Helping to Move People and Places out of Poverty

Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation

  • Change and Opportunity

    From our board leadership to our staff structure, this year brings significant changes to the Foundation, though many important things will remain the same, including our mission, values, and commitment to racial equity and to the people and organizations that make the South better each day....

  • Reasons to celebrate 2018

    We won’t sugarcoat it: 2018 was a tough year. The words of abolitionist Frederick Douglass frequently came to mind: “This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never...

    Project South
  • Welcome our new board members

    The board and staff of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation are excited to begin 2019 with two new directors.

    Stephanie Tyree is...

    Stephanie Tyree, Holt Mountcastle
  • Advancing Racial Equity With State Tax Policy

    This post is adapted from one that originally appeared on the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities' website . The Center is a nonpartisan research and policy advocacy institute, and one of the Babcock Foundation's grantee partners.

    States and localities can do more to help undo the harmful legacies of racism and the damage of continuing racial bias and...

    States Can Use Tax Policy to Advance Racial Equity
  • Congratulations to our New and Returning Grantee Partners

    Congratulations to our new and returning grantee partners who received funding in October 2018:

    AEO Democratizing Rural Electric Cooperatives Working Group Alliance for Appalachia Appalachian Voices, Inc. Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta Athens Land Trust, Inc. Black Belt Community Foundation Center for Rural Strategies CommunityWorks Deep Center, Inc...