Stories

  • MRBF Seeks Consultant for Civic Engagement Learning Project

    The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation is seeking consulting services to help staff capture and share useful lessons about civic engagement work in the South. The consultant will conduct interviews with several of our grantee partners and our program staff, then help produce a paper and other communications detailing key themes. The overarching goals are to highlight the expertise of our...

  • MRBF Joins Supreme Court Amicus Brief about Census

    A fair, thorough and accurate census count is vital to nearly every aspect of our personal and professional lives. The Constitution requires the federal government to count every member of the population every ten years to apportion critical resources, draw district lines and determine congressional seats. The...

  • Deputy Director Gladys Washington Accepts Berea College Service Award

    Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Deputy Director Gladys Washington accepted the Berea College Service Award on March 28, 2019. The award was created "to honor persons who in their daily lives and their service to humanity have exemplified the Berea Commitments."

    While writing her speech, Gladys found herself referencing many influential authors and artists. She decided to create a...

    Berea Service Award
  • Using All Our Tools to Advance Equity in the South and Beyond

    While potential is universal, opportunity is not. In the American South, where the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation works, slavery, segregation and a host of laws, policies and practices have entrenched white supremacy, delivering enormous advantages to whites and pervasive disadvantages to people of color....

  • Change and Opportunity

    From our board leadership to our staff structure, this year brings significant changes to the Foundation, though many important things will remain the same, including our mission, values, and commitment to racial equity and to the people and organizations that make the South better each day....