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Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, Incorporated

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Purpose and Activities

The foundation supports people in the southeast to build just and caring communities that nurture people, spur enterprise, bridge differences, and foster fairness. Its mission is to help people and places to move out of poverty and achieve greater social and economic justice. The foundation supports organizations and networks that work across race, ethnic, economic and political differences to make possible a brighter future for all.


Incorporated in 1953 in NC - Mrs. Babcock's will allowed for flexibility in the use of the foundation's resources for meeting changing needs of society and improving the human condition. Her father was R. J. Reynolds, founder of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Since Mrs. Babcock's death in 1953, the foundation has assisted a variety of activities. In the past, the foundation committed substantial portions of its funds to educational institutions for building construction and for scholarship aid. It also provided strong support for health and medical research programs and for religion The foundation is a signatory to Philanthropy’s Promise, an initiative of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. (NCRP). By signing on, the grantmaker has committed to allocating the majority of its grantmaking dollars to marginalized communities and at least 25 percent to social justice strategies, such as advocacy, community organizing, and civic engagement.


Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, Incorporated

Family foundation




2920 Reynolda Rd Winston-Salem, NC United States 27106-5123

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