Foundations in Wisconsin 2019

Cover of the 2019 DirectorySeptember 2019: New Wisconsin Grant Directory Released. The 38th edition of Foundations in Wisconsin has been released, offering up-to-date, authoritative information on Wisconsin philanthropies. Published annually by Raynor Memorial Libraries’ Funding Information Center, the directory helps researchers, nonprofits, and others identify private, corporate, and community funding sources in the state of Wisconsin. For Marquette grant seekers, Foundations in Wisconsin is available free of charge as a searchable online directory.

In addition to offering detailed listings for the state’s 1,234 foundations, the directory reports on philanthropy trends across the state. It shows that last year was a banner year for Wisconsin foundations. Grants grew by more than 6%, with more than $803 million distributed, and the foundations’ total assets rose by 4% to $10.9 billion. Both increases broke past years’ records.

In addition to producing Foundations In Wisconsin, the Funding Information Center hosts a collection that focuses on private foundations, philanthropy, fundraising, grantsmanship, and many related topics. It includes most publications of Candid, Internal Revenue Service returns (990 PFs) for Wisconsin foundations, and a wide selection of books, directories, and other publications.

Established in 1973, the Funding Information Center is the oldest collection on philanthropy and grants in the state of Wisconsin. It is one of more than 400 partners in the Funding Information Network of the New York-based Candid (formed by the merger of Foundation Center and Guidestar). Candid’s mission is to connect nonprofits, foundations, and individuals to the resources they need to do good.

To learn more information about the directory or the Funding Information Center, see the center’s website, or contact Mary Frenn, (414) 288-1995.

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