Black Belt Community Foundation Awards $126,555 for 2021 Community Grants

Online Awards Ceremony - Saturday, Sept. 11 at 10AM CDT; The Black Belt Community Foundation is excited to announce the 2021 Community Grants Awardees from across the Black Belt region. Community-based organizations from Bullock, Choctaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, and Wilcox Counties applied for grants across the summer. Over $126,000 is being awarded to 44 community organizations. - September 09, 2021

Black Belt Community Foundation Announces the 2021 Community Grant Cycle

The Black Belt Community Foundation is announcing its 2021 Community Grant Cycle. Community-based organizations from Bullock, Choctaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Sumter and Wilcox Counties are encouraged to apply. The BBCF invites organizations based in and... - June 16, 2021

Black Belt Community Foundation Announces 2021 Arts Grant Cycle

The Black Belt Community Foundation is announcing its 2021 Arts Grant Cycle. Community-based organizations from Bullock, Choctaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, and Wilcox Counties are encouraged to apply. The BBCF seeks to support organizations who engage... - May 21, 2021

BBCF and Hope Credit Union (HOPE) Award First Municipal COVID CARES Recoverable Grants to Communities Fighting the Pandemic

The Black Belt Community Foundation (BBCF), Hope Credit Union (HOPE) and several partners today announce the first round of recoverable grants for a new program that gives numerous Alabama Black Belt cities across 16 counties immediate access to capital for COVID-19 response needs. Perry County... - October 07, 2020

Black Belt Community Foundation Announces William Curry Scholarship for Academic and Community Leadership

Honoring the name and legacy of a Black Belt leader, Rev. William Curry, this scholarship helps youth of the Black Belt to further their education and provide community leadership for the future. - May 29, 2020

Black Belt Community Foundation’s “Operation Face Mask” Aids 12 Counties

BBCF has begun its first round of PPE (face mask) distribution across 12 counties of the Alabama Black Belt through partnering with Until We Do It and with the support of Bella Canvas, America's largest t-shirt maker. - May 16, 2020

Black Belt Community Foundation Launches COVID-19 Response Fund

The Black Belt Community Foundation (BBCF) has sprung into action to help as many regional organizations and communities as possible amidst the COVID-19 pandemic by creating a “COVID-19 Response Fund.” In order to be effective, the foundation has adopted a staff-wide effort to conduct... - March 22, 2020

Black Belt Community Foundation Launches Fourth Year of Popular “Throw & Go” Fundraiser Contest

Black Belt-wide effort involves BBCF Community Associates Across 12 Counties. Participants Have Chance to Win Raffled Iron Bowl Tickets. - October 24, 2019

Black Belt Community Foundation to Honor Leader in Fight Against Cancer, Dr. Ed. Partridge

The Black Belt Community Foundation (BBCF) will honor Dr. Ed. Partridge, the former Director of the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB as its Black Belt Legacy Award recipient for 2019 during its Black Belt Legacy Dinner and fundraiser on October 3, 2019 at 6pm at Birmingham’s... - September 05, 2019

Black Belt Community Foundation to Award $80,000 on Saturday, May 5 During Arts Grants Ceremony

BBCF will fund 29 different non-profit groups from across 11 counties of the Alabama Black Belt in the 2018 cycle of Arts Grants Funding supported by the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. - May 03, 2018

Black Belt Community Foundation Unveils New Head Start Facility in Selma

Will Host Open House for Community, Leaders and Media on Thursday March 15th from 4pm-5:30pm. - March 14, 2018

Black Belt Community Foundation Announces 2018 Arts Grant Cycle

BBCF to fund arts organizations across Alabama's Black Belt. Application materials now available and schedule for six grants writing workshops announced. - March 03, 2018

Nationally-Known Artist Kishi Bashi Brings Unique Inspiration to Selma for National Day of Racial Healing

Artist to Weave Tale of WWII Japanese-American Incarceration Camps Into Observance of National Day of Racial Healing in Historic Selma, Alabama - January 13, 2018

Black Belt Community Foundation TRHT to Sponsor Multiple City-Wide Events in Selma Honoring MLK Jr. Holiday and the National Day of Racial Healing

Ongoing work with support from W.K. Kellogg Foundation to honor national observance. - January 08, 2018

Black Belt Community Foundation to Host “Photography 101 Workshop” on December 2, 2017 in Selma. Open and Free to First 25 Registrants.

Free Workshop to be held at Wallace State Community College (9am - 3pm). Professional Photographer Tanisha Stephens of Intown Imagery studio to instruct workshop. - November 10, 2017

Black Belt Community Foundation Announces Grant Support from W.K. Kellogg Foundation for Local Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Engagement

BBCF named as TRHT place grantee joining 13 other TRHT places nationwide. BBCF will organize all TRHT Selma place activities. - June 30, 2017

Black Belt Community Foundation Receives $1.4 M Grant as Official Head Start Grantee. Will Administrate Work Across Four Counties of Alabama.

Black Belt Community Foundation selected as Head Start Grantee for Dallas, Choctaw, Marengo and Wilcox Counties. Selma-based organization will provide high-quality services to the children and families of the Black Belt region. Will host community information sessions starting immediately. - June 25, 2017

Black Belt Community Foundation to Award $80,000 on Saturday, April 29th at Selma-Dallas County Public Library, 11am

$80,000 in arts grants will be awarded to arts organizations across 12 counties of the Alabama Black Belt. 27 non-profits from across 12 counties to be awarded. - April 27, 2017

2016 Black Belt Community Foundation Legacy Award (Oct. 18, 2016) to Honor John D. Johns, CEO & Chairman of Protective Life Corporation for Philanthropy Leadership

On October 18th at 6pm in Birmingham, AL at The Harbert Center, the Black Belt Community Foundation's 3rd annual Legacy Award Dinner will honor John D. Johns, CEO and Chairman of Protective Life, for his leadership in philanthropy that has directly benefited the Black Belt region of Alabama. - October 01, 2016

Black Belt Community Foundation's Legacy Awards - The Alabama Black Belt Comes to Birmingham's Harbert Center, October 22, 2015

The Black Belt Community Foundation Announces Its October 22, 2015 Legacy Awards Dinner and Fundraiser Honoring Three of Its Heroes, Board Member Justice John England Jr. and Retiring Board Members and Founders George McMillan Jr. and Dr. Carol Zippert - July 13, 2016

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