• 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 June meeting:

    ACCION Texas Inc. Grant: $75,000

    Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform Foundation Grant: $150,000


  • Love Can Build a Bridge

    The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation partners with organizations and funders working on Appalachian Transition . As our partners seek to create a more sustainable future for the Central Appalachian region, community controlled philanthropy has emerged as an important means for engaging and transforming community. Ethan Hamblin, a student at Berea College, is spending his summer vacation on...
  • 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,...