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Arkansas

  • MRBF Launches CEO Search

    The board and staff of the Babcock Foundation have formally launched our search for our next CEO. We hope our grantee and philanthropic partners will take a look at our announcement and consider whether they know excellent folks who fit the bill. This is an exciting time to join the Foundation. We are adding new employees to help us grow our impact across our 11-state Southern region. We are...

  • Celebrating 2020 (Yes, Really)

    We are in an era of transition, opportunity and hope. A new federal administration is beginning to address the atrocities and negligence of the previous one. Two new senators – one Black, one Jewish – are making history by representing Georgia. COVID vaccine distributions...

    Latino Community Fund-Georgia
  • Seeding a Better, More Equitable Normal

    This article originally appeared as a guest post on the Center for Effective Philanthropy's website on November 10, 2020.

    If 2020 has reinforced any lesson, it is that the people and organizations seeking to advance social, economic, and racial justice need flexibility and stability to adapt to whiplashing context changes in already hostile environments. Those of us...

    Communities Unlimited
  • Investing our Endowment with a Focus on Racial Justice

    This article appeared in ImpactAlpha on August 13, 2020.

    The disproportionate harms to Black Americans wrought by COVID and those wrought by police brutality are symptoms of the same disease: racism hardwired into our political, economic, social and cultural systems.

    What Black and Latinx communities are experiencing is the culmination of four centuries of laws,...

    Wayne Lee-Sing, Unsplash
  • Combining Forces to Help Southerners Weather the Pandemic

    Foundations of all sizes are thinking creatively about ways to address the staggering implications of the COVID-19 crisis through our nonprofit partners. For the Babcock Foundation, an opportunity presented itself last month when our friends at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation invited us to submit a simple application for a $4 million “expenditure responsibility grant” to redeploy to...

    COVID testing in Georgia