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Directories are great tools for finding new funding sources. As of mid-2016, nonprofits, school districts, and other grant seekers can find state and local foundation directories for 38 of the 50 states. The states that do not have current or recently published state-specific directories of grant makers are: California (CA), Connecticut (CT), Delaware (DE), Georgia (GA), Hawaii (HI), Mississippi (MS), New York (NY), North Carolina (NC), North Dakota (ND), Rhode Island (RI), South Dakota (SD), and West Virginia (WV). Washington, DC (DC) also has none.

 

Available directories vary greatly in their quality, coverage, and content. Some are available in multiple formats; most, in one only. Since 2012, the number of state-specific directories has fallen by about 35%. In mid-2016, out of 47 identified directories, five are PDF files, 11 are compact disks (CDs), 22 are print compilations, and 20 are online databases.

 

This post covers the Mid-Atlantic States of Delaware (DE), Maryland (MD), New Jersey (NJ), New York (NY), Pennsylvania (PA), and West Virginia (WV), plus Washington, DC. Later posts will cover other regions in the United States of America.

 

Mid Atlantic

 

The Mid-Atlantic States:

DELAWARE

Delaware has no state directory of grant makers. The Delaware Association of Nonprofit Agencies no longer publishes the Directory of Grantmakers Funding Programs in Delaware as a free PDF file, available online. On its website, it reports that it plans no updates and directs researchers to the Foundation Center.

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Washington, D.C. has no directory of grant makers. The Foundation Center no longer publishes the Guide to Greater Washington DC Grantmakers on CD-ROM, a CD-based directory of profiles of foundations, corporate giving programs, and public charities giving in the Washington, D.C. area.

 

Washington Region’s Leading 500 Foundations. 4th Ed. Frederick, MD: Jankowski Associates, Inc., 2012. This print directory profiles each of the Washington DC region’s 500 largest foundations, and gives contact information for 500 smaller foundations.

 

MARYLAND

Local Funders List. Baltimore, MD: Maryland State Department of Education, 2016. This free list, available online, provides extensive contact information for 75 corporations and foundations making grants in Maryland.

 

Maryland’s Leading 500 Foundations. 8th Ed. Frederick, MD: Jankowski Associates, Inc., 2012. This print directory profiles each of Maryland’s 500 largest foundations, and gives contact information for 500 smaller foundations.

 

NEW JERSEY

New Jersey Grantmakers. Trenton, NJ: Council of New Jersey Grantmakers, 2016. This free and searchable online database profiles more than 5,500 foundations that make grants in New Jersey.

 

NEW YORK

New York has no state directory of grant makers.

 

PENNSYLVANIA

 

Pennsylvania Foundations Online. West Chester, PA: Pennsylvania Foundations Online, 2013. This subscription-based and searchable online database profiles more than 2,200 foundations that make grants in Pennsylvania. It has replaced the Directory of Pennsylvania Foundations after its 7th edition as a PDF file available online.

 

The 2014-2015 Pennsylvania Grant and Resource Directory. Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 2014. This PDF file, available online, profiles state and federal agencies and programs that make grants in Pennsylvania.

 

WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia has no state directory of grant makers.

 

The next post in this series will cover the Southeast.

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