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State and Local Foundation Directories:
A Resource List


Did you know that directories of grantmakers are available for most individual states, and even some regions or cities? These books may be compiled and published by regional associations of grantmakers, nonprofit organizations, public libraries, or for-profit publishers. Many are issued by the Center's Cooperating Collections. The scope and contents vary, depending on the interests of the publisher. For example, some limit their entries to private foundations, while others may include grantmaking public charities or even government grant programs. Most of the directories are available electronically or online.


Alabama

Guide to Alabama Grantmakers. Birmingham, AL: Alabama Giving, 2009.
Produced in association with the Foundation Center, this CD-ROM directory contains profiles of more than 1,000 funders in Alabama along with over 6,000 descriptions of recent grants. Alabama Giving also provides a member directory on its web site.

Alaska

Alaska Funding Guide. Anchorage, AK: The Foraker Group.
This online funding database contains entries for over 200 foundations and corporations that are located in or fund projects in the state of Alaska.
Northwest Funders Directory. Seattle, WA: Philanthropy Northwest.
This online directory profiles more than 150 grantmaking organizations that are members of Philanthropy Northwest. Their members fund programs in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.

Arizona

Arizona Guide to Grants Online. Phoenix, AZ: Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits.
The Arizona Guide to Grants Onlineís searchable database offers detailed, current profiles of more than 2,000 corporations and foundations with a history of making grants in Arizona.

Arkansas

No directory.

California

No directory.

Colorado

Colorado Grants Guide Online. Denver, CO: Community Resource Center.
Includes profiles of more than 700 foundations, corporate givers, government, and religious agencies within the state and outside the state with an interest in funding Colorado nonprofit organizations.

Connecticut

Connecticut Grantmakers Online. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Council for Philanthropy.
Profiles of more than 1,500 foundations, corporate giving programs, and charitable trusts located or giving in Connecticut.

Delaware

2006 Directory of Grantmakers Funding Programs in Delaware. Wilmington, DE: Delaware Association of Nonprofit Agencies, 2006.
Information on grantmaking organizations in Delaware. Available online as free PDF file from the Delaware Association of Nonprofit Agencies.

District of Columbia

Guide to Greater Washington, DC Grantmakers on CD-ROM. New York, NY: The Foundation Center, 2008.
Profiles more than 3,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and public charities with an interest in funding in the Washington, D.C. area. Also includes database of nearly 30,000 grants awarded to nonprofits in the DC area or from funders in the region.

Florida

The Complete Guide to Florida Foundations. Miami, FL: Florida Funding Publications, biennial.
Provides profiles of more than 5,000 Florida-based grantmakers with more than $16 billion in total assets.
Profiles of South Florida Funders Online. Miami, FL: Donors Forum of South Florida.
This online directory provides detailed profiles of nearly 200 foundation and corporate funders who fund or are based in Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade or Monroe Counties.

Georgia

The Georgia 400+ Foundations Database. Atlanta, GA: Sinclair, Townes & Co.
Free online database provides comprehensive profiles of more than 700 foundations located in Georgia.
Guide to Georgia Grantmakers on CD-ROM. New York, NY: The Foundation Center, 2008.
The CD-ROM contains information on more than 1,800 grantmakers located in Georgia, plus nearly 450 grantmakers across the country that fund Georgia nonprofits. Lists more than 12,000 recent grants to nearly 2,000 Georgia recipients.

Hawaii

No directory.

Idaho

Leppert, Elaine C., ed. Directory of Idaho Foundations. 12th ed. Caldwell, ID: Caldwell Public Library, 2008.
Based on 990-PF returns filed with the IRS by more than 350 foundations and corporations either headquartered in Idaho or with a history of giving in Idaho.
Northwest Funders Directory. Seattle, WA: Philanthropy Northwest.
This online directory profiles more than 150 grantmaking organizations that are members of Philanthropy Northwest. Their members fund programs in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.

Illinois

Directory of Funding in Illinois. 11th ed. Chicago, IL: Donors Forum of Chicago, 2012.
This print directory profiles more than 5,500 foundations and corporate giving programs that fund organizations and programs in Illinois. Developed in cooperation with the Foundation Center.

Indiana

Directory of Indiana Grantmakers: Grant and Scholarship Information. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Grantmakers Alliance, 2008.
Contains profiles of more than 1,400 active grantmaking foundations, trusts, and scholarship programs in Indiana.

Iowa

Pearson, Ford T. The Iowa Foundation DataBook. Portland, OR: C&D Publishing, 2010.
Directory of more than 1,200 foundations in Iowa, with in-depth descriptions of the largest grantmakers. Also available on CD-ROM.

