Get on the Map

RESEARCH & DATA Get on the Map


Get on the map and give smarter!

Get on the Map is an exciting data-sharing initiative designed to dramatically improve the quality and availability of giving data for our region. Put your grantmaking in context to gain insights that will transform your giving.

Imagine real-time answers to questions like: 

  • How are others serving at-risk youth? 
  • Are organizations in our region receiving enough capacity building support? 
  • Who else funds economic development in our rural communities?

Southern Trends Report

In 2016, Philanthropy Southeast teamed up with Foundation Center (now Candid) 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

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Foundation Maps

Philanthropy Southeast 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?

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What are the benefits?

Your data will power valuable resources for your foundation and the Southeast, including:


  • Ensure your foundation’s giving is reflected in the Southern Trends Report, Foundation Maps, and other dynamic Candid 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, when you share your data, you control your story. No one knows your grantmaking better than you. Tell your story, your way – and that means it’s good for the sector. Better information benefits everyone but it begins with you! Join the community of funders sharing their data to ensure the field has the best information to act on. Here are just a few of your fellow Philanthropy Southeast members that are already participating:

Ready to get on the map?

Our partner, Candid, is gathering all the data for our region and structuring it for us. See their full instructions here:

Share your grants data in just three simple steps:

  1. Register for an Updater account. (Already have an account? Log in here.)
  2. Export a complete list of your most recent grants data in a spreadsheet using the eReporting template.
  3. Once logged into Updater, submit your data in the “Upload Grants” section.

As soon as Candid processes your data, you’ll receive your own interactive giving map!


Have questions?

Check out these FAQs or contact Philanthropy Southeast's Director of Research & Data, Stephen Sherman, at



The Get on the Map initiative is a partnership between Philanthropy Southeast, Candid and United Philanthropy Forum.

While you are in Updater, take a few extra minutes to verify and update the information that Candid is publishing about you. You not only ensure that your good work is showcased accurately, but that the field has the best information to act on. 


Foundation Updater allows you to share a wealth of information about your organization, including:  

  • Basic Information: Organization name, address, phone number, and website 
  • Work Categories: Your issue areas, geographic focus, target populations, and more 
  • Fiscal Data: Current financial information (e.g., assets, expenses, giving, etc.) 
  • People: Key officers, trustees and staff 
  • Grant Applications: Deadlines, funding requirements and more 
  • Programs: Detailed info on your direct program work 
  • Grants: A list of your latest grants following our eReporting program guidelines

Contact Stephen Sherman, Philanthropy Southeast's Director of Research & Data, at or (404) 524-0911.


Connecting with Philanthropy Southeast:
The Philanthropy Southeast staff works remotely – the best way to reach us is by email or by calling (404) 524-0911.

Monday-Thursday from 9:00am–6:00pm (ET)

On Fridays, staff work on a flexible schedule. Members can reach our team via email or by calling (404) 524-0911 between 9:00am and 6:00pm (ET). We will respond to all urgent and time-sensitive matters promptly.

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Mission: Philanthropy Southeast strengthens Southern philanthropy, welcoming our members to listen, learn and collaborate on ideas and actions to help build an equitable, prosperous South.