What and Where We Fund

Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy

Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (2017)

Amount: $50,000
End Year: 2018
Washington, DC

The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works on federal, state and local tax policy issues. ITEP is committed to making the nation’s tax systems more fair and sustainable, raising enough revenue to fund our common priorities while ensuring tax codes help improve rather than exacerbate income inequality. ITEP has a particular focus on how tax policy affects low- and moderate-income populations. This grant provides project support.

Kentucky Coalition (2016)

Amount: $200,000
End Year: 2018
London, KY

Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC) is a statewide citizen’s organization that works with its sister organization, Kentucky Coalition, for a new balance of power and a just society.
KFTC works to build strength individually and as a group to find solutions to real life problems. This grant supports general operations.

LiftFund

LiftFund (2017)

Amount: $75,000
End Year: 2018
San Antonio, TX

LiftFund is a Community Development Financial Institution with a mission of providing credit and financial education to small businesses that do not have access to capital from typical lending sources, and to provide leadership and innovation to the small business and micro-lending industry on a national level. This grant provides general operating support.

Louisiana Budget Project (2017)

Amount: $150,000
End Year: 2019
Baton Rouge, LA

The Louisiana Budget Project monitors and reports on public policy and how it affects Louisiana’s low- to moderate-income families. The organization’s mission is to provide sound analysis of state fiscal issues to promote economic prosperity, a rising standard of living and the opportunity for all citizens to reach their highest potential. This grant provides general operating support.

MDC, Inc. (2017)

Amount: $300,000
End Year: 2019
Durham, NC

MDC helps organizations and communities close the gaps that separate people from opportunity as a “think and do” tank that brings together foundations, nonprofits, and leaders from government, business and the grassroots to illuminate data that highlight deeply rooted Southern challenges and help them apply systemic, community solutions. This grant provides general operating and project support. 

Metanoia CDC

Metanoia Community Development Corporation (2016)

Amount: $150,000
End Year: 2018
North Charleston, SC

Metanoia Community Development Corporation invests in neighborhood assets to build leaders, establish quality housing and generate economic development. This grant supports general operations.

Mississippi Center for Justice (2017)

Amount: $100,000
End Year: 2018
Jackson, MS

The mission of the Mississippi Center for Justice is to marshal legal resources to reshape the state’s institutions, policies and markets to achieve racial and economic justice, human dignity and opportunity for all Mississippians. This grant provides general operating support.

Mississippi Low-Income Child Care Initiative (2017)

Amount: $50,000
End Year: 2018
Biloxi, MS

The Mississippi Low-Income Child Care Initiative’s mission is to improve the child care assistance program serving low-income working parents and strengthen the financial viability of the child care centers that serve them. This grant provides general operating support.

Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (2016)

Amount: $550,000
End Year: 2018
Berea, KY

Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) works with people in eastern Kentucky and Central Appalachia to create economic opportunity, strengthen democracy and support the sustainable use of natural resources. MACED's goal for the region is a sustainable economy that meets the needs of low-income people and protects natural resources. This grant supports a just transition to a new, sustainable economy driven by local entrepreneurs and fueled by safe, affordable energy.

New Opportunities Vision and Achievement Workforce Development Institute of Northeast Louisiana (2017)

Amount: $100,000
End Year: 2018
Monroe, LA

NOVA is a partnership operating in northeast Louisiana. The partners are Northern and Central Louisiana interfaith, local business leaders, local and state governments and Louisiana Delta Community College (regional locations include Ouachita, East Carroll, Madison and Morehouse). NOVA is dedicated to being a workforce intermediary that connects local residents to training and support that moves participants to living-wage jobs with career paths and benefits. The NOVA partnership is dedicated to creating a new middle class in Northeast Louisiana from local residents in collaboration with local employers and local training providers. This grant provides general operating support. 

North Carolina Congress of Latino Organizations (2016)

Amount: $150,000
End Year: 2018
Durham, NC

The North Carolina Congress of Latino Organizations is a statewide, nonpartisan, broad-based network made of grassroots Latino organizations (congregations, community centers, associations and labor unions), whose mission is to empower Latino immigrants throughout North Carolina, and to help their institutions become more relevant and effective. This grant supports general operations.

