmith@yourcommunityfirst.org

PROFILE:  Fred Smith is the director of the Stringfellow Health Fund grants program at the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama, in Anniston, Alabama.

His foundation bio shares:

Fred Smith has joined our team as Director of Stringfellow Health Fund Grants.  He has a Bachelor’s degree in marketing and a Master’s degree in Public Administration—both from Jacksonville State University. Fred is also a graduate of the Alabama Association of Not-for-Profit Executive Leadership certificate program.  Prior to joining the Community Foundation, Fred most recently served as an Instructor for Gadsden State Community College.  Prior to that position, Fred served as the Director of JSU’s Community Wellness program which received several local and state commendations for its contributions to community programming. Like our other new employees, Fred also has a connection to the Foundation.  He has written grants to, received grants from, and successfully managed grants for the Foundation and has served as a volunteer grant reviewer.  In addition to managing the Stringfellow Health Fund competitive grants program, Fred will also conduct grantee site visits, manage our poverty project to align our grant making with the community needs assessment, and coordinate the 100th anniversary celebration of Susie Parker Stringfellow’s will in 2020.