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Inside MRBF

  • Sparking Development where it’s Needed Most

    Big-money real estate developers are flocking to the American South, lured by aggressive economic development policies, generous tax incentives, lax regulations, low-cost land, cheap labor and a booming population. Investors are pouring considerable dollars into large real estate funds that typically target the same five to ten big cities. These dominance of these so-called “mega-funds,” which...

  • Meet our new Program Associate

    The Babcock Foundation is pleased to welcome Taylor Chapman as our newest program associate. Chapman will provide programmatic and administrative support for MRBF’s network officers, and guidance to current and potential grantee partners.

    Chapman comes to the Foundation from the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she served as a...

    Taylor Chapman
  • We Stand with the Dreamers: Our Statement on DACA

    The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation strongly opposes plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which enables 800,000 young people to study and work in the United States without fear of deportation.

    Often called “dreamers,” the youth enrolled in DACA were brought here as children; for many, America is the only country they’ve ever known. Rescinding...

    Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice
  • Congratulations to our new and returning grantee partners

    Congratulations to the following organizations, which received funding Summer 2017:

    Advocates for Community and Rural Education (Rural Community Alliance)

    Alabama Possible

    Anderson Interfaith Ministries

    Arkansas Public Policy Panel

    Center for Heirs' Property Preservation

    Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

    Central Appalachian Network

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  • Introducing our new Network Officers

    The board and staff of the Babcock Foundation are excited to welcome two new network officers, Melanie Allen and Meisha McDaniel. In their new roles, Allen and McDaniel will manage grant portfolios, develop the Foundation’s relationships, identify investment opportunities, co-learn and consult with grantee partners, and help build strong, effective partnerships among people and organizations...