Vision: Our focus is on the creation of a community culture that encourages, develops and commends good character in the individuals, families, faith and community organizations, schools, businesses and governments…by providing character training, resources, and best practices to all sectors of the community. 

The Character Foundation of North Alabama (CFNA) originated as The Community Mediation Foundation in 1999 to empower students to work together to resolve conflicts before they erupted into violence.

In 2001, our legislature passed State of Alabama Joint Resolution HJR 21, which declared Alabama a State of Character. As part of the Resolution, our legislature pledged to promote character in our schools, businesses, homes, churches, local governments, state agencies, media and community groups and urged the leaders of each of these areas to do the same. 

The Character Foundation of North Alabama works to collaborate with existing efforts to make them stronger and more effective. We also serve to fill the gaps in areas of our community where there is a void in existing character-development programs. 

We do this by:

  • Providing Training and Education
  • Providing Resources 
  • Sharing Best Practices

By pooling our resources together, we can make a much greater impact on our community's character.

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