What and Where We Fund

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 (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 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. 

Southeast Immigrant Rights Network (2017)

Amount: $50,000
End Year: 2018
College Park, GA

The mission of the Southeast Immigrant Rights Network is to lift up the voices and leadership of immigrant communities in the Southeast regionally and nationally. SEIRN promotes collaboration and exchange among our members, as well as political education and collective action to build just and inclusive communities. SEIRN envisions grassroots immigrant communities joining other marginalized communities as equal partners to build a regional movement to transform the South into a place that respects the dignity and the human rights of all. This grant provides general operating support. 

Southern Bancorp Community Partners (2016)

Amount: $150,000
End Year: 2018
Little Rock, AR

Southern Bancorp Community Partners' mission is to transform rural Southern communities by creating new educational and economic opportunities for people with limited resources in underserved rural communities in Mississippi and Arkansas. This grant supports general operations.

Southern Mutual Help Association (2017)

Amount: $100,000
End Year: 2018
New Iberia, LA

Southern Mutual Help Association, Inc.’s mission is building strong, healthy and prosperous rural communities. Our special focus is on low-wealth families, women, people of color, and families and communities whose livelihoods are interdependent with our lands and waters. This grant provides general operating support. 

Southern Partners Fund (2017)

Amount: $75,000
End Year: 2018
Atlanta, GA

Southern Partners Fund's mission is to serve rural southeastern communities and organizations seeking social, economic and environmental justice by providing them with financial resources, technical assistance and training, and access to systems of information and power. The organizations receiving support from SPF are based in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. This grant provides general operating support. 

Southern Rural Black Women's Initiative

Southern Rural Black Women's Initiative (2017)

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

The mission of the Southern Rural Black Women's Initiative for Economic and Social Justice is: to nourish the internal capacity of women to take responsibility for their own lives, personally and externally; to engage women in advocacy and public policy initiatives that redirect local, state and federal resources and help to ensure women's full participation and access to economic and social justice; to engage women in an economic and community development agenda that includes workforce development; to build linkages with women's groups committed to economic and social justice. This grant provides general operating support. 

Southern Vision Alliance

Southern Vision Alliance (2017)

Amount: $150,000
End Year: 2019
Raleigh, NC

The Southern Vision Alliance is a grassroots intermediary organized for the charitable and educational purposes of providing infrastructure, capacity building and assistance to directly impacted communities, with a special emphasis on youth-centered programs. SVA supports leadership development, collaborations and base-building work for social, racial and economic justice, along with gender equity, LGBTQ rights and education justice in the US South. This grant provides general operating support. 

Southerners On New Ground (2017)

Amount: $100,000
End Year: 2018
Atlanta, GA

SONG is a home for LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class, abilities, age, culture, gender and sexuality in the South. We build, sustain and connect a southern regional base of LBGTQ people to transform the region through strategic projects and campaigns developed in response to the current conditions in our communities. SONG builds this movement through leadership development, intersectional analysis and organizing. SONG's work is focused in all southern states: Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas. This grant provides general operating support. 

Step Up Savannah, Inc. (2017)

Amount: $140,000
End Year: 2019
Savannah, GA

Step Up Savannah, Inc. engages all sectors of the community to improve the economic mobility and financial stability of families in Savannah, Chatham County. Step Up Savannah’s work focuses on three strategic areas: wealth building, workforce development, and policy and advocacy. This grant provides general operating support. 

The Georgia Conference of Black Mayors, Inc. (2016)

Amount: $75,000
End Year: 2018
Washington, GA

The Georgia Conference of Black Mayors, Inc.'s mission is to enhance the executive management capacity of its members for the purpose of effectively and efficiently governing viable local governments. GCBM represents 70 mayors throughout the State of Georgia. This grant supports general operations.

Together Louisiana

Together Louisiana (2017)

Amount: $100,000
End Year: 2019
Baton Rouge, LA

The mission of Together Louisiana is to be a vehicle for community leaders, especially in low-wealth communities, to gain experience in and develop their skills for base-building and democratic participation; to build trust in the civic sector across the lines of race, economics, geography and party affiliations; and to bring about policy changes at the state and local levels that improve the wealth, well-being and quality of life for Louisiana families. This grant provides general operating support.

 

Together Louisiana

Together Louisiana (2018)

Amount: $150,000
End Year: 2020
Baton Rouge, LA

The mission of Together Louisiana is to be a vehicle for community leaders, especially in low-wealth communities, to gain experience in and develop their skills for base-building and democratic participation; to build trust in the civic sector across the lines that usually divide the state, the lines of race, economics, geography and party affiliation, and to bring about policy change at the state and local levels that improve the wealth, well-being and quality of life of Louisiana families.

West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy (2016)

Amount: $200,000
End Year: 2018
Charleston, WV

The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy is a policy research organization that is nonpartisan, nonprofit and statewide. The Center's research and analysis is designed to support informed public dialog and policy in West Virginia. The Center consults and collaborates with other organizations to ensure that its analyses are relevant and timely and strives to be a knowledgeable and respected source of credible information on public budget and fiscal issues for policymakers, advocates, media and the public. This grant supports general operations.

West Virginia Community Development Hub (2017)

Amount: $200,000
End Year: 2019
Stonewood, WV

The West Virginia Community Development Hub is a statewide nonprofit organization that works to engage communities and organizations in a system of community development that is locally determined and directed, continuous, intentional and aligned across all three sectors of society (public, private and civic). The organization integrates working with communities-of-place (geographic) and communities-of-interest (issue-based) through coalition building, community-based policy creation, and network-wide communications to successfully catalyze dynamic community development across the state. This grant provides general operating support.