Stories

Appalachia

  • Charting a new Future for the Foundation 

    As if 2020 weren’t already slated to be a year of turbulence and opportunity, the Babcock Foundation is undergoing some significant shifts this year. We are excited about the changes – including two open staff positions – and we are asking our partners across the South to help us spread the word.

    As you may recall, we launched a search for a new Program Director last year. In all...

  • Job Announcement: Chief Equity and Learning Officer

    The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation seeks a highly collaborative, discerning, mission-driven social change leader committed to taking on entrenched challenges to be its first Chief Equity and Learning Officer (CELO). This person will have roles on the equity, program and management teams and report to the Executive Director. The CELO will lead the Foundation's efforts to promote ...

  • Creating new opportunity for communities with innovative lending

    This article originally appeared as a blog post by Virginia Community Capital.

    In 2016, Fahe, a regional Network, financial intermediary, and CDFI, received $50 million in loan awards from the USDA Community Facilities Relending Program to pursue its mission: ending persistent poverty in Appalachia. Among its numerous initiatives, Fahe sought to build several...

    Fahe
  • MRBF opposes LGBTQ religious exemption to equal opportunity clause

    The administration is poised to make it easier for employers to discriminate against LGBTQ people, those seeking reproductive care and women. The Department of Labor has proposed a new rule to grant federal contractors a broad religious exemption to the equal opportunity clause, which would put more than 11.3 million Americans who already suffer from high rates of poverty and workplace...

  • Making the Invisible Visible: the State Priorities Partnership

    Last month, Executive Director Justin Maxson delivered remarks at the State Priorities Partnership 's Summer Leadership Institute. SPP is a network of more than 40 independent, nonprofit research and policy organizations across the country, coordinated by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities . They equip lawmakers, journalists, advocates, nonprofits and the public with research and...

    State Priorities Partnership