About the Funding Information Center

Marquette University's Funding Information Center is one of over 470 partners in Candid's Funding Information Network. The Center has participated as a partner since 1973.

Since its establishment in 1956, Candid (formed by the merger of the Foundation Center and GuideStar) has been the primary source of factual information on private foundations and philanthropy in the United States. Candid, along with its partners, is designed to provide current information for the fund-seeking public and those doing research on private foundations, philanthropy, nonprofit organization and management, volunteerism, fundraising, grantmaking, and letter and proposal writing.  There are six other network partners in the state: The Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management in Milwaukee, The Grants Information Collection at UW -Madison, The Foundation Collection at UW-Stevens Point, L. E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire, the La Crosse Public Library, and  The Hedberg Public Library in Janesville.


To visit Marquette's Center you will need to bring a photo id, such as a driver's license or student id, with you to register for a Raynor Library day pass. The Center is free and open to the public.  

Click here for the Funding Information Center hours of operation.

Visitors that are new to the Funding Information Center are encouraged to attend an Orientation to the collection. For an orientation schedule, please click here.

Visitor parking is available in two structures: one located on 16th Street between Wisconsin Avenue and Wells Street, the other on Wells Street between 12th and 13th.  There is a $10 fee to park in either structure.

Click here for directions to Marquette University.

The Funding Information Center staff provide assistance in locating the appropriate materials for your research. If you would like assistance, it is best to call ahead to ensure a staff person is available.

The voicemail system and the Reference Librarians at Marquette University's Raynor Library are available to answer your questions about the Funding Information Center at (414) 288-1515. Please feel welcome to browse through the Funding Information Web site for more information.