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Directories are great tools for finding new funding sources. As of late 2017, nonprofits, school districts, and other grant seekers in the United States of America can find state and local foundation directories for 32 of the 50 states. The states that do not have current or recently published state-specific, statewide directories of grant makers are: Arkansas (AR), California (CA), Delaware (DE), Florida (FL), Georgia (GA), Hawaii (HI), Mississippi (MS), Missouri (MO), Nevada (NV), New Jersey (NJ), New York (NY), North Carolina (NC), North Dakota (ND), Rhode Island (RI), South Dakota (SD), Utah (UT), Texas (TX), and West Virginia (WV). Washington, DC (DC) also has none.

 

State Grant Directories 2017

 

 

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 25%. In late 2017, out of 55 identified directories, five are PDF files, 10 are compact disks (CDs), 17 are print compilations, and 22 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 in the series for 2017 will cover other regions in the United States of America.

 

State Directory Format
AL Yes CD
AR No None
FL No None
GA No None
LA Yes Print, CD
MS No None
NC No None
SC Yes PDF
TN Yes Print, CD
VA Yes Online

 

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

Arkansas has no state directory of grant makers. The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension, no longer publishes Funding Sources, which was a free PDF file, available online; that had listed more than 160 foundations and public charities that made grants in Arkansas.

 

FLORIDA

Florida has no state directory of grant makers. Florida Funding Publications no longer publishes The Complete Guide to Florida Foundations, which profiled more than 5,000 corporations and foundations that made 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. The 2012 edition is the most recent available.

 

MISSISSIPPI

Mississippi has no state directory of grant makers.

 

NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina has no state directory of grant makers.

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

South Carolina Founation Directory. Mullin, Dawn, ed. 10th Ed. Columbia, SC: South Carolina State Library, 2014. This free PDF file is available online; it profiles more than 180 foundations and public charities that make grants in South Carolina. A new edition is due later in 2017.

 

TENNESSEE

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

 

VIRGINIA

Directory of Virginia Foundations. Richmond, VA: The Grants Connection, 2017.  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 for 2017 will cover the Midwestern States.

 

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