Benefits & Services

Benefits & Services

Signature Programs

Offered nowhere else in the region, our suite of events and programs provides SECF members with unparalleled opportunities for connection, engagement and inspiration. Learn more about our core programs.

Annual Meeting

CEO Forum

Conference on Investing

Essential Skills & Strategies

Family Foundations Forum

Public Policy

Explore SECF's Value

Learn how we connect, engage and inspire Southern grantmakers.

View the full guide to SECF

A Staff Committed to Excellence

Members benefit from an exceptionally responsive and thoughtful staff that cares about supporting grantmakers as they strive for higher performance and better outcomes. The SECF staff is approachable, knowledgeable and dedicated to delivering events and programs of the highest quality while connecting members to a wealth of resources and insight on best practices and trends in philanthropy.

SECF members also receive:

  • Discounted rates for all SECF events, as well as events presented in partnership with other organizations
  • Access to professional experts for advice on legal, financial, accounting and compliance matters
  • Legislative updates and policy alerts focused on relevant issues in Washington or Southeastern state legislatures
  • Free access to StateScape, an online state legislative tracking service focused on bills relevant to foundations and their grantees
  • Connect, SECF’s weekly newsletter highlights the latest trends, commentary and news in philanthropy, featuring both regional and national items
  • Inspiration, SECF’s quarterly magazine focused on telling the stories of foundations that are transforming their communities, as well as innovations and emerging best practice
  • Discounts on products, subscriptions and memberships from various partners, including products like The Foundation Desk Reference and BoardSource
  • And more!

Explore what makes SECF membership so valuable to Southern grantmakers.

Contact Jaci Bertrand, Vice President of Member Engagement, at or (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.