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County organizations awarded grants

Shown are Black Belt Community Foundation grant winners from Marengo County.

Marengo County organizations received $11,550 in grants this month from the Black Belt Community Foundation during their annual Grants Awards Ceremony. The event was held at Wallace Community College in Selma.

Bigbee Humane Society was awarded $2,000; Braxton Senior Day Care was awarded $2,000; Bucket Brigade was awarded $850; Demopolis Area Habitat for Humanity was awarded $2,000; Marengo County Youth for Christ Organization was awarded $700; Religious, Recreational and Educational Association for Developing Youth (READY) received $2,000; and the Rural Heritage Foundation and Center received $2,000.

The Black Belt Community Foundation (BBCF) awarded a total of $100,000 to 53 non-profit organizations based in and serving Alabama’s Black Belt region. Among other organizations receiving awards were volunteer fire departments, youth development organizations and health advocacy groups.

The Black Belt Community Foundation was established in 2004 to support community efforts in the Black Belt that will contribute to the strength, innovation, and success of all of the region’s people and communities. Since 2005, BBCF has awarded over $2 million to non-profit organizations through its Community Grants Program, Black Belt Arts Initiative Program, the Community Based Land Development Program and other grants.