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  • Meet Our Guest Bloggers

    Beginning this month Southern Currents will be home to a group of guest bloggers representing MRBF grantee partners. These dynamic Southern leaders will be sharing lessons learned, providing insights on successful strategies and new ways of working, and giving their perspectives on what's 'next' for their communities and organizations.

    Jason Bailey...

  • The Path Ahead

    How does one fill the shoes of someone that has built an outstanding organization that positively impacted people and organizations across the Southeast for almost 20 years? Of course, the only answer to that question is that you don’t. You have to forget about filling someone else’s shoes and get your feet firmly planted in your own....

  • Sustaining State Policy Infrastructure for Impact on Poverty

    The lives of individuals and the quality of life in all communities are affected directly by state legislative and administrative policy.

    Given the Babcock Foundation’s mission of helping people and places in the Southeastern U.S. move out of poverty, we support organizations throughout our region who advocate with low-wealth people on state policies driving education,...

  • 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...