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Directories are great tools for finding new funding sources. Nonprofits and other grant seekers can find state and local foundation directories for 41 of the 50 states and for Washington, DC. As of late 2012, the nine states that do not have current or recent state-specific foundation directories are: Arkansas (AR), California (CA), Hawaii (HI), Mississippi (MS), New Jersey (NJ), New York (NY), North Carolina (NC), Rhode Island (RI), and West Virginia (WV).

 

The directories vary greatly in their coverage and content. Some are available in multiple formats; most, in one only. Out of 73 identified directories, 8 are PDF files, 19 are CD-ROMs, 29 are print compilations, and 17 are online databases.

 

This post covers the Great Plains States of Iowa (IA), Kansas (KS), Minnesota (MN), Missouri (MO), Nebraska (NE), North Dakota (ND), Oklahoma (OK), South Dakota (SD), and Wisconsin (WI). Later posts will cover other regions in the United States of America.

 

The Great Plains States:

IOWA

The Iowa Foundation DataBook and CD. Portland, OR: C&D Publishing, 2010. This print and CD-based directory profiles more than 1,200 foundations in Iowa and provides in-depth descriptions of the largest grant makers.

 

KANSAS

The Kansas Foundation DataBook and CD. 1st Ed.Portland, OR: C&D Publishing, 2008.This print and CD-based directory profiles more than 500 foundations in Kansas and provides in-depth descriptions of the largest grant makers.

 

MINNESOTA

2013 Minnesota Grants Directory. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, 2012. This print directory profiles more than 100 community foundations, corporate giving programs, and private foundations giving in Minnesota.

 

Minnesota Grantmakers Online Deluxe. Minneapolis, MN: Regents of the University of Minnesota, 2011. This restricted-access online database profiles more than 1,300 foundations and corporations making grants in Minnesota.

 

MISSOURI

Directory of Missouri Grantmakers on CD-ROM. 7th Ed. New York, NY: The Foundation Center, 2007. This CD-based directory profiles more than 2,100 grant makers located in Missouri and nearly 450 other grant makers giving in Missouri.

 

NEBRASKA

Foundation Resource Directory: A Guide to Grants for Nebraska Children, Youth, Families, and Communities. Lincoln, NE: Nebraska Department of Economic Development, 2012. This free PDF file, available online, profiles more than 40 foundations and corporations either located in Nebraska or giving in Nebraska.

 

The Nebraska Foundation DataBook and CD. Portland, OR: C&D Publishing, 2012. This print and CD-based directory lists more than 930 foundations either located in Nebraska or giving in Nebraska, and includes profiles of the 230 largest foundations.

 

NORTH DAKOTA

North Dakota has no state directory of grant makers.

 

OKLAHOMA

The Oklahoma Foundation DataBook and CD. 4th Ed. Portland, OR: C&D Publishing, 2011. This print and CD-based directory lists more than 1,330 foundations either located in Oklahoma or giving in Oklahoma, and includes profiles of the 304 largest foundations.

 

SOUTH DAKOTA

South Dakota Grant Directory. Pierre, SD: South Dakota State Library, 2012. This online database profiles more than 400 foundations either located in South Dakota or giving in South Dakota.

 

WISCONSIN

Foundations in Wisconsin. 31st Ed. Milwaukee, WI: Marquette University Funding Information Center, 2012. This print and subscription-based online directory profiles more than 1,300 foundations in Wisconsin.

 

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