Stories

  • Staffing Changes and a Shifting Terrain

    In the aftermath of a terribly disorienting week, I have spent some time thinking about the things that give me strength. I keep returning to a set of values held by the committed board and staff at the Foundation: equity and inclusion, democracy, justice and respect for all voices, to name a few.

    I believe today it is even more important that we work from these values, live by these...

  • Congratulations to Our Returning Grantee Partners

    Congratulations to returning grantee partners who received funding Summer 2016:

    Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice Albany Community Together Appalachia Funders Network Appalachian Citizen's Law Center Appalachian Sustainable Development Center for Community Change Coalfield Development Corporation Georgia Conference of Black Mayors Hispanic Interest Coalition of...
  • We Must Do Better: MRBF's Statement on the Recent Violence

    The board and staff of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation are profoundly saddened by the recent violence in Louisiana, Minnesota and Texas. Like much of the country, we were appalled and deeply troubled by the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and the five officers in Dallas.

    These compounded tragedies reflect the ingrained racism that has tarnished our nation for centuries...