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  • Long-Term Trust Sparks Quick, Meaningful Action

    The COVID crisis underscores the need to address short-term and long-term emergencies like the virus's disproportionate impacts caused by centuries of structural racism , and the very real threat to our democracy in this critical election and census year.

    Philanthropy can and should play a major role by meeting the immediate crisis and supporting long-term power building through...

  • The Fierce Urgency of Now

    “We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Riverside Church, 1967

    If there is any hope for an equitable recovery from COVID-19, policy and funding decisions must be swift and...

  • Justice in the Time of Coronavirus

    This article appeared in Nonprofit Quarterly on March 27, 2020.

    When the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation grasped the severity of COVID-19 and its likely impacts on the people and places we care about, we began to brainstorm things within our power to mitigate the harm. We asked our grantee partners about the pandemic’s implications on their work. We asked the leaders of...

  • COVID-19: How can we be helpful during this crisis?

    As we all grapple with the uncertain and worrying implications of COVID-19, the physical and mental health and safety of our partners, their families, volunteers and communities are of paramount importance. At the Babcock Foundation, we are following health experts’ “social distancing” guidance and working from home until at least April 6, so the best way to reach us is likely email. We are...

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  • People Want to Vote: Georgia's Power Building Network

    Georgia has a robust network of more than 40 civic engagement organizations sharing resources, strategies and expertise to strengthen their collective pursuit of a more equitable future. A member of the State Voices Network, ProGeorgia is the “state table,” the hub that knits this infrastructure together....