This project is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH), the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies (at the University of Virginia), and Sweet Briar College. In its incipient phase, it was supported by the Carter G. Woodson Institute's Center for the Study of Local Knowledge.

We have received invaluable support from local communities, churches, and land owners who have graciously shared family histories, stories, and provided access to the cemeteries listed in the database.