Compared with the rest of the nation, Southeast philanthropy is still pretty young, but this funding scene is growing fast, with new foundations arriving on the scene and existing ones stepping up their giving. While large and professionalized grantmakers in the region are often easily approached, smaller foundations tend to be more difficult for nonprofits to access. All the funder profiles below are updated regularly and we add new ones often. Only paid subscribers can access these resources (subscribe here).
The Abercrombie Foundation supports education, animal welfare, human services, the environment, health, and arts and culture mostly in Kentucky and Texas.
This funder primarily supports higher education but also funds local causes in Anderson, South Carolina, in the areas of education, health, culture, and social services. Letters of inquiry are accepted, and grants are awarded once per year.
The AGL Resources Private Foundation supports education, environmental stewardship, diversity, community enrichment, basic human needs, energy assistance in the Southeast states of Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee.
This corporate funder awards grants in the areas of STEM programs, workforce development, conservation education, and early childhood education in Alabama. Arts and culture, health and human services, and community life programs are also supported statewide.
This funder supports a very wide range of nonprofit causes in Macon and Bibb Counties in Georgia. It funds local arts, disaster relief, hunger, education, and the well-being of children.
The Arby’s Foundation funds childhood hunger, youth leadership, career readiness in Atlanta, Georgia and beyond.
ACF supports a broad range of issues in a majority of the counties in Arkansas. Most grants come from donor-directed funds, but ACF also funds local health, education, and economic well-being groups.
This funder supports a wide range of arts and culture groups in the Greater Chattanooga area of Tennessee. Arts education and economic development through the arts are big local priorities.
The Athens Federal Foundation provides grants to Eastern Tennessee nonprofits in the areas of affordable housing, job training, economic development, healthcare, education, human services, and culture.
This funder supports causes for women and girls in the five-county Atlanta metro area to break the cycle of generational poverty and promote economic self-sufficiency.
Supports economic opportunity, democracy and civic engagement, and related policies and institutions in the Southeast. Jobs in Appalachia is a high priority.
The Clark and Ruby Baker Foundation broadly supports education, health, human services, and religious causes in Georgia.
Supports goes to the Sarasota and Chicago areas for education, humanitarian causes, arts and culture, and the environment. Unsolicited grant requests are not accepted.
The William E. Barth Foundation supports a wide range of nonprofit causes that promote quality of life in Louisville and Jefferson County, Kentucky.
BCF supports nonprofits in Terrebonne Parish, Lafourche Parish, and Grand Isle, Louisiana. Top interests are education, coastal protection, and human services.
This funder supports a wide range of topics in Northwest Florida, including childhood disease, autism, food pantries, youth sports, and arts and culture. The annual grant application deadline is November 1.
This funder supports five counties in Southwest Alabama in the areas of education, youth, economic development, arts and culture, and civic engagement.
This funder supports a 12-county region in Alabama in the areas of arts, community and economic development, education, and health and wellness.
This funder supports healthy eating/active living, early childhood development, and community health programs in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Application deadlines are twice yearly.
This funder mostly supports efforts in Atlanta related to early childhood development, education, green space, and the arts.
This funder supports health causes in Arkansas with an emphasis on regional and statewide efforts for healthcare delivery, policy and economics.
This funder supports exercise and healthy eating programs throughout Mississippi. Letters of inquiries are accepted from local groups all year.
This funder supports health causes in the state of South Carolina, including access to care, the healthcare workforce, and resources for children. Letters of inquiry are accepted within specified time frames.
This funder supports early childhood education, cancer and tuberculosis patients, community causes, literacy, and youth enhancement causes in Central and Eastern Kentucky. Grant opportunities vary by county.
This fund was created as the charitable arm of one of the biggest music festivals in the Southeast. Areas of funding are the arts, education, and educational sustainability, especially in the Manchester, Tennessee, area.
This funder supports causes of health, economic development, and culture in the Louisville metro area and education at all levels throughout Kentucky.
The Brown Badgett Foundation supports human services, religion, scientific research, public safety, education, literacy in Kentucky.
This funder supports groups in Greater Birmingham, Alabama, mostly in the areas of community health and youth education. The foundation accepts letters of inquiry twice a year.
The Thomas C. Burke Foundation broadly supports health and human services nonprofits in and around Bibb County, Georgia.
The Butler Foundation supports basic needs, education, social services, poverty, and people with disabilities in Northern Kentucky.