Kansas

The Directory of Kansas Foundations. Topeka, KS: Mainstream, Inc., biennial.
Provides information on community, corporate, family, and independent foundations that fund in Kansas.
The Kansas Foundation DataBook. Portland, OR: C&D Publishing, 2008.
Directory of every foundation in Kansas, with in-depth descriptions of the largest grantmakers. Includes categorical listing of over 11,000 grants awarded to Kansas nonprofit organizations for the most recent year on record. Also available on CD-ROM.

Kentucky

The Kentucky Foundation DataBook. 4th ed. Portland, OR: C&D Publishing, 2010.
Directory of every foundation in Kansas, with in-depth descriptions of the largest grantmakers. Includes categorical listing of grants awarded to Kentucky nonprofit organizations for the most recent year on record. Also available on CD-ROM.

Louisiana

The Louisiana Foundation DataBook. Portland, OR: C&D Publishing, 2008.
Directory of more than 1,100 foundations in Louisiana, with in-depth descriptions of the 264 largest grantmakers. Includes categorical listing of more than 10,000 grants awarded to Louisiana nonprofit organizations for the most recent year on record. Also available on CD-ROM.

Maine

Online Directory of Maine Grantmakers. Portland, ME: Maine Philanthropy Center.
Profiles of more than 400 Maine grantmakers, Maine corporate foundations, corporate giving programs, and out-of-state foundations that give in Maine.

Maryland

Marylandís Leading 500 Foundations. 7th ed. Frederick, MD: Jankowski Associates, Inc., 2012.
Profiles of Marylandís 500 largest foundations, plus contact information for smaller foundations. Includes percentage breakdown of giving by interest area and geographic preference.

Massachusetts

Grant Makers Directory. Boston, MA: Associated Grant Makers.
This online database contains descriptions of more than 300 funders in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire.

Michigan

Michigan Foundation Directory. 17th ed. Grand Haven, MI: Council of Michigan Foundations, 2011.
Identifies more than 1,500 foundations that give in Michigan. Co-published with the Foundation Center.

Minnesota

Minnesota Grants Directory. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, 2011.
Provides an overview of the state's most active foundations and giving programs, with basic information on 78 community foundations, corporate giving programs and private foundations. Includes application procedures and deadlines for each funder.

Mississippi

No directory.

Missouri

Directory of Missouri Grantmakers on CD-ROM. 7th ed. New York, NY: The Foundation Center, 2007.
Contains entries for more than 2,100 grantmakers located in Missouri and nearly 450 out-of-state grantmakers with funding interests in Missouri. Produced in collaboration with the Metropolitan Association for Philanthropy.

Montana

Montana Foundation Directory. Billings, MT: Montana State University-Billings Library, biennial.
Contains entries for foundations active in Montana and out-of-state foundations known to have contributed in Montana.
Northwest Funders Directory. Seattle, WA: Philanthropy Northwest.
This online directory profiles more than 150 grantmaking organizations that are members of Philanthropy Northwest. Their members fund programs in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.

Nebraska

Nebraska Foundation Directory. Omaha, NE: Junior League of Omaha, 2009.
Profiles of every grantmaking foundation in the state.
The Nebraska Foundation DataBook. Portland, OR: C&D Publishing, 2012.
Directory of more than 900 foundations in Nebraska, with in-depth descriptions of the 230 largest grantmakers. Includes categorical listing of more than 9,000 grants awarded to Nebraska nonprofit organizations for the most recent year on record. Also available on CD-ROM.

Nevada

The Nevada Foundation DataBook. Portland, OR: C&D Publishing, 2006.
Directory of nearly 700 foundations in Nevada, with in-depth descriptions of the largest grantmakers. Includes categorical listing of more than 4,000 grants awarded to Nevada nonprofit organizations for the most recent year on record. Also available on CD-ROM.

New Hampshire

Directory of Charitable Trusts in New Hampshire. Concord, NH: New Hampshire Dept. of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, 2010.
Lists grantmaking organizations and scholarship funds making distributions to New Hampshire charities and students.

New Jersey

No directory.

New Mexico

New Mexico Grantmakers Directory. Santa Fe, NM: New Mexico Association of Grantmakers.
This free searchable online database allows you to search for more than 400 foundations in or having a funding interest in the state. Ability to search by program funding area, geographic focus, and populations served.

New York

No directory.

North Carolina

No directory.

North Dakota

No directory.

Ohio

Cincinnati Area Foundation Directory. Cincinnati, OH: MR & Co., biennial.
Profiles of more than 135 foundations and charitable trusts located in the Cincinnati area and the northern Kentucky region.
Funding Directory of Ohio. Hamilton, OH: Community Development Professionals, LLC, annual.
Annual directory profiles more than 800 funders that fund in Ohio. Available in hard copy or as searchable CD-ROM.
Guide to Ohio Grantmakers on CD-ROM. New York, NY: Foundation Center, 2008.
Joint project of the Ohio Grantmakers Forum, the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations, and the Foundation Center, the CD-ROM provides information on nearly 4,000 grantmakers located in Ohio and 403 out-of-state grantmakers with funding interests in Ohio.

Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Foundation DataBook. Portland, OR: C&D Publishing, 2011.
Directory of over 1,300 foundations in Oklahoma, with in-depth descriptions of the 304 largest grantmakers. Includes categorical listing of more than 12,000 grants awarded to Oklahoma nonprofit organizations for the most recent year on record. Also available on CD-ROM.

Oregon

The Oregon Foundation DataBook. Portland, OR: C&D Publishing, 2012.
Directory of over 1,600 foundations in Oregon, with in-depth descriptions of the 297 largest grantmakers. Includes categorical listing of more than 13,000 grants awarded to Oregon nonprofit organizations for the most recent year on record. Also available on CD-ROM.
Northwest Funders Directory. Seattle, WA: Philanthropy Northwest.
This online directory profiles more than 150 grantmaking organizations that are members of Philanthropy Northwest. Their members fund programs in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Foundations Online. West Chester, PA: Pennsylvania Foundations Online.
Database includes contact information, grants listings, trustees, and guidelines of more than 2,200 Pennsylvania grantmaking foundations.

Rhode Island

No directory.

South Carolina

Mullin, Dawn, ed. South Carolina Foundation Directory. 9th ed. Columbia, SC: South Carolina State Library, 2010.
Profiles of active private foundations, community foundations, and grantmaking public charities in South Carolina. Available as a free PDF file.

South Dakota

South Dakota Grant Directory. Pierre, SD: South Dakota State Library.
Online database which indexes and describes more than 400 grantmaking programs in South Dakota. Also lists some major foundations located outside the state that have shown an interest in South Dakota.

Tennessee

The Tennessee Foundation DataBook. Portland, OR: C&D Publishing, 2011.
Directory of over 1,500 foundations in Tennessee, with in-depth descriptions of the 297 largest grantmakers. Includes categorical listing of close to 20,000 grants awarded to Tennessee nonprofit organizations for the most recent year on record. Also available on CD-ROM.

Texas

Directory of Texas Foundations. 30th ed. San Antonio, TX: Nonprofit Resource Center of Texas, 2011.
Profiles more than 3,700 private and community foundations and grantmaking public charities located in Texas. Also available online.
Directory of Grantmakers Online. Fort Worth, TX: Funding Information Center.
Profiles the philanthropic activity of more than 230 grantmakers in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant, and Wise counties.

Utah

Philanthropic Foundations of Utah Directory. Provo, UT: Henry Dean Publishing, 2012.
Provides information on more than 500 foundations located in the state.

Vermont

Vermont Directory of Foundations Online. New York, NY: The Foundation Center.
Profiles foundations incorporated in the state of Vermont and foundations incorporated outside of Vermont that have demonstrated an interest in funding Vermont nonprofits. Available as free online database from The Vermont Community Foundation.

Virginia

Directory of Virginia Foundations. Richmond, VA: The Grants Connection, annual.
Available in print or as an online subscription database. Provides entries for nearly 1,000 foundations based in Virginia plus selected foundations in North Carolina, Maryland, Florida and the District of Columbia which give in Virginia.

Washington

Northwest Funders Directory. Seattle, WA: Philanthropy Northwest.
This online directory profiles more than 150 grantmaking organizations that are members of Philanthropy Northwest. Their members fund programs in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.
The Washington Foundation DataBook. Portland, OR: C&D Publishing, 2011.
Directory of over 2,300 foundations in Washington state, with in-depth descriptions of the 488 largest grantmakers. Includes categorical listing of more than 22,000 grants awarded to Washington state nonprofit organizations for the most recent year on record. Also available on CD-ROM.
Washington State Charitable Trust Directory, 2007-2008. Olympia, WA: Office of the Secretary of State, 2007.
Based on the records of the more than 900 charitable trusts reporting to the Secretary of State. Available in hardbound, CD-ROM, and downloadable PDF formats from the Office of the Secretary of the State, Charitable Trust Program.

West Virginia

No directory.

Wisconsin

Foundations in Wisconsin. 30th ed. Milwaukee, WI: Marquette University Funding Information Center, 2011.
Contains information on more than 1,300 active grantmaking foundations in the state and is updated on a monthly basis. Also available as an online subscription.

Wyoming

Northwest Funders Directory. Seattle, WA: Philanthropy Northwest.
This online directory profiles more than 150 grantmaking organizations that are members of Philanthropy Northwest. Their members fund programs in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.
Wyoming Foundation Directory. Laramie, WY: Wyoming Community Foundation, 2011.
Free PDF file of more than 200 Wyoming foundations and out-of-state funders with an interest in Wyoming.
 
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