Black Belt Community Foundation

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The Black Belt Community Foundation has opened the 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 grants are available to organizations based in and serving Alabama’s Black Belt. The awards are one-year grants for community-led activities. Grant awards will range from $500 to $3,000. The BBCF supports community efforts that will contribute to the strength, innovation, and success of Black Belt citizens and communities. BBCF seeks organizations engaging the Black Belt citizens in addressing community issues. In this round, grant awards will be available for projects focusing on community economic development, education which focuses on reading literacy and health with an emphasis on healthy living, nutrition and physical activity.

The BBCF will host five Virtual Grant Seeking Workshops for the organizations who are interested in applying for a 2021 Community Grant. Attendance at one of the virtual workshops is mandatory to be considered for a 2021 Community Grant. The Virtual Grant Seeking Workshops will be held via Zoom on the following dates: June 17 from 6-7 p.m.; June 21 from 3-4 p.m.; June 22 from 3-4 p.m.; June 24 from 6-7 p.m.; June 29 from 6-7 p.m.

Contact Christopher Spencer at 205-499-8924 or cspencer@blackbletfound.org or Erica Williams at 334-874-1126 ext. 111 or ewilliams@blackbeltfound.org for more information about the workshops. The grant application link will be available at each virtual workshop and Black Belt Community Foundation’s Facebook page. 

Grant applications are due on or before 12 p.m. on July 12.

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