Policy Toolkit

Public Policy Toolkit

The tools and information below can help your foundation hone its own policy work, advocate on behalf of itself and grantees, and continue to build relationships with elected officials.

State Fact Sheets & Infographics

SECF’s state fact sheets provide data about the presence and impact of foundations and nonprofits in your state. In addition, your State Fact Sheet includes a compelling "Spotlight Story" of how foundations have made an impact in your state, as well as one key statistic to get readers thinking. On the flip side, each Fact Sheet features regional data about foundations in the Southeast overall.



Find Your Legislators

Need to know who your state representatives are? Put your address into OpenStates.org’s 'Find Your Legislator' tool to find names and contact information.

Policy & Advocacy Engagement Resources

Other Resources 
Regulatory Resources 

The Public Policy Committee is comprised of SECF members from across the region. The committee advises staff on public policy programming and develops policy positions, which are recommended to the SECF Board of Trustees.

Sally Ehrenfried (Co-Chair)
Charleston, SC​

Mason Rummel (Co-Chair)
James Graham Brown Foundation
Louisville, KY​

Jane Alexander​
Community Foundation for Mississippi
Jackson, MS

Meredith Sullivan Benton​
The Healing Trust
Nashville, TN​

Pete Bird
​The Frist Foundation
Nashville, TN​

Ben Chandler
Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky​
Louisville, KY​

Alfredo Cruz 
Foundation for Louisiana
Baton Rouge, LA​​

Torrey DeKeyser
​The Eyesight Foundation of Alabama​
Birmingham, AL

Susan DeVenny 
​J. Marion Sims Foundation​
Lancaster, SC

Robert M. Fockler
Community Foundation of Greater Memphis
Memphis, TN

Erik Johnson
​Robert W. Woodruff Foundation​
Atlanta, GA​

Antoinette Malveaux
​Casey Family Programs​
Seattle, WA​

Regan Gruber Moffitt​
Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation​
Little Rock, AR​

Cynthia Newbille​
Richmond Memorial Health Foundation
Richmond, VA​

Sutton Mora Hayes​
Community Foundation of Greater Memphis
Memphis, TN ​

Betsy Pennewill​
Community Foundation of Sarasota County
Sarasota, FL

Judge John Rochester
​Martha Christine White Foundation
Ashland, AL​​

Christopher Wilbanks​
The Robert and Polly Dunn Foundation​
Atlanta, GA​

Karen Wilbanks​
The Robert and Polly Dunn Foundation
Atlanta, GA 

Gilbert Miller (Ex-Officio)
Bradley-Turner Foundation
Columbus, GA

Janine Lee (Staff)
Southeastern Council of Foundations
Atlanta, GA

Jaci Bertrand (Staff)
Southeastern Council of Foundations
Atlanta, GA

Matthew L. Evans (Staff)
Southeastern Council of Foundations
Atlanta, GA

Matthew L. Evans is SECF’s director of public policy and special projects. He works closely with the Public Policy Committee and provides leadership on all public policy events and programs. Matthew also regularly meets with lawmakers representing the Southeast. If you have interest in becoming more involved, contact Matthew at matthew@secf.org or at (404) 524-0911.

If you have questions about public policy, contact Matthew at matthew@secf.org or at (404) 524-0911.

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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.