Help spread BLACK BELT JOY throughout the 12-county Black Belt Region! The coronavirus has had such a devastating impact on our lives; schools and business closed, families are largely restricted to their homes, unemployment at an all-time high and the death rate is tragic. We need your help! We need a reason to spread joy for our mental and spiritual health!

BBCF is awarding a one-time grant up to $1,000.00 to arts organizations to develop artistic and creative ways to spread Joy in the Black Belt. We are in this together!

What is your plan to spread virtual, artistic, creative joy throughout the Black Belt while still social distancing? How can you bring your friends and family together in a creative fashion while we are apart from each other? Tell us your ideas.


Award Amount: One-time grant award up to $1,000.00
Eligibility: All community-based organizations in the 12-county black belt (501c3 or fiscal agent).
How Often: One-time grant award.
Application Process: Grants applications will be accepted starting May 15th at 9am. Grants will be received every Friday on a rolling basis.

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