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Get on the Map

OUR REGION Get on the Map

Imagine being able to see who is funding what and where—anywhere in our region, anytime, and with just a few clicks.

Accurate, up-to-date grantmaking data is critical to understanding the funding landscape and ensuring your giving is as effective as it can be – that’s what the Get on the Map campaign is all about! When you share your data through Foundation Center’s eReporting program, you’ll be making a powerful contribution to two key resources available to SECF members:

Southern Trends Report

In 2016, SECF teamed up with Foundation Center to release the first-ever Southern Trends Report – a comprehensive look at giving by Southeastern foundations. The site includes the following data for the Southeast region and each of its 11 states:

  • Numbers, assets, and giving by foundation type 
  • Giving priorities by subject, target population, support strategy,
    and geographic focus 
  • Top funders by state and subject
Learn More

Foundation Maps

SECF members have exclusive access to this interactive map of more than 200,000 grants awarded by Southeast foundations. Grants data is provided by funders who participate in the eReporting program. Use this platform to answer questions such as:

  • Who else is funding a particular issue in our region?
  • Who is working with specific populations in our community?
  • Who may be natural collaborators?
  • Where are there gaps in funding?
Learn More

What are the benefits?

By putting yourself “on the map,” you will:

  • Ensure your foundation’s giving is reflected in the Southern Trends Report, Foundation Maps, and other dynamic Foundation Center resources.
  • Help inform SECF’s research and provide a more complete picture of how Southern grantmakers are transforming people and communities across the region.
  • Support your fellow grantmakers by strengthening an essential resource for foundations to tap into as they look for gaps in funding, seek out potential partners, and determine where and how to target their investments.
  • Best of all, get access to your own custom map that includes just your organization’s grantmaking activity.
Plus, you’ll join a growing group of more than 800 foundations across the country that are sharing their data with Foundation Center, the sector’s trusted source of information on philanthropy worldwide. Here are just a few of your fellow SECF members that are already participating:

Ready to get on the map?

Most grants management software platforms offer a pre-formatted export function that pulls the necessary data into an Excel file automatically. To find video instructions for your platform, click here.

If you don’t use one of the listed software systems, it’s still as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Export a complete list of your most recent grants in Excel. Most grants management software platforms offer a pre-formatted export function that pulls the necessary data into an Excel file automatically. If you don’t use one of the listed software systems, simply use the handy Excel template by downloading it here.
  2. Include the necessary fields. At a minimum, include the transaction ID, amount, currency, fiscal year end and recipient name and address. Learn more.
  3. Email your report to egrants@foundationcenter.org.

Have questions?

Check out these FAQs or contact SECF's Research & Data Manager, Stephen Sherman, at stephen@secf.org.



The Get on the Map initiative is a partnership between the Southeastern Council of Foundations, Foundation Center, and United Philanthropy Forum.

  1. Export a complete list of your most recent grants in Excel. Most grants management software platforms offer a pre-formatted export function that pulls the necessary data into an Excel file automatically. If you don’t use one of the listed software systems, simply use the handy Excel template by downloading it here.

  2. Include the necessary fields. At a minimum, include the transaction ID, amount, currency, fiscal year end and recipient name and address. Learn more.

  3. Email your report to egrants@foundationcenter.org.

Contact Stephen Sherman, Research & Data Manager, at stephen@secf.org or (404) 524-0911.

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

Hours: M–F from 9:00am to 6:00pm (ET)

Phone: (404) 524-0911
Fax: (404) 523-5116
Mission: The Southeastern Council of Foundations serves, connects, strengthens and champions philanthropy and philanthropic infrastructure in the South.