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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 New England States of Connecticut (CT), Maine (ME), Massachusetts (MA), New Hampshire (NH), Rhode Island (RI,) and Vermont (VT). It is the last post in the series. Earlier posts have covered other regions in the United States of America.


The New England States:


Connecticut Grantmakers Online. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, 2012. This subscription-based, online database profiles more than 2,200 grant-making foundations and corporations either located in Connecticut or giving in Connecticut.


Directory of Community Foundations Serving Connecticut. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, 2012. This free online directory provides extensive contact information for 18 community foundations giving in Connecticut.



Directory of Maine Grantmakers. 8th Ed. Portland, ME: Maine Philanthropy Center, 2011. This print and subscription-based online directory profiles more than 475 foundations and corporations either located in Maine or giving in Maine.



Grant Makers Directory. Boston, MA: Associated Grant Makers, 2011. This online database describes more than 300 grant makers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire.



Directory of Charitable Funds in New Hampshire. Concord, NH: New Hampshire Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, 2012. This free PDF file, available online, lists more than 400 grant-making organizations registered with the New Hampshire Office of the Attorney General and having assets of more than $25,000. A notice at CPG Fundraising indicates that it no longer publishes The Directory of New Hampshire Foundations.



Rhode Island has no state directory of grant makers.



Vermont Directory of Foundations. Middlebury VT and New York, NY: The Vermont Community Foundation and the Foundation Center, 2009.  This free print and online directory profiles 334 grant-making foundations located in Vermont and 287 other foundations located elsewhere but giving in Vermont.


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