Black Belt Community Foundation Awards $208,725 in 69 Community Grants

The online awards ceremony will be hosted virtually via ZOOM and will celebrate and share about this year’s community grants winners on Saturday, June 11th at 10am Central

Online Awards Ceremony – Saturday, June. 11th at 10AM CDT

It’s remarkable that the communities have not only defined the areas of needed funding but also have made the recommendations for it. We are thrilled to do this work across several years now!””

— BBCF President Felecia Lucky

SELMA, ALABAMA, UNITED STATES, June 10, 2022 / — The Black Belt Community Foundation (BBCF) is excited to announce the 2022 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 earlier this year. A total of $208,725 is being awarded to 69 different community organizations.

These grants will impact health, education, recreation, community economic development, mental health counseling, childcare and senior citizens programs, and volunteer fire departments, animal control, individual humanitarian relief, and staff development.

A complete list of all 69 funded grantees for the 2022 BBCF Community Grants Cycle is shown below, organized by each of the Alabama counties served by BBCF.

Bullock County (4):

Bullock County Humane Society

CAMO Kids of Bullock County Social Justice Foundation

Christian Education Department of the Union Springs District

Judge Rufus C. Huffman Celebration Committee

Choctaw County (6):

Bobby’s Community Center

Community Awareness & Prevention Programs

Lisman Volunteer Fire Department

Operation Save The Children

Sunday Dinner INC

U Matter

Dallas County (9):


Angel of Faith Outreach INC

Blackbelt & Central Alabama Housing

Christian Services for Children in Alabama

Dallas County Family Resource Center

Fathers of St. Edmund Southern Missions

Five Points Community Development Center

McRae Learning Center

Michael D. Johnson Foundation

Greene County (8):

Boy Scout Troop 945

Eutaw Elder Village Inc

Eutaw Housing Authority Enrichment Program

Girl Scout Troop 408

Greene Co Community in Action Coalition

Greene County Human Rights Commission

Seed Elite Youth League / Stone CDC Inc

United Purposes, Inc

Hale County (4):

Hale County Community Enrichment Society

Hale Empowerment and Revitalization Organization

Heavenly Hiney Diaper Bank

The Greater St. Paul C.M.E. Church

Lowndes County (6):

Arsenal Place

Burkville Volunteer Fire Department

Hayneville/Lowndes County Public Library

Lowndes County Community Life Center

R.E.A.C.H. (Rural Enrichment Assessing Community Hands)

Student Tutoring & Enrichment Program (STEP)

Macon County (7):

Divine Inspirational Ministries

From Under the Tree Ministries

Macon M.E.A.N.S. for Cancer Support

She Wins Global, Inc.

Southeast Alabama Sickle Cell Association Inc

The Whole-Self Ministries

Too Good for Drugs Photojournalism

Marengo County (9):

Braxton Senior Care

Chapel Family Life Center

**Crowns and Tiaras

Friends of Theo Ratliff Activity Center

Marengo County Foster Parent Association

Rural Business and Training Center, Inc.

The Moore Wright Group

U. S. Jones Alumni Association

Women of Faith of Demopolis

Perry County (1):

Lincolnite Club, Inc.

Pickens County (4):

Harvest Outreach Ministries

Pickensville Community Center Council

Sapps Community Center, Inc.

Tranquility 2020

Sumter County (6):

Coleman Center for the Arts

Divine Girls Coalition

New Shiloh Zion Ministries, Inc.

Panola Outreach

Webb Teaching Ministries

Young Men Building for the Future

Wilcox County (5):

Bessie W. Munden Recreational Park Inc.

Camden Community Youth Development Center

Lily Baptist Community Center And Youth Development INC.

Partners in Progress

The Pine Apple W J Jones Alumni Association Inc

BBCF President, Felecia Lucky stated: “Thank you to the dozens of organizations who participated across multiple grants workshops. Thank you to all of the BBCF Community Associates, our BBCF Board, and to our community engagement team in encouraging and connecting to the applicants, evaluating the many applications and ultimately approving the funding. All of these The organizations being funded are doing vital work in their communities, and we are proud to support them. It’s remarkable that the communities have not only defined the areas of needed funding but also have made the recommendations for the funding. We are thrilled to be able to do this work across several years now!”

BBCF will host a safe and inclusive Awards Ceremony to properly celebrate all of the organizations awarded. A VIRTUAL COMMUNITY GRANTS AWARDS CEREMONY will take place on SATURDAY, JUNE 11th at 10AM via ZOOM.


Please contact Christopher Spencer at 205-499-8924 ([email protected]) or Erica Williams at 334-874-1126 ext. 111 ([email protected]) for more information about the June 11th Virtual Awards Ceremony.

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