This funder supports nonprofits in the Hartsville, South Carolina, area in the fields of education, economic development, quality of life, and social needs. Grants are awarded once per year.
The Callaway Foundation supports religion, charity, education, and community development in LaGrange and Troup County, Georgia.
The J. Bulow Campbell Foundation mostly supports Atlanta and elsewhere in Georgia in the fields of community, education, youth, public spaces, cultural amenities, and Christian concerns.
The Capital Bank Foundation is a bank funder that supports Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia communities in the areas of arts and culture, education and leadership, environment, financial literacy, and health and human services.
This health insurance foundation supports health, wellness, and education causes in the state of Alabama.
This health legacy funder supports the North Carolina counties of Craven, Pamlico, Jones, Carteret, and Onslow. There are two grant cycles per year.
The Carroll County Community Foundation supports Carroll County, Arkansas in the areas of grade-level reading, critical needs, children and youth, hunger, medical care, arts, education.
This funder supports 11 counties in mid-South Carolina with grants. Discretionary grants mostly go towards community improvements, while other funds accept grant requests too.
This community funder is home to over 400 charitable funds and has a nonprofit database to connect donors with organizations. Top funding causes include the arts, homelessness, and human services.
This funder supports the Louisville, Kentucky, community in the areas of education and urban environment. A phone call to the program director is requested to discuss your idea before submitting an application.
Best known for the Kentucky Derby, this corporate funder awards grants in its home state of Kentucky and other communities where the company operates. Funding interests are public health, art, and education.
The Cleburne County Community Foundation supports Cleburne County, Arkansas nonprofits in a wide range of general charitable grants and an emphasis on middle school science.
CCF has two yearly grantmaking cycles to support a nine-county region of South Carolina. Topics of interest are community development, arts and culture, education, children, special needs, and the environment.
This Atlanta-based funder prioritizes women, water and well-being. Coca-Cola funds causes around the world but has local and regional foundations and a strong presence in the Southeast.
The Commonwealth Bank & Trust Charitable Foundation is a corporate bank funder that supports Human services, libraries, theaters, parks, playgrounds, and other causes in the Louisville, Kentucky area.
This community foundation supports 31 cities in Broward County, Florida, in 10 issue areas. Each issue area has its own guidelines and deadlines; unsolicited applications are accepted.
This funder supports a wide range of causes in Burke County, North Carolina. It also awards grants out of a women’s fund and a youth philanthropy fund.
Provides competitive grants of up to $5,000 per grantee across a wide variety of local topics. Also disperses endowed, donor-advised, corporate, and giving circle funds. Great for first-time grantseekers.
The Community Foundation of Central Georgia supports 21 counties in Central Georgia to improve the quality of life here and address the issues of youth, animals, education, self-sufficiency, and civic engagement.
The Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area supports art, culture, history, health, environment, people in need, education, and youth enrichment in select counties of Georgia and South Carolina.
The Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley supports education and community-building efforts in Columbus, Georgia and the surrounding region.
This community funder supports Collier County, Florida, in the areas of human services, education, community, health, art, environment, religion, and economic development.
This community funder supports broad funding areas in Gaston County, North Carolina. Education and youth are priorities.
CFGA supports 23 counties through competitive grants in the Atlanta metro area in the fields of arts, community development, education, health and human services, and nonprofit effectiveness.
This funder has a competitive grantmaking process for education, health, community and financial security. Grants are awarded in the counties of Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount, and Walker.
This community funder supports Huntsville and Madison County, Alabama, in the areas of basic needs, neighborhoods, health, arts and culture, economy, emergency relief, education, and environment.
The Community Foundation for Greater Rome supports arts and culture, children and family services, civic affairs, community development, education, environment, health, and human services in Rome and Floyd County, Georgia.
This funder supports nonprofits in the Greenville, South Carolina, area through various funds. Funding goes to capacity building, arts and culture, education, environment, health, and human services.
This funder supports Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Greater Hamilton County in the areas of healthy behaviors/healthy environments, basic human needs/social services, neighborhood revitalization, immigrant population needs, college access, early childhood development, and public education.
This community foundation supports nonprofit capacity-building. Other interests in greater Greensboro include arts and humanities, education, environment, housing, building social capital, and civic engagement.
This is the largest funder in the region, awarding grants in western Tennessee, eastern Arkansas, and northern Mississippi. Top areas of interest are education, human services, and nonprofit capacity building.
