The research relies on a data set provided by the Foundation Center that captures all community and economic development grants of at least $10,000 made by the 1,000 largest foundations between 2008 and 2013. The analysis finds that some metro areas received a substantially greater level of philanthropic support for community and economic development than did others during this period. Regression analyses indicate that the presence of a large foundation, the density of the nonprofit sector, the size of the population, and the poverty rate are among the factors positively associated with per capita grant receipt.