Our Impact

For over 50 years, MDC has catalyzed and accelerated equitable change in the South.


For over 50 years, MDC has catalyzed and accelerated equitable change in the South.

Our Activity

MDC provides a wide range of support to help community, institutional, and philanthropic partners advance racial equity and upward mobility across the South.

From Our Partners

"The convening was really inspirational and very intentional. I was amazed at how...the entire [MDC and foundation] team took our thoughts from the design team meetings and turned them into works of art, literally. Thank you for being an awesome partner in this work!"

Participant, May 2022 Convening of Z. Smith Reynolds’ Collaborative Problem-Solving Grantees

"MDC really helped navigate conflict and power dynamics in a project that involved many organizations and needed to be owned by the community."

Partner, Great Expectations

"[MDC Rural Forward staff] have been instrumental in effecting positive community change throughout our many community organizations. Their assistance has been critical and is directly attributable to the cooperation between our organizations."

Partner, Healthy Places North Carolina