4.15.19 US News
Intel Foundation awards $1.25 million in grants through the She Will Connect initiative, San Diego Zoo Global will be featured in an all-new series from Animal Planet, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation and the Ford Foundation launch US 2050, and more.
Williams leaving Babcock at end of 2012
Gayle Williams has served for 18 years as executive director of the $140 million-asset Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, which focuses its funding on moving people and places in the Southeast out of poverty.
Babcock assesses direction, strategy
After an extensive evaluation, the Winston-Salem-based funder will continue its efforts to help poor people and poor place climb out of poverty.
‘Jobs-centered’ focus seen boosting economies
Economic-development efforts in North Carolina should take into account both the needs of industry and of local workers, a new study says.
Advocacy investment seen yielding big return
Foundation support is key to nonprofit advocacy and policy work and to efforts by nonprofits to engage their constituencies in solving problems, a new report says.
Babcock remains ‘mission driven’
Barring another precipitous drop in assets, the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation plans to hold grantmaking at 2008 levels this year and in 2010 and 2011.
Rural advocate shutting down
The Southern Rural Development Initiative, a Raleigh-based nonprofit that for 16 years has been a leading advocate for racial and economic justice in the rural South, will shut down on Feb. 20.