Inside MRBF

  • Sustaining State Policy Infrastructure for Impact on Poverty

    The lives of individuals and the quality of life in all communities are affected directly by state legislative and administrative policy.

    Given the Babcock Foundation’s mission of helping people and places in the Southeastern U.S. move out of poverty, we support organizations throughout our region who advocate with low-wealth people on state policies driving education,...

  • New Year, New Beginnings

    "Passing the Torch": In October, members of the MRBF board, staff, and invited guests gathered in celebration of Gayle William's tenure as Executive Director and to welcome the Foundation's new Executive Director, David Jackson. David joined the Babcock staff in November 2012.

    For almost 20 years, I’ve had the privilege of working...

  • Supporting Networks: Stories from the GEO Community

    Founded in 1953, the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation has a long history of working to help people and communities in the southeastern United States move out of poverty. Over the last several years, Babcock has become more intentional about supporting nonprofit and philanthropic networks that are working to achieve this goal. Grantamakers for Effective Organizations recently produced a case...

  • New Grants Announced

    Congratulations to our new and returning grantee partners!

    The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation's Board of Directors approved the following grants at their October meeting:

    Alabama Appleseed for Law & Justice Grant: $150,000

    Alabama Asset Building Coalition Grant: $150,000


  • Reflections on a Decade of Building Just and Caring Communities

    Building just and caring communities in the South was the stated mission of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation from 1994 to 2005. In 2004, the Board of Directors and staff of the Foundation undertook a time of reflection to assess the overall picture of progress and to examine the work the Foundation and its grantees had undertaken in the previous decade. The goal was to capture as much...