Robert R. Meyer Foundation

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The Robert R. Meyer Foundation is a charitable foundation established in 1942 by hotel magnate Robert Meyer and funded largely by his estate after his death in 1947. The purpose of the fund is " aid or promote charitable relief or assistance, improvement and betterment to the inhabitants of the City of Birmingham, Alabama and vicinity." After Meyer's death, his son Jack Meyer took over as director of the foundation.

Notable recipients of funding from the foundation include Advent Day School, the Alabama Ballet, the Alabama Humanities Foundation, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind, the Alabama School of Fine Arts, the Birmingham Botanical Society, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham Zoo, Children's Hospital, Highlands School, Indian Springs School, the McWane Science Center, the Metropolitan Arts Council, Miles College, Samford University, Southern Research, UAB, the United Way of Central Alabama, and the Vulcan Park Foundation.


  • "Leaving Its Mark: The Robert R. Meyer Foundation." (Summer/Fall 2010) Mosaic. Alabama Humanities Foundation, p. 15