What and Where We Fund

Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (2018)

Amount: $550,000
End Year: 2020
Berea, KY

Mountain Association for Community Economic Development’s works with people in Kentucky and Central Appalachia to create economic opportunity, strengthen democracy and support the sustainable use of natural resources. This grant provides general operating support.

Natural Capital Investment Fund, Inc. (2018)

Amount: $25,000
End Year: 2019
Sheperdstown, WV

Natural Capital Investment Fund, Inc. catalyzes environmentally and socially responsible business development and wealth creation in underserved communities by providing flexible capital and advisory services to small businesses, agricultural enterprises and community organizations. This grant is paired with a Program-Related Investment (PRI).

New American Pathways

New American Pathways (2018)

Amount: $25,000
End Year: 2020
Atlanta, GA

New American Pathways’ mission is to help refugees and Georgia thrive. The organization provides a comprehensive, fully integrated continuum of services targeted to meet the needs of refugees and other immigrants in Georgia. NAP’s vision is for new Americans in metro Atlanta to become successful, contributing and welcomed members of Georgia’s communities.

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 (2018)

Amount: $220,000
End Year: 2020
Durham, NC

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

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.

North Carolina Justice Center (2018)

Amount: $200,000
End Year: 2020
Raleigh, NC

The North Carolina Justice and Community Development Center's mission is to eliminate poverty in North Carolina by ensuring that every household in the state has access to the resources, services and fair treatment it needs to achieve economic security.  This grant provides general operating support. 

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.

One Voice (2018)

Amount: $65,000
End Year: 2019
Jackson, MS

One Voice’s mission is to ensure an equal voice to traditionally silenced communities across the South. This grant provides project support. 

Partnership for Southern Equity (2018)

Amount: $200,000
End Year: 2020
Atlanta, GA

Partnership for Southern Equity advances policies and institutional actions that promote racial equity and shared prosperity for all in the growth of metropolitan Atlanta and the American South.  

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.

ProGeorgia (2018)

Amount: $300,000
End Year: 2020
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 joint 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.

Roanoke Economic Development, Inc. (2018)

Amount: $100,000
End Year: 2019
Rich Square, NC

REDI’s mission is to catalyze, nurture, and support sustainable economic and community development in Roanoke Electric Cooperative’s service region. This grant provides project 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 (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 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 (2018)

Amount: $500,000
End Year: 2020
Charleston, SC

Through a network of members and partner organizations, SCACED strives to improve the quality of life for low-wealth families and communities by advancing the community economic development industry in South Carolina.  This grant provides general operating and regranting support.