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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 Southeastern States of Alabama (AL), Arkansas (AR), Florida (FL), Georgia (GA), Louisiana (LA), Mississippi (MS), North Carolina (NC), South Carolina (SC), Tennessee (TN), and Virginia (VA). Later posts will cover other regions in the United States of America.


The Southeastern States:


Guide to Alabama Grantmakers. Birmingham, AL: Alabama Giving, 2011. This CD-ROM directory for Alabama profiles more than 1,000 funders and describes more than 6,000 recent grants.



Arkansas has no state directory of grant makers.



The Complete Guide to Florida Foundations. Miami, FL: Florida Funding Publications, 2013. This print directory profiles more than 5,000 corporations and foundations that make grants in Florida.


Profiles of South Florida Funders Online. Miami, FL: Donors Forum of South Florida, 2012. This subscription-based, online database profiles almost 200 foundations and corporations that either make grants in Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, or Monroe counties or are based in these counties.



Guide to Georgia Grantmakers on CD-ROM. New York, NY: The Foundation Center, 2008. This CD-based directory profiles more than 2,300 foundations, corporate giving programs, and public charities giving in Georgia and describes nearly 20,000 grants made in Georgia.



The Louisiana Foundation DataBook and CD. 4th Ed. Portland, OR: C&D Publishing, 2012. This print and CD-based directory profiles more than 1,100 foundations in Louisiana, and provides detailed descriptions of the largest grant makers.



Mississippi has no state directory of grant makers.



North Carolina has no state directory of grant makers.



South Carolina Foundation Directory. Mullin, Dawn, ed. 9th Ed. Columbia, SC: South Carolina State Library, 2010. This free PDF file is available online; it profiles more than 160 foundations and public charities that make grants in South Carolina.



The Tennessee Foundation DataBook and CD. Portland, OR: C&D Publishing, 2011. This print directory lists 1,519 foundations either located in Tennessee or giving in Tennessee, and includes profiles of the largest foundations.



Directory of Virginia Foundations. Richmond, VA: The Grants Connection, 2012.  This subscription-based, online database profiles more than 1,000 private, corporate, and community foundations located in Virginia, as well as other foundations giving in Virginia.



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