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (2017)

Amount: $20,000
End Year: 2018
Huntington, WV

The Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition’s mission is to maintain a grassroots organization that improves and preserves the environment and communities through organizing, public education, coalition building, leadership development, strategic litigation, media outreach, and promoting sustainable alternatives. The organization works primarily in the state of West Virginia. This grant provides general operating support.

Power Coalition (2017)

Amount: $200,000
End Year: 2019
Baton Rouge, LA

Power seeks to work with communities statewide to impact their local realities and the current regressive policy trajectory being led by the Deep South. Power works to engage community on the ground with other advocacy and base-building groups to deepen its work in community with a stronger emphasis on building power through voter education, engagement and mobilization. Power is laser focused in the identification of the constituencies it targets, its capacity to engage them and strategies for effectively mobilizing them. Power recognizes the need to engage a constituency so that it is not only a convener of organizations (Power Coalition) but also a peer collaborator in the civic engagement cohort it is developing. This grant provides general operating support. 

ProGeorgia (2017)

Amount: $250,000
End Year: 2019
Atlanta, GA

The mission of ProGeorgia is to direct, support and coordinate the civic engagement programs of partner organizations to build on existing networks, strengthen capacity and create economies of scale to ensure the voices of target constituencies are heard and that government is more responsive to their needs. ProGeorgia develops the infrastructure, develops and executes join strategy, and employs new tools to win victories for a better Georgia. This grant provides general operating and regranting support.

Project South (2017)

Amount: $250,000
End Year: 2019
Atlanta, GA

Founded in 1986, Project South is a social justice institution located in the U.S. South, based in Atlanta, Georgia. The organization builds the foundation for successful broad-based, democratic social justice movements. Project South works directly with and provides leadership development and education for communities pushed forward by conditions of poverty, racism and inequity to strengthen leadership for community organizing. Project South works to develop strong cross-constituency and cross-issue alliances that challenge conditions while simultaneously setting and implementing community agendas for change. Its constituency is primarily black youth and families in South Atlanta and grassroots communities of color across the Southeast (13 states). This grant provides general operating support. 

Reynolda House Museum of American Art (2016)

Amount: $392,000
End Year: 2019
Winston-Salem, NC

Reynolda House is the historic home of R. J. & Katherine Reynolds and a museum of American Art. Since its inception as a museum, the Babcock Foundation has provided ongoing financial support.

Rural Community Alliance

Rural Community Alliance (2017)

Amount: $50,000
End Year: 2018
Little Rock, AR

Advocates for Community and Rural Education dba Rural Community Alliance
Mission: The mission of the Rural Community Alliance is to empower people in low-wealth rural communities in Arkansas to effect change by creating opportunities in education, community and economic development, and youth empowerment to improve quality of life and place. This grant provides general operating support.

South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development (2017)

Amount: $15,000
End Year: 2018
Charleston, SC

The Rural Development Innovation Group is an informal national collaborative of institutions that includes the SCACED, Aspen Institute and the US Endowment for Forestry and Community to increase leadership, learning and dissemination to the field in order to accelerate the adoption of regional rural development strategies. This grant provides general operating support.

South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development (2016)

Amount: $500,000
End Year: 2018
Charleston, SC

Through our network of members and partner organizations, the South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development (SCACED) strives to improve the quality of life for low wealth families and communities by advancing the community economic development industry in South Carolina. SCACED achieves this through capacity building and attracting public-private investment to local community economic development organizations, as well as influencing the public policy process in South Carolina. This grant supports general operations and re-granting to member organizations through the Community Impact Grant Fund program.

South Carolina Community Loan Fund

South Carolina Community Loan Fund (2017)

Amount: $540,000
End Year: 2019
North Charleston, SC

South Carolina Community Loan Fund is a community development financial institution whose mission is to advance equitable access to capital by providing loans, technical assistance and advocacy for affordable housing, healthy food, community facilities and community business enterprises to create thriving, prosperous, economically resilient communities for all South Carolinians.

SCCLF provides loans to nonprofit, for-profit and government entities to finance community development projects that: 1) provide affordable housing; 2) create access to food and essential services; 3) increase the quality and availability of neighborhood facilities; 4) create employment opportunities; 5) attract additional investment; and 6) strengthen the social and economic fabric of low- to moderate-income and rural communities. SCCLF targets loans to diverse borrowers that have been traditionally denied access to capital, including racial minorities, women and veterans. This grant provides general operating and equity support.