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Foundation Information

The Foundation Center

A major publisher and clearinghouse of information on private foundations and the nonprofit sector.

Foundations On-Line

Links to Web sites for foundations throughout the country. Maintained by the Northern California Community Foundation. Inc.

The Council on Foundations

An association of foundations and corporations serving the public good by promoting and enhancing effective and responsible philanthropy.

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Provides background information, lists of recent grants, grant guidelines, contact information, and more.

Wisconsin Philanthropy Network

A regional association of grantmakers that supports and promotes effective philanthropy.

Community Foundation Locator

Lists community foundations across the country.

Nonprofit Organizations

Exempt Organizations Select Check - IRS

The Internal Revenue Services' Exempt Organizations Select Check is an on-line search tool that allows users to select an exempt organization and check certain information about its federal tax status and filings

GuideStar, the Donor's Guide to Charities and Nonprofits

Independently republishes the IRS's publication 78. Comprehensive listing of United States public charities. Includes 990 tax information.

Nonprofit Explorer

You can use this database to find organizations and see details like their executive compensation, revenue and expenses, as well as download their tax filings going back as far as 2001.

Federal Grant Information

The official benefits website of the U.S. Government, with information on over 1000 benefit and assistance programs.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

A directory of all grant opportunities from the federal government.

The Federal Register

The daily newspaper of the federal government. Lists new federal grant opportunities.

An electronic storefront for federally administered grant programs.

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Grant Program

NEH grant information and forms available

Nonprofit Resources

Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)

Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is the professional association for individuals responsible for generating philanthropic support for a wide variety of not-for-profit, charitable organizations. Click here for the South Eastern Wisconsin chapter.

Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance

The Alliance's primary purpose is to educate donors. While it never recommends one charity over another, it offers valuable information about specific charities and publications to help donors make their own giving decisions.


The site for a nonprofit organization dedicated to building stronger nonprofit boards and stronger nonprofit organizations.

Charity Navigator

Analyzes the financial fitness of over 5000 nonprofit groups.

Charity Village

The Charity Village is a support service for Canadian charities. Provides 1,000 pages of news, jobs, information and resources for staffers, donors, and volunteers in Canada's nonprofit sector.

Great Nonprofits

Great Nonprofits contains reviews of over 5500 charitable organizations.

Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management

A nonprofit academic center serving Milwaukee and Wisconsin through graduate and professional education, research and community programming.

Independent Sector

National leadership forum to encourage philanthropy, volunteering, and nonprofit initiatives.

Jobs that Serve

Search for nonprofit jobs in Wisconsin.

Marquette Legal Initiative for Nonprofit Corporations (M-LINC)

A legal information, education, & referral service for nonprofits.

National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS)

The national repository of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States.

National Charity Reports Directory

Links to charity evaluations.

Nonprofit Consultant Directory

A service of the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee, this tool helps the nonprofit sector in Southeastern Wisconsin find and select consultants to help with capacity building.

The Nonprofit FAQ

The Nonprofit FAQ is an indexed collection of answers to Frequently Asked Questions about nonprofit organizations.

The Nonprofit Management Fund

Purpose is to improve management effectiveness and efficiency of nonprofit organizations and to increase the resources for nonprofit management in the greater Milwaukee area.

The Nonprofit Times

A monthly newspaper of the nonprofit sector.


VolunteerMatch is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help everyone find a great place to volunteer, and offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer and business leaders committed to civic engagement

Proposal Writing

The Foundation Center's Introduction to Proposal Writing

The Foundation Center's "Where can I find examples of grant proposals?"

The Foundation Center's "What should be included in the letter of inquiry/intent?"

The Foundation Center's "Where can I find examples of letters of inquiry/intent?"

The Grantsmanship Center

The Grantsmanship Center provides training opportunities in proposal writing and is also a leading information source on fundraising and nonprofit sector information.

Prospect Research

The Foundation Center's "How can I learn about researching and cultivating individual donors?"

The Foundation Center's "How can I find out about the most generous philanthropists in the United States?"


Funding Information Center Research Guides

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