• 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...

  • 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


  • 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...