Foundation Highlight: Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation

Grant Advisors Ray Sweeney and Frank Klimko are constantly on the lookout for good opportunities offering vigorous funding streams. Regularly, our site will highlight a foundation or federal agency which may fall under the radar, but provides funding that can help you achieve your programming goals.

Over the past few weeks, we highlighted the MAC AIDS Fund, Ronald McDonald House Charities, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Emerging Teacher-Leaders in Elementary School Mathematics for Grades Pre-K–5 grants, the National Forest Foundation, Whole Foods Markets, Dedalus Foundation, the Best Buy Foundation and the Dr. Scholl Foundation.

This week, we want to talk about the giving efforts of Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, a North Carolina regional funder that focuses on projects that help the poor and underserved. Eligible States: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia; The foundation makes multiple grants up to $350,000 each (the foundation made $6.8 million in grants last year).

Deadline: Rolling.

The foundation assists projects that build just and caring communities that bridge differences and foster fairness. The foundation is especially looking for grassroots groups and networks in low-wealth or rural communities who need a funding boost to build their capacity. It also supports statewide and regional organizations and networks that are achieving large-scale impact. Priority is given to projects that help people and places to move out of poverty and achieve greater social and economic justice. Contact: 2920 Reynolda Rd., Winston-Salem, NC, 27106; 336/748-9222 or Fax: 336/777-0095.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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