Funding resources

FUNDING RESOURCES – suggestions on where to look for support for your project/program

Please note:  we endeavor to keep this list up to date, but can’t always keep up with changes online.  If you find a link that doesn’t work, please let us know (send a message to

Click here for information on how to fundraise.

Notice April 2021:  In response to the ongoing COVID crisis, and Helen Bader Institute (HBI) are pleased to offer access to the Foundation Directory Online (FDO Essential) to the broader Wisconsin nonprofit community at no cost for the full calendar year of 2021. This includes access to a searchable application that provides unsurpassed levels of comprehensive and accurate information on U.S. Grantmakers and their grants. To learn more visit:

UW-Madison Grants Information Center

Foundations in Wisconsin (published by Marquette University)
lists all private, family and community foundations in Wisconsin

Foundation Directory


Grantmanship Center (Click on Funding Sources)

Foundation Center Foundation Finder

PND-Philanthropy News Digest-Request for Proposals

Philanthropy News Digest – sign up for listserve

Link to companies that may not have their foundation or corporate given program listed

Foundation and Grantmakers Directory


Community foundations

Utility companies also have charitable foundations that support community efforts-check out your local utility company for more info.

Source: Arts Wisconsin |
updated April 2021