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  • For Love of Humankind: A Call to Action for Southern Philanthropy

    We are issuing a clarion call to Southern philanthropic organizations to respond to the manic drumbeat of anti-immigrant rhetoric and cruelty coming from the White House. This month began with a mass shooting targeting the Latinx community. Days later, massive raids tore apart hundreds of families and destabilized Mississippi communities but levied no consequences for the corporate leadership...

  • Channeling Anguish into Action

    Over the weekend, Americans watched in horror as yet another gunman expressing hatred toward immigrants targeted Latinx people in Texas, killing 22 people and wounding dozens more. Attacks by men touting white supremacist ideology have surged in recent years, and many believe racist rhetoric from the very highest echelons of our government is fueling them. Changes in immigration policies and...

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  • A More Equitable ROI: Deploying our Racial Equity Tool

    As we have been wading deeper into our learning about racial equity and trying to advance opportunity through all aspects of our work, it became apparent we needed some kind of equity tool – a consistent mechanism to guide our thinking about the effects of our actions, from the grants we make to the ways we describe our work. To set about creating this tool, we drew expertise from some of the...

  • Job Announcement: Associate Network Officer

    The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation is seeking an associate network officer to manage existing Foundation relationships and identify new ones in specific states/regions. The associate network officer will administer a related grants portfolio over time.

    Background

    The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation’s mission is to help people and places move out of poverty...

  • Babcock Foundation Welcomes New Associate Network Officer

    The board and staff of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation are pleased to introduce our new associate network officer, Reggie Weaver.
    Weaver comes to us from Common Cause, where he served as an organizer in North Carolina’s Triad region. His work focused on expanding the electorate in black and brown communities through get-out-the-vote campaigns, election protection and...