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SECF members now have multiple ways to easily connect with lawmakers in Washington and in states throughout the region.

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As issues arise on the federal and state levels, SECF will ask members to speak up on specific issues to public officials!

Effective advocacy requires building relationships with lawmakers – that means making sure they know about our concerns even when our priorities aren’t on the front-burner. You can use the tools below to easily identify your representatives and contact them!

Other Tools and Resources

Updated each year, SECF’s state fact sheets are a great way to inform lawmakers about the need for policies that encourage charitable giving and make sure they’re aware of the important work foundations are doing to support people and communities in their state.



Southern Trends Report

Looking for even more information to deliver to lawmakers? Our Southern Trends Report is updated each year with the most recent grantmaking data for each state in the SECF footprint. Your can download a PDF version of the report here, or...

View the online report

If you have questions about SECF’s public policy work, would like support in setting up a meeting with policymakers, or want to know more about what kinds of advocacy foundations can, or cannot, engage in, contact Matthew L. Evans, SECF’s director of public policy and special projects, at (404) 524-0911 or via email at matthew@secf.org.

Matthew L. Evans

Director of Public Policy & Special Projects


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

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