This North Carolina community funder supports county nonprofits in the areas of arts and culture, civic affairs, conservation, education, health, and human services. There are other funds held here with their own focuses and application deadlines.
Support goes to Huntsville and Madison County, Alabama, in the areas of basic needs, neighborhoods, health, arts and culture, economy, emergency relief, education, and environment.
This funder supports mostly Kentucky-based organizations in the areas of community, environment, education, health, human services, arts & culture, and religious/faith-based groups.
This funder supports the South Carolina counties of Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper. The foundation backs literacy, the environment, nonprofit capacity, and community building.
CFMT funds education, the environment, the arts, health, and social services in 40 counties in Middle Tennessee and three counties in Southern Kentucky. Grant applications are accepted annually.
This funder supports numerous funding topics in eastern North Carolina. There are lots of funds, so grantseekers should contact CFNCE for application details.
This funder supports nine Northeast Alabama counties through many different funds. Grant opportunities are available in the areas of healthcare and health education.
This funder provides competitive grants in early childhood and the arts in Northeast Florida counties. It also funds initiatives related to education, aging, neighborhoods, and nonprofit capacity building.
This funder is based in Duluth, Georgia and supports nonprofits working in social services, education, community and civic affairs, arts and culture, and health. All funding stays in Northeast Georgia.
The Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia supports arts and culture, civics, education, social services, historic preservation, and the environment in the northwestern region of Georgia.
This funder awards grants in affordable housing, arts and culture, basic needs, and more. It has a competitive grant process and donor Field of Interest funds that accept proposals by invitation only.
For grants that can be accessed through unsolicited applications, this funder prioritizes homelessness, poverty, literacy, and education. These grants are limited to Florida counties Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto.
This Asheville-based funder supports early childhood development, food & farming, people in need, and natural & cultural resources in 18 counties in Western North Carolina.
This funder supports nonprofits in the Alabama counties of Mobile, Baldwin, Escambia, Conecuh, Monroe, Clarke, Choctaw, and Washington. Areas of interest incllude capacity building, arts and culture, economic opportunity, and health.
This funder supports a wide variety of issues in nine counties of Western Alabama. Unsolicited applications are accepted, and grants are awarded twice per year.
This funder supports local groups in the Paducah area and elsewhere in Western Kentucky. Funding goes to community arts, social services, children, education, health, and community improvement groups.
The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast is an environmental funder that supports land and water conservation on Florida’s Gulf Coast.
The V.V. Cooke Foundation supports religion, education, civic, and humanitarian needs in and around Louisville, Kentucky.
The Courts Foundation supports education, religion, health care, human services, and arts and culture in Atlanta, Georgia.
The charitable arm of Cox Enterprises funds conservation, environment, early childhood education, empowering families and individuals for success, and health. Focuses on the Atlanta metro area but will fund elsewhere with employee recommendation.
The Cralle Foundation prioritizes education and human services causes in and around Louisville, Kentucky.
This funder serves 17 counties in Northeast Mississippi and is the oldest community foundation in Mississippi. It supports education, community development, and children and families.
This funder supports nonprofits in Cumberland County, North Carolina, in the areas of arts/culture/recreation, civic engagement, economic development, education, environmental education and preservation, and health and human services.
This funder supports educational, health, humanitarian, and cultural activities in Birmingham and throughout Alabama.
The Charles H. Dater Foundation supports arts and culture, education, healthcare, social services, and community needs in the Greater Cincinnati, including the Kentucky counties of Boone, Kenton, and Campbell.
DCF has a competitive application process for community grants in the fields of youth and literacy. The funder also provides capacity building support to nonprofits.
Duke supports childcare, healthcare, higher education, and rural church causes in North Carolina and South Carolina. James Buchanan Duke established this foundation in 1924.
This funder supports programs for education, the environment, economic and workforce development, and community impact in counties in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky and Florida.
This funder supports nonprofits in Florida, Virginia, and Delaware, in the areas of organizational capacity, asset building, and civil society. Unsolicited proposals are not accepted.
This foundation supports Northern Kentucky groups working in education, social services, community development, and occasionally healthcare. Unsolicited applications are accepted throughout the year.
This funder supports 25 counties in Eastern Tennessee through donor-advised grant distributions and competitive grants. Funding areas include arts and culture, at-risk youth, and community development.
Funds go to projects to improve health, education, and community vitality in Northwest Arkansas. Endeavor does not accept unsolicited grant inquiries, but you can call the staff to discuss your ideas.
