Our Mission

The mission of the Davison Bruce Foundation is to invest in the mind, body, and spirit of humankind, blessing others that they may bless the world. As a Foundation, we gratefully acknowledge the gift of family and humbly aspire to give generously, in accordance with the example set by our maternal forerunner, Elizabeth Davison Bruce, who has lived her faith and loved in full.

Invest in the mind, the body, and the spirit of humankind, blessing others that they may bless the world.

Aid Vulnerable & Sustainable Rehabilitation

Lee County CASA also known as ‘court appointed special advocates’ and a program of Twin Cedars Youth and Family Services and the Alabama CASA Network, Inc., provide excellent training and supervision for their volunteers, enabling them to assist the courts and effectively advocate for children in crisis. Lee County CASA’s ‘Keeping Family Connections’ program offers a safe, comfortable, supervised setting for children to interact with their families, increasing the chances that they will be successfully reunited. One of our foundation members felt this work is so important, she trained and continues to serve as a CASA volunteer herself.

For more information, visit Lee County CASA at www.twincedars.org/program/lee- county-casa/ and Alabama CASA at and alabamacasa.org

We support the foster care ministry of Lifeline Children’s Services, Inc. Lifeline partners with local churches to recruit and train foster families and offers support in their foster care journey as well as continuing education and assistance for those who wish to build permanent families through the foster care process. Lifeline also offers education and support for birth families as they work to reunite with their children. Lifeline Children’s Services programming strives to provide quality foster families for children in need and walks alongside these children as well as both foster and birth families to provide the best possible service to everyone involved.

For more information, visit the Lifeline Children’s Services website at lifelinechild.org

Meet the latest members of the Homes of Hope for Children family! Homes of Hope has been providing unconditional love and a Christian home to children in crisis throughout Mississippi since the opening of their first home in 2010. The DBF family had a heart for this ministry before they even broke ground on their first building (which is pictured on our homepage). We are thankful for the life-changing work of this organization and the commitment they have made to children in Mississippi.

For more information, visit the Homes of Hope for Children website at hohfc.org

When Living Hope International, Inc. submitted their grant request to support this children’s home, the Davison Bruce Foundation viewed this as a Homes of Hope for Children in Honduras. We fostered the collaboration of the two organizations so that Living Hope could gain insight from the experience of Homes of Hope. In January 2017, Living Hope opened the doors of its first Children’s Home for girls. This home is also featured on our homepage- the building shown with the overshadowing rainbow.
Health & Wellness Services
The Just Keep Smiling Foundation provides unprecedented assistance to families with critically ill children, giving them the opportunity to focus on family relationships and caregiving rather than being pulled away by financial demands. The founders of JKS used their own painful stories to build this organization, knowing from experience that this kind of support could not be found anywhere else. We love the relational ministry here as well as their strong fiscal stewardship.

For more information, please visit their website at www.justkeepsmiling.org

Troup Cares Free Medical Clinic in LaGrange, GA identifies opportunities, seeks solutions and organizes community resources to improve access to health services resulting in a healthier and more economically viable Troup County. Dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the residents of Troup County, we encourage those in the area to join us in supporting this organization.

For more information, you may visit their website at troupcares.org

Smile-A-Mile walks alongside families who are affected by childhood cancer. Headquartered in Birmingham, AL, they provide hope, healing of the spirit and love for the whole family during the childhood cancer journey through year-round meaningful and educational programming to help those affected by childhood cancer thrive during treatment and beyond. They recently moved into Smile-A-Mile Place where kids and families gather to be in a continual place of healing for pediatric oncology patients, survivors and families no matter the stage of treatment or where they are in the cancer journey. Programming includes summer camps, sibling camps, family camps and camps for kids too sick to leave the hospital.

For more information, please visit the Smile-A-Mile website at www.smileamile.com

Christian Discipleship & Ministry Outreach
The vision of Immanuel Church is to be a diverse family of disciples living to make the real Jesus known in Birmingham and beyond. We not only love the vision of Immanuel Church but also their partnership with Lifeline Children’s Services in Birmingham, AL, by offering space and volunteers for Lifeline’s Families Count education and mentoring program.


For more information on Immanuel Church, visit www.immanuelbirmingham.com

The Kerusso Institute for Global Leaders offers education and training to produce transformational, servant-hearted global strong Christian leaders who work in life-changing organizations impacting their communities, countries, region and the world. Their exceptional model of relationship building, instruction and support provides a strong foundation for the gospel, carrying out their mission to expand throughout Southeast Asia.

For more information on The Kerusso Institute for Global Leaders, visit www.kerussoinstitute.org

We love the solid biblical, relational ministry model of Young Life as they provide unconditional friendship to Middle School and High School kids, ignoring all social, economic, and racial barriers. We are also thankful for our Young Life Auburn-Opelika college leaders and the discipleship training they receive to walk through life with the young people in our area.


For more information, please visit https://auburnopelika.younglife.org

The mission of Immersion Outfitters is to biblically expose, educate and empower men. With chapters in Texas and Liberia, Immersion fosters community with believers and seekers who share fun, adventure and accountability through study and service as they learn to accept each other’s challenges and imperfections while striving to live as disciples of Christ.

For more information, visit www.immersionoutfitters.com.
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love. 1 Corinthians 16:13-16

Truth in Nature is a ministry designed to reach young men who are growing up in fatherless and single parent families. Using the platform of exciting outdoor activities, Christian mentors are drawing these young men to Jesus and teaching them what it means to live out their faith. We love the way Truth in Nature is standing in the gap for boys who need strong male Christian role models.

For more information, visit truthinnature.org/

The Way 2 Serve Ministries fulfills their mission by bringing the Auburn-Opelika area community together to serve those in need, sharing the love of Jesus in practical ways. On their “My Jerusalem” service days, groups of God’s people share His love by visiting those in need while work is being completed on their home. The Way 2 Serve founder, Shane Kyles believes “it takes the entire body of Christ to accomplish all that is involved in repairing homes and repairing people.”

For more information, visit theway2serve.org/

Education & Scholarship

The Stegall Seminary Scholarship Endowment Foundation provides financial assistance to active seminary students from within the Alabama – West Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church. It is our privilege to continue her vision by establishing the Bettie Bruce Stegall Seminary Scholarship Fund which provides financial assistance for eligible students to attend seminary.

For more information, visit stegallscholarship.

“When Homes of Hope for Children was just a vision, the Davison Bruce Foundation took a chance and believed in our mission…”

Dr. Michael Garrett
Executive Director: Homes of Hope for Children

“[Bettie Bruce] truly believed in our cause to raise up effective young men and women to become Christ ministers and spread the good news of Jesus Christ.”

Dr. Karl Stegall
Stegall Seminary Scholarship Endowment Foundation