Felecia Lucky

President, Black Belt Community Foundation

Felecia Lucky is the President of the Black Belt Community Foundation in Selma, Alabama.  The Black Belt Community Foundation was established to support community efforts that contribute to the strength, innovation and success in Alabama’s 12 poorest counties—the Black Belt.  As President of the Foundation, Felecia values regular input from the communities and works diligently to strengthen the communities in the areas of the environment, health and human services, education, youth, arts and culture, and economic and community development in an effort to transform Alabama’s Black Belt.

Prior to serving as President of the Foundation, Felecia worked as an Internal Auditor in Minneapolis, Minnesota and as an Accounting Supervisor in Memphis, Tennessee for Cargill, Inc.  Felecia then returned home to Alabama to serve as Executive Director of the Sumter County Industrial Development Authority.

Felecia is very active in community development, serving on a variety of committees and boards, including the Council on Foundations Community Foundation Leadership Team, Black Belt Commission, and Southeastern Council on Foundations.  Further, Felecia is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.  Felecia is a graduate of both Leadership Alabama and Leadership Sumter County. Felecia is also 2006 Southeastern Council on Foundations Hull Fellow, a 2013 Aspen Ideas Scholar and a 2016 graduate of the Delta Regional Authority’s Delta Leadership Institute.


The Black Belt Community Foundation: Taking a Multi-Faceted Approach to Rural Funding

Posted on August 23, 2023 by Felecia Lucky, Erin Borla, Wynn Rosser

The Black Belt Community Foundation (BBCF) utilizes a variety of funding sources and partnerships to pursue its philanthropic mission and to provide services to its rural region and rural constituents. BBCF President Felecia Lucky will discuss how the community foundation aggregates resources from individuals and other grant programs to fund their work. She will also share broader implications for private philanthropy’s engagement with rural… Read More