This funder supports education and arts and culture mostly in Georgia, but also occasionally in Virginia. Universities, colleges, museums, historical societies, and performing arts groups receive this support.
This funder exclusively supports protection and conservation efforts for the Florida Everglades. Grants are awarded yearly, and unsolicited applications are accepted.
This mental health funder supports the seven western counties of North Carolina. intellectual or developmental disabilities, behavioral health issues, or substance abuse problems are top priority areas.
The Farm Income Improvement Foundation supports practical research on improvements in farming techniques and practices in Kentucky.
The First Tennessee Foundation supports communities in Tennessee in arts and culture, education, environment, financial literacy, and health services.
This funder awards grants for health, education, human services, arts and culture, and community development in Florida. It is based in Jacksonville and has different deadlines for the various grant programs.
FCF provides education, health, human services, youth, and recreation grants in Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens Counties in South Carolina.
This funder serves a 13-county region in North Carolina and South Carolina. It distributes donor-advised funds and competitive grants. Funding areas include arts, education, health, housing and animals.
This health legacy funder awards grants to promote access to healthcare, local public health, children’s health, and a smoke-free lifestyle for Kentuckians. It also supports disease prevention for children.
The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg supports South Pinellas County, Florida in the areas of healthy behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors of health, and physical environment.
The Foundation for the Tri-State provides grants to nonprofits in eastern Kentucky, as well as in southern Ohio and southwestern West Virginia, for arts and culture, social services, environment, scholarships, and youth.
Supports education, arts, community improvement, and human services nonprofits in the New Orleans area. Grants are awarded twice per year, and unsolicited inquiries are welcome.
This Little Rock, Arkansas-based funder supports education, human services, health, and hospitals. First-time grantseekers submit a survey form to start the process.
This funder supports social change in Georgia and the Carolinas. Interests include environmental justice, anti-racism, women's rights, immigration, youth development, LGBTQ rights, worker's rights, civil rights, and disability rights.
The Allan C. and Lelia J. Garden Foundation supports health and human services causes in Ben Hill, Irwin, and Wilcox Counties in Georgia.
This Atlanta-based funder supports community-based organizations within 30 miles of its manufacturing facilities—there are 19 facilities in Georgia. Funding interests are education, entrepreneurship, community, and the environment.
This power company funder supports the following causes in Georgia: health and human services, education improvement, civic and community, environmental stewardship, and arts and culture.
This funder supports public education, economic development, medicine, the arts, and social/health services in the Louisville, Kentucky, area and in two Louisiana parishes. Unsolicited applications are accepted four times per year.
The J. Knox Gholston Foundation supports education in Madison County, Georgia.
This is a combined community funder that supports the Florida Counties of Polk, Hardee, and Highlands. One foundation program accepts unsolicited grant requests in Polk County, related to education, arts and culture, community, environment, health and human services, and animal welfare.
This funder supports early learning, K-12 education, and the Atlanta community. Grants are focused on the 10-county metro area of Atlanta.
This funder supports rural communities in North Carolina through economic development grantmaking related to agriculture, job creation and retention, and workforce preparedness.
This funder supports healthcare and health education in Kentucky. It is a grantmaking extension of the United Methodist Church and has one grant application cycle per year.
TGKVF funds education, health, community engagement/community building, basic needs, and arts and culture causes. All funding is limited to the six-county region of the Greater Kanawha Valley.
This funder supports New Orleans and the surrounding 13 parishes in Southeast Louisiana. Funding causes include the arts, elderly issues, the environment, job training, LGBT community, housing, education, and health.
GWG is a women’s giving circle that supports Greenville County, South Carolina, in the areas of arts and culture, education, environment, health, and human services. Grants are awarded once per year.
This funder supports Sarasota County, Florida, its immediately surrounding communities, and Boca Grande. It funds civic and economic development, education, health and human services, and the arts. Unsolicited grant requests are accepted.
This funder supports education in Mississippi, especially related to literacy and early childhood education. Grant applications are reviewed every month or two.
The Luther and Susie Harrison Foundation supports education, health, social services, and faith-based services in North Georgia.
This funder supports five northeastern Kentucky counties and two southeastern Ohio counties. Topics of interest are physical and mental health and education.
The Louise Head Duncan Trust supports community development, education, and human services in Oldham County, Kentucky.
