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This dashboard provides an at-a-glance overview of institutional philanthropic information for the Southeast Region and its composite states.

Data

Tab 1: Foundation Overview

Foundation-level data found in the “Foundations Overview” section includes all non-terminated independent, corporate, community, and operating foundations. Sources of data for these foundations include IRS information returns (Form 990-PF for private organizations, Form-990 for community foundations), and foundation reports. Assets are stated at market value. Total giving amount includes grants, scholarships, and employee matching gifts; it does not include all qualifying distributions, e.g., loans, PRIs, set-asides, and program or other administrative expenses.

Tab 2: Foundation Giving Priorities

Grants-level data found in the “Foundation Giving Priorities” section comes from Foundation Center’s Foundation Maps database of all publishable grants, foundation administered programs, program-related investments, and grants to individuals. These data points update weekly based on available information; totals for the most recent years will likely change as new grants are added to the database. Sources of grants data include IRS information returns (like IRS Form-990 and Form 990-PF) and information reported directly to Foundation Center through the Electronic Reporting Program from private and public grantmaking foundations in the Southeast. These grants are indexed according to the Philanthropy Classification System (PCS) which structures the data available in the grant details along the issue, population, and strategy focuses of the grant.

Available grants data percentage represents the completeness of the data available for a given year relative to the known amount of total giving for the year.  Comparisons to earlier data points should only be done after at least 50% of the total giving is represented by the aggregate grants data.

Lags in information flows between the IRS and Foundation Center can delay information up to 18-24 months after a foundation submits their tax return.  Foundation Center is committed to sharing data as soon as it is available.  In order to improve the completeness of the data available for your region, please consider submitting your grants directly through the Electronic Reporting Program.  Email egrants@foundationcenter.org for more information.

Tabs 3 & 4: Giving to the Southeast

Grants-level data found in the “Non-Southeast Foundations Giving to Southeast” and “Overall Giving to Southeast” sections comes from Foundation Center’s Foundation Maps database of all publishable grants, foundation administered programs, program-related investments, and grants to individuals awarded to recipients located in the Southeast to provide an overview of funding flowing into the state. These data points update weekly based on available information; totals for the most recent years will likely change as new grants are added to the database. Sources of grants data include IRS information returns (like IRS Form-990 and Form 990-PF) and information reported directly to Foundation Center through the Electronic Reporting Program from private and public grantmaking foundations.

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For more detailed information about Southeast philanthropy, visit one of our Funding Information Network Locations to access our robust information tools for free or directly subscribe to Foundation Maps. With millions of grants from 2006 to the present, innovative ways to visualize funding data, and the flexibility and precision to tailor research, Foundation Maps helps funders and nonprofits access the knowledge they need to make strategic decisions and strengthen their impact.
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Previous Southern Trends Report

The 2016 Southern Trends Report provides key data on the growth of Southeastern philanthropy, including trends in the number of foundations, assets and giving over a ten-year period. The report also offers an overview of responses to questions regarding foundations’ grantmaking practices from a 2016 market analysis of the Southeastern Council of Foundations’ membership.

Philanthropy Southeast

Philanthropy Southeast is a membership association of philanthropic organizations committed to the people and communities of 11 Southeastern states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Our members comprise a diverse network of thinkers, problem-solvers and leaders who share their perspectives, ideas and insights in pursuit of a common goal: leveraging the power of effective, meaningful philanthropy to build a region where all people can participate and prosper.

Candid

Every year, millions of nonprofits spend trillions of dollars around the world. Candid finds out where that money comes from, where it goes, and why it matters. Through research, collaboration, and training, Candid connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to do it. Candid’s data tools on nonprofits, foundations, and grants are the most comprehensive in the world. In 2019, Foundation Center and GuideStar joined forces to become Candid, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Find out more at candid.org and on Twitter @CandidDotOrg.