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The Value of SECF

The South’s premier philanthropic network for nearly 50 years, SECF delivers unprecedented value to over 340 members in 11 states. The benefits of membership include:


A vibrant, experienced and strong member network possessing a deep understanding of the American South and a commitment to its people and communities.


Professional development opportunities at all career stages, including the Hull Fellows Program – the region’s top program for rising leaders in philanthropy.


A collective voice that vigorously promotes and defends philanthropy in the halls of state capitols and Congress, while empowering grantmaker advocacy.


In-person and virtual events that keep you current on the latest trends, emerging best and next practices and opportunities for collaboration.


An exceptionally responsive, thoughtful and knowledgeable staff devoted to working with grantmakers in pursuit of higher performance and better outcomes.


Learn more about the value of SECF and why hundreds of foundations consider us their "philanthropic family."

Leadership & Staff



  • Tamika WilliamsThe Duke Endowment

    SECF is rich with resources… It really helps you to understand where foundation work currently is and where it may be going in the future.

    Mark ConstantineRichmond Memorial Health Foundation

    We have people who every day wake up and think about the changing nature of this region and what the possibilities are.

    Bob FocklerCommunity Foundation of Greater Memphis

    There is simply no other forum in the region to meaningfully address the issues that are critical to our work.

  • Cabot PyleDugas/Turner Family Foundations

    Every time we intersect with SECF we come away with a meaningful idea we need to apply to our work.

    Yvonne WhitakerNCR Foundation

    SECF offers very strong educational and networking events – I always leave an event with thought-provoking information, which makes me a stronger corporate funder.

    Atiba MbiwanThe Zeist Foundation

    I have been inspired, challenged, humbled and shaped by my SECF member experience to be a better agent of philanthropy.


Contact Us

Address: 100 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 2080, Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: (404) 524-0911 | Fax: (404) 523-5116

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday from 9:00am–6:00pm (ET)
Friday from 9:00am–12:00pm (ET)

Visiting SECF: Parking, Directions & Nearby Hotels

Please note: All staff are working remotely at this time but can still be reached via email and by calling (404) 524-0911.

Southeastern Council of Foundations
100 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 2080
Atlanta, GA 30303

Visiting SECF:
All staff are working remotely at this time but can still be reached via email and by calling (404) 524-0911.

Monday-Thursday from 9:00am–6:00pm (ET)
Friday from 9:00am–12:00pm (ET)

Phone: (404) 524-0911
Fax: (404) 523-5116

Mission: SECF strengthens Southern philanthropy, welcoming our members to listen, learn and collaborate on ideas and actions to help build an equitable, prosperous South.