HGF supports access to healthcare, health disparities, disease prevention, nonprofit capacity building, health policy, childhood obesity, rural communities, and infant mortality in Georgia.
This funder supports the High Point, North Carolina, area in the fields of education, food security, and community cohesion. Grants are awarded once per year.
This band funder mostly supports children in South Carolina through education and the arts. It is managed by the Central Carolina Community Foundation.
This relatively new community funder focuses efforts on three Kentucky counties. Interests are poverty, arts, education, health, and community development.
This funder supports public charities that work with historic home renovation, education in Oldham County, and homeless shelters. Most grants stay in Kentucky. Grant applications are accepted throughout the year.
The Hot Springs Village Community Foundation supports children and youth, basic needs, human services, people with special needs, education, and animal welfare in Garland and Saline counites in Arkansas.
This Louisville, Kentucky-based funder supports programs about healthy behaviors, health education, and access to health services. It supports many cities in the Southeast and nationwide.
This health legacy funder in North Carolina supports healthy eating and active lifestyles for kids, public schools, and capacity building for nonprofits. Current grant opportunities are posted on the funder’s website.
The Jackson EMC Foundation is a corporate funder that supports basic needs, human services, children and youth, education, and housing and homelessness in Northeast Georgia.
This funder supports education, community development, and conservation efforts in various parts of South Carolina. There are three pre-proposal deadlines per year.
The Abraham J. and Phyllis Katz Foundation supports medicine, life enhancement, and music primarily in the Atlanta area of Georgia.
This funder supports health, human services, education, arts and culture, and community needs in Central Kentucky.
This private family funder supports nonprofits in the Greater New Orleans region in the areas of education, youth development, human services, and public affairs.
This private family funder supports education (mostly higher ed), arts, arts education, and basic human needs in North Carolina, as well as in Kentucky, St. Augustine, Florida, and Lockport, New York.
Kendeda's Southeast funding focuses on equity issues in the city of Atlanta and environmental sustainability in the Southeast region. Unsolicited inquiries are not welcome.
This feminist funder supports artist enrichment and art and activism for women in Kentucky.
This funder supports basic needs services in Northeastern Florida and Western North Carolina, including food, shelter, clothing, and education for the underserved.
The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation supports education, health, human services, arts, environment, and community development in the Atlanta metro area.
This funder supports efforts in the arts and humanities, education, environment, health and social services, especially when provided by Christian organizations. In the Southeast, LFF focuses on Palm Beach County, Florida, and the state of Georgia.
Created by the founder of the Family Dollar retail store chain, Leon Levine Foundation primarily supports work in Charlotte, North Carolina, in healthcare, education, Jewish values, human services, and community.
The Dorothy V. and Logan Lewis Foundation focuses its giving on Catholic education, general education, arts and culture, and human services in Macon, Georgia.
This energy company funder supports education, diversity, environment, and health and human services throughout Kentucky. Public and STEM education are the biggest focuses.
This funder supports nonprofits in Madison County, Alabama. Funding interests are youth, human services, community health, education, and arts and culture.
The W.L. Lyons Brown Foundation prioritizes the city of Louisville, Kentucky through grantmaking that serves quality of life, museums, parks, education, and the arts.
This funder is focused on Chattanooga, Tennessee. It supports education, conservation, arts, culture, economy, urban design and development, neighborhood revitalization, and physical health.
This funder supports Manatee County, Florida and the surrounding region with grants in the arts, human services, education, animal welfare, environmental, civic engagement, and health.
The Carlos and Marguerite Mason Trust supports improvements to the organ transplantation process for vulnerable Georgia residents.
Supports social welfare and health/medical causes throughout the state of West Virginia and in Washington County, Ohio. Unsolicited applications are accepted online throughout the year.
This funder focuses on Miami, Florida, and has various grantmaking partnerships. Interests include arts and culture, healthy lifestyles, housing and affordability, human services facilities, and well-being of children and youth.
The Mildred Miller Fort Foundation supports education, health, hospitals, environmental protection and beautification, and human services needs in Georgia.
This Florida-focused family organization, located in Gainesville, supports education, elder care, family strengthening, and youth transitional living, primarily in three counties. Unsolicited letters of inquiry are accepted.
This funder is known for its annual wine festival; it awards grants to Collier County, Florida, nonprofits in the areas of children, education, early learning, child advocacy, and children’s healthcare.
