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  • New Year, New Beginnings

    "Passing the Torch": In October, members of the MRBF board, staff, and invited guests gathered in celebration of Gayle William's tenure as Executive Director and to welcome the Foundation's new Executive Director, David Jackson. David joined the Babcock staff in November 2012.

    For almost 20 years, I’ve had the privilege of working...

  • Supporting Networks: Stories from the GEO Community

    Founded in 1953, the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation has a long history of working to help people and communities in the southeastern United States move out of poverty. Over the last several years, Babcock has become more intentional about supporting nonprofit and philanthropic networks that are working to achieve this goal. Grantamakers for Effective Organizations recently produced a case...

  • New Grants Announced

    Congratulations to our new and returning grantee partners!

    The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation's Board of Directors approved the following grants at their October meeting:

    Alabama Appleseed for Law & Justice Grant: $150,000

    Alabama Asset Building Coalition Grant: $150,000

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  • Investing in the American Dream

    Speaking on the panel, "Social Investing: So What is a CDFI and Why Are They Important to Communities?" at the Southeastern Council of Foundation 's Annual Meeting, Grace Fricks, CEO of ACE Loans told the audience, "The American Dream isn't possible for any of us if it's not possible for low-income people."
    Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) like...
  • Sweet Home Alabama Para Todos

    We've just reached the end of this year’s National Hispanic Heritage Month , a time when Americans recognize the contributions of Hispanics and Latina/os in the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture. Here in Alabama, however, I cannot help but feel a shadow over this national celebration as September 29 th began the second year of Alabama’s infamous anti-immigration law HB 56...