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  • New Network Officer Announced

    As many of you know, I have been serving as Interim Executive Director of the Babcock Foundation since May 1, and I expect to remain in that position until at least the end of the year when a permanent Executive Director is in place. I appreciate the support and patience of our partners as my time has been diverted from relationships in the field and particularly in Appalachia....
  • Congratulations to our New and Returning Grantee Partners

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

    Albany Community Together Center for Community Change Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Hispanic Interest Coalition Homes of Hope Louisiana Budget...
  • Meet Our New Associate Network Officer

    The staff and board of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation are excited to welcome Elena Conley as our new Associate Network Officer. As the Associate Network Officer, Elena is responsible for the...

    Elena Conley
  • Supporting the Messengers of Change

    Policy change can’t happen without constructive public discourse and influence. Getting to that influence involves persuasive conversations and well-framed messages. Policy organizations must reach and effectively communicate to diverse audiences, and continually deliver compelling data and narratives in order to achieve their desired outcomes. At its very core,...

  • Supporting the Messengers of Change

    In 2013, the Babcock Foundation chose to examine the strategic communications capacity of its policy grantees, with an understanding that this capacity is closely tied to their effectiveness as advocates for policies that move people and places out of poverty. The following report released publicly in March of 2014 details MRBF's findings and contains a set of recommendations for supporting...