This community funder works through many affiliate offices to address local needs in North Carolina. Broad topics of interest include education, human services, basic needs, arts, historical preservation, health, recreation, youth development, environment, and animal welfare.
The North Georgia Community Foundation supports education, health, human services, animal welfare, art, and the environment in 15 counties of Georgia.
This funder focuses on holistic education in the Louisville, Kentucky, area. Teacher professional development and integrating the arts into education are also important to Norton.
This community funder supports Ocean Reef, Homestead, Florida City, and the Upper Keys in the areas of education, youth and families, art and culture, and the environment.
This community funder provides a variety of competitive community enrichment grants and special field of interest grants that accept unsolicited applications.
Patterson supports a wide range of initiatives and prioritizes the Sarasota area of Florida. Patterson’s source of wealth traces back to former Chicago Tribune owner Joseph Medill.
This funder awards grants in South Florida in the areas of children/youth, elderly, programs for people with disabilities, arts for educational purposes, environmental education, health/hospitals, medical research, and human services.
The Perkins-Ponder Foundation supports human services causes that assist elderly women and underprivileged children in Bibb County, Georgia.
This funder supports Guilford County, North Carolina, in the areas of education, children, families, homelessness, and economic development. Unsolicited applications are not accepted.
The Pinellas Community Foundation supports animals, environment, faith, health, senior citizens, education, public communications, youth in Florida.
The William I. H. and Lula E. Pitts Foundation supports Georgia organizations that are affiliated with the Methodist Church and that serve the interests of education, children’s homes, charitable hospitals or elder care.
This community foundation has a number of funds that provide competitive grants to a range of nonprofits in the county. Unsolicited applications are accepted for many funds.
The foundation supports public education in New Orleans, especially charter schools. It was formed by the Rex Organization, has strong Mardi Gras ties, and awards grants once per year.
This grocery store chain funder supports efforts related to hunger, homelessness, youth, and education in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia.
This health legacy funder supports Palm Beach County nonprofits in the area of health access, health education, and healthcare workforce. Small grants for basic needs are awarded. Unsolicited applications are accepted.
The E.O. Robinson Mountain Fund supports education, healthcare, and community programs in eastern Kentucky.
The Gary W. Rollins Foundation supports children’s health, education, and arts and culture in Atlanta, Georgia.
The O. Wayne Rollins Foundation supports higher education, science research, public health, and wellbeing in the state of Georgia and particularly in Atlanta.
The Marion and Miriam Rose Fund supports human services causes in Little Rock, Arkansas.
The Michael and Chandra Rudd Foundation supports human services, education, and children and youth causes in Kentucky and other places where the family company operates.
This funder supports nonprofits in nine Central Louisiana parishes in the fields of healthcare access, obesity, tobacco/alcohol/drug use prevention, education, economic development, and community development.
Mostly supports health and wellness in North Carolina, but also basic needs in Forsyth County. Commonly funded topics include diabetes, behavioral health, and access to primary care.
This funder supports programs for chronic disease, healthy eating, and active living in Rutherford County, North Carolina.
Notable for its transparent approach to strategic planning, this funder supports North Carolina causes in economic development, strengthening democracy, the environment, education, and social justice and equality. Grants fund at the local, state and regional levels.
This funder supports education, healthcare, culture, environment, and economic betterment causes in Lauderdale County, Mississippi, with a special emphasis on the city of Meridian.
Founded by the late Arkansas governor, this funder is solely focused on Arkansas and gives to education, economic and racial/social justice causes in the state.
RosaMary Foundation supports education, human services, arts, community development, and governmental oversight in Greater New Orleans. This foundation and the Ella West Freeman Foundation were established by A.B. Freeman.
Ross accepts inquiries from groups in Clark County, Arkansas, in education, arts and cultural enrichment, community beautification and improvement, historical preservation, mental health and the developmentally disabled, forestry and research and conservation management.
This corporate real estate funder supports basic needs services in the Florida counties of Sarasota, Manatee, and Charlotte. Company employees nominate potential grantees.
This West Palm Beach, Florida-based funder supports women and children, animal welfare, interactions between humans and animals, and drug and alcohol prevention and intervention. Unsolicited applications are accepted throughout the year.
This family funder in Boca Raton, Florida, supports local causes in education, after-school programs, health, culture, subsistence, and animal welfare. Grants are invitation-only.
This funder supports education, community wellness, and arts, culture, and history in and around Greenwood, South Carolina. Grant proposals are reviewed at quarterly board meetings.
