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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 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.

 

Southeast

 

The Southeastern States:

ALABAMA

Guide to Alabama Grantmakers. Birmingham, AL: Alabama Giving, 2016. This CD directory for Alabama profiles more than 1,000 funders and describes more than 6,000 recent grants.

 

ARKANSAS

Funding Sources. Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension, 2016. This free PDF file is available online; it lists more than 160 foundations and public charities that make grants in Arkansas.

 

FLORIDA

The Complete Guide to Florida Foundations. 21st Ed. Miami, FL: Florida Funding Publications, 2012. This print directory profiles more than 5,000 corporations and foundations that make grants in Florida.

 

GEORGIA

Georgia has no state directory of grant makers.

 

LOUISIANA

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

Mississippi has no state directory of grant makers.

 

NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina has no state directory of grant makers.

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

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.

 

TENNESSEE

The Tennessee Foundation Databook and CD. 4th Ed. Portland, OR: C&D Publishing, 2013. This print directory lists 1,191 foundations located in Tennessee or giving in Tennessee, and includes profiles of the largest foundations.

 

VIRGINIA

Directory of Virginia Foundations. Richmond, VA: The Grants Connection, 2016.  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.

 

The next post in this series will cover the Midwest.

 

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2 Comments

  1. The link to the SC directory does not work

    • Thank you for letting me know! Maybe doing a search using the SC directory’s title will turn up a good link. On occasion though, the publishers just stop publishing the local/state directories and concede the battle to the Foundation Center.


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