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Advocacy

  • Love Can Build a Bridge

    The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation partners with organizations and funders working on Appalachian Transition . As our partners seek to create a more sustainable future for the Central Appalachian region, community controlled philanthropy has emerged as an important means for engaging and transforming community. Ethan Hamblin, a student at Berea College, is spending his summer vacation on...
  • Getting to Collective Impact

    Earlier this year the Foundation Review published an article featuring a case study of collective impact from MRBF's work with the Central Appalachian Network (CAN). Below is an excerpt with links to the full article.

    Getting to Collective Impact: How Funders Can Contribute Over the Life Course of the Work Author: Douglas Easterling, Ph....
  • Sustaining State Policy Infrastructure for Impact on Poverty

    The Babcock Foundation occasionally commissions learning papers to increase our board and staff knowledge of various pathways out of poverty, with a focus on the Southeastern US. This is a report commissioned by the Babcock Foundation and released in January 2013 to inform organizational thinking about best practices for supporting state policy infrastructure.

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  • Sweet Home Alabama Para Todos

    We've just reached the end of this year’s National Hispanic Heritage Month , a time when Americans recognize the contributions of Hispanics and Latina/os in the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture. Here in Alabama, however, I cannot help but feel a shadow over this national celebration as September 29 th began the second year of Alabama’s infamous anti-immigration law HB 56...

  • Community Development Financial Institutions: A Study on Growth and Sustainability

    The Babcock Foundation occasionally commissions learning papers to increase our board and staff knowledge of various pathways out of poverty, with a focus on the Southeastern United States. This study was released in June 2011 to inform organizational thinking about the challenges and opportunities facing community development financial institutions (CDFIs).

    CDFIs are for-...