This funder supports efforts to reduce poverty in South Carolina. It gives mostly to social services, followed about equally by education and health.
This funder focuses on building healthy communities in South Caroloina, supporting youth transition to adulthood, and elevating philanthropy in Lancaster County, Fort Lawn, and Great Falls.
SFCF has grant opportunities for community development, capacity building, arts and culture, women, LGBT, and more. The Southwest Florida counties of Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades are in focus.
This community funder supports nonprofits in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, in the areas of education, arts, health, human services, historic preservation, and youth. There are usually two grant cycles per year.
This funder awards basic needs grants in the South Carolina counties of Chester, Lancaster, and York. Food, shelter and basic medical assistance are top priorities.
The Stock Yards Bank Foundation supports Arts and culture, education, health, human services in and around Louisville, Kentucky.
Sturgis primarily supports nonprofits in Arkansas but some grants go to the Dallas, Texas, area. Interests are arts, culture, humanities, education, health, and human services.
The Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation supports the tri-state area of Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana with grants in the areas of education, health, medical research, children’s welfare and competitive sports, arts and culture, civic public affairs, animal welfare and preservation, and environmental and community stewardship.
The Sun Capital Partners Foundation supports education, children and youth, hunger, domestic violence, health, arts and culture, Jewish life, and environmental sustainability in South Florida.
The SunTrust Foundation supports financial education, financial counseling, career readiness, workforce development, small businesses, and entrepreneurship in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.
Taylor supports education, cultural, and humanitarian efforts in Newberry County, South Carolina. Grant requests are accepted by email.
This community funder mainly supports local groups in the areas of youth literacy, community development, arts and culture, and the environment. Durham, Chatham, Orange, and Wake counties of North Carolina are in focus.
The Tull Charitable Foundation supports Georgia organizations working in the areas of arts and culture, education and schools, health and human services, youth development, and civic improvement.
This community funder supports Horry and Georgetown counties in South Carolina with grants and scholarships. Competitive grants are awarded twice per year to local groups.
This funder supports Walker County, Alabama, and the surrounding area on the topics of arts and humanities, children and youth, education, elder care, environment, health and medicine, recreation, and social welfare.
The Washington Electric Foundation is a corporate funder that supports nonprofits in a ten-county region of Georgia in the areas of human services, domestic violence, parks and recreation, and more.
This funder broadly supports healthcare and education in Arkansas, as well as Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri. Unsolicited grant applications are accepted during two time periods each year.
This funder’s Home Region program supports Arkansas causes related to pre-K-12 education, environmental conservation, arts and culture, economic development, job creation, youth development, and public safety.
This group runs the most successful telethon in America and awards grants to Kentucky and Southern Indiana nonprofits. Children with special needs are the sole focus here.
This funder mostly supports K-12 education in the Atlanta Metro area, but also funds youth, health, economic opportunity, and human services causes in the 13 Georgia counties surrounding the city.
This funder supports education for female students in nine Southeastern states and elderly care facilities in Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia. New grantees are rarely considered, but the foundation does accept inquiries.
This Arkansas funder supports art education, K-12 education, higher education, Christian higher education, human services, Christian and marriage family relationships, children and youth.
This funder primarily supports Forsyth County, North Carolina in the areas of arts and culture, education, health, human services, community development, domestic animals, building social capital. There are multiple application deadlines throughout the year.
This foundation is an endowment fund of the local community foundation and supports at-risk women and girls in Collier County, Florida. Funding areas are senior women, teen girls, women heads of household, homeless women and families, the gender wage gap.
This community foundation has a statewide women’s fund and supports nine additional women’s giving groups in the state. Here are the basics of the 10 women-focused givers.
This is a women’s giving circle affiliated with the local community foundation in High Point, North Carolina. Grantmaking is focused on women, children, and families in the region.
This is a locally focused private foundation that invests in health, education, economic causes and community causes in Georgia. Most grantees are based in Atlanta.
This funder supports college access, college completion, and community colleges in the state of Mississippi. WHEF is open to receiving information about your work related to two-year, four-year, apprenticeship, and certification programs.
The Lester E. Yeager Charitable Trust B supports health, human services, education, religion, and youth in and around Owensboro, Kentucky.
This corporate funder prioritizes hunger relief causes in and around Louisville, Kentucky. Other topics of interest are the arts, youth, education, community, and disaster relief.