Our Mission

Fortitude Foundation strengthens and expands public service opportunities in Montgomery, Alabama and the surrounding area by: 

  • Serving as a resource and conduit to impact the educational, economic, cultural and social lives of the local community
  • Preparing (especially African American and minority) women, children, and the elderly to make greater contributions in this community 
  • Soliciting funds to support and strengthen the programs of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 
  • Granting funds to organizations whose initiatives are consistent with Delta's Programmatic thrusts
  • Promoting the support of critical issues affecting African-American women and their families
  • Serving as a fiscal agent for charitable contributions to public service and scholarship programs



As a founding member of the Fortitude Foundation, Inc. I am elated to serve as its current chair and grateful for the path that the past chair, Stacia Robinson, has laid.
When the Fortitude Foundation was established, it was designed with community service and determination in mind. Some 15 years later our mission is still the same and we plan to continue to higher heights. During my tenure, it is my hope to expand programs, connect more with communities, and continue serving as a resource.

Our mission states “Igniting the Flame of Philanthropy to Promote: Education, Economics, Political Action and Awareness, Better Physical and Mental Health for women and underserved communities.” Our board, past, and present, consists of an array of talents and are committed to using them to amplify the voices of our community. In order for us to serve and be a service, it is necessary to hear from you, the community. I invite you to join us on this journey. If you have any suggestions, projects, and/or concerns that you would like the Fortitude Foundation, Inc. to engage in, please contact us.

In Service,

Tamara Cofield

The Fortitude Foundation operates exclusively for charitable purposes adhering to the guidelines of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or any corresponding provisions of any future United States Internal Revenue law). It fosters and promotes community-wide interest and concerns for the problems of the disadvantaged and under-represented citizens of the State of Alabama.

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