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Foundation Directory Online
Search foundations and grants nationwide. Features direct links to funders’ websites and tax information. Updated weekly.
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Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
More than 100,000 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. In-house access only.
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Foundations in Wisconsin
The foundation profiles include contact information, total assets, grants paid, and areas of interest. In-house access only.
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Resources for Nonprofits
Establishing a Nonprofit Organization – Assess your readiness to start a nonprofit, and access resources to build your skills and knowledge. Get started here.
Candid’s Knowledge Base – A collection of answers to your most pressing social sector questions. Search by keyword or topic.
FOLIO (FOundation LIterature Online) – A digital repository of foundation-sponsored research reports and publications covering the full scope of philanthropic activity.
Print resources using the MORE Online Catalog. Search the library catalog to find materials on fundraising and grant seeking. You may search by CVFRP as a subject heading, or use one of the following search terms for keyword searching:
Charities / Grants-in-Aid / Proposal Writing / Endowments / Nonprofit Organizations / Special Events / Fundraising / Philanthropy / Voluntarism
Sample documents – A winning collection of grant proposals, letters of inquiry, business plans, and other documents you need to make your case to funders.
Candid’s Blog – Social sector leaders giving fresh takes on everything from fundraising to data management. Read the blog.
Collaboration Hub – Search vast resources related to collaboration in the social sector.