BLACK BELT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
The Black Belt Community Foundation works to leverage many region-wide improvement efforts toward a common goal of transforming the Black Belt. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about how we work with community organizations, donors, and volunteers to forge a collective stream of giving from the community and other sources so we can enhance our continuing efforts to lift ourselves by “taking what we have to make what we need.” Please join us as we work to build a transformed Black Belt where all of our residents contribute to healthy communities and reap the benefits of our shared gifts and a productive regional economy.
Events & Projects
[Black Belt Community Foundation Announces Its 2013 Grant Cycle]
April 2013 (Selma, AL)
The Black Belt Community Foundation (BBCF) invites groups and organizations based in and serving Alabama’s Black Belt to apply for one-year grants for community-led activities around the 12-county Black Belt region. Grants will be awarded up to $3,000.
The Black Belt Community Foundation seeks grant applications for programs that engage Black Belt citizens in addressing critical issues identified by the community in the areas of art, community economic development, education, and health.
The deadline for submitting applications was May 1, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. For all questions regarding the application process, please contact Erica Crenshaw, Program Officer, at (334) 874-1126 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Shomari Asim Foster Scholarship Fund]
March 2013 (Selma, AL)
A scholarship fund has recently been established in loving memory of Shomari Asim Foster (September 11, 1973 - June 3, 2012). Born in Orange, New Jersy, Shomari was the only son born to Alberta T. and Frager Foster, Jr.. Shomari understood that the best way to predict his future, was to create it; knowing with all his being that when there is hope, vision, hard work and tenacity in the present there is power in the future. He understood that limiting his own potential was his greatest adversary. He also knew that every generation has two obligations: first, to avail themselves of the opportunities provided by the generation that preceded them; and second, to provide greater opportunities to the generation that follows. Shomari took advantage of the opportunities that were availed to him.
He held a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Tuskegee University (Tuskegee, AL) and a Masters of Business Administration from East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN). In addition, Shomari had just completed his first year of law school at Ohio Northern University's Pettit College of Law (Ada, Ohio).
To learn more about the Shomari Asim Foster Scholarship Fund, or to make a donation, please email Felecia Jones or call (334) 874-1126.