New Data Added to Southern Trends Report

The Southern Trends Report, Philanthropy Southeast’s dashboard on Southeast foundations, has recently been updated with 2021 data on foundations and grantmaking. Developed in partnership with Candid, the site provides a year-by-year look at trends in foundation growth and giving in our region The latest figures show a number of key findings:

  • Assets of Southeast foundations rose to more than $190 billion in 2021, more than doubling over a ten-year period
  • Giving by Southeast foundations topped $11 billion in 2020 and 2021
  • Education, human services and health are the top areas of focus for grants awarded by Southeast foundations.
  • A clear majority of grant dollars awarded by Southeast foundations (61 percent) went to recipients within the region.

This year's update also includes revised and expanded data for 2019 and 2020 – reporting for these years had been slowed by the pandemic. The latest updates now present a much fuller picture of philanthropy in the region during that critical time.



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