Black Belt Community Foundation

Operation Fresh Food Drive-Thru Food Giveaway Held in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Hundreds of people turn out for a drive-thru food giveaway Thursday afternoon in Selma. Organizers say ‘Operation Fresh Food’ — was planned in response to the need caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tons of fresh food were given away at the event to feed families from all over Dallas County. The giveaway was held at…

Grants available in 12 West Alabama Counties

Black Belt Foundation

“SELMA, AL – Feb. 8, 2019: The Black Belt Community Foundation (BBCF) is announcing its 2019 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 citizens in the Black Belt region in the arts. The 2019 Arts…

Head Start expanding in Alabama’s Black Belt

New sumter County Facility

Funding from the black Belt Community Foundation has allowed the Head Start/Early Head Start program in Linden to open in a new location.     The  13,350 square foot building includes four Early Head Start and three Head Start classrooms.   The new facility will serve infant to three years olds and three to five years olds. Finishing touches were…

Black Belt Grants

$80,000 awarded today

Photos courtesy The Black Belt Community Foundation   Dozens of organizations in 12 Black Belt counties were awarded grants by the Black Belt Community Foundation today. We are excited to support outstanding community efforts across our 12-county BBCF service area. The fact that our community grants cycle is a community-driven process being spear-headed by our BBCF community associates is further testament to BBCF’s…

Racial Healing Focus of $3 Million Dollar Grant in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Selma organization gets a three million dollar grant to help fight the effects of racism and promote racial healing. The Black Belt Community Foundation is working to eliminate the notion that any one race is less than or superior to another. The organization was chosen by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to implement its Truth,…

Black Belt Community Foundation Hosts Head Start Job Fair

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Selma-based organization has been awarded a 2.8 million dollar grant to oversee the Black Belt Head Start program. The Black Belt Community Foundation was chosen to manage head start programs in Dallas, Choctaw, Marengo and Wilcox counties. The foundation hosted an organizational session and job fair at Concordia College Alabama in Selma. BBCF President…