Foundations in Wisconsin: A Directory [27th ed. 2008]

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Foundations in Wisconsin: A Directory

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Marquette University; Frenn, Mary; Baier, Melanie; Blackwood, Jeremy; Flipper, Joseph; Martin, Sarah; Morrison, Katie
Marquette University John P. Raynor, S.J., Library; e-Publications@Marquette
Charities -- Directories -- Wisconsin; Endowments -- Directories -- Wisconsin; Fund raising -- Wisconsin -- Directories; Funding Info Center -- E-journals; Foundations; Nonprofit Administration and Management
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The 2008 release of Foundations in Wisconsin marks the 27th edition of the print directory and the 8th year of the online version ( The directory is designed as a research tool for grantseekers interested in locating information on private, corporate, and community foundations registered in Wisconsin. Each entry in this new edition has been updated or reviewed to provide the most current information available. Most of the data was drawn from IRS 990-PF tax returns filed by the foundations. However, additional information was obtained from surveys, foundation Web sites, annual reports, and newsletters.Wisconsin foundations have shown continued growth in key areas. The number of active grantmaking foundations has risen to an all-time high of 1,275, with 70 new foundations identified since last year’s publication. While the total grants remained stable at $475 million, the total assets increased by 16.5% to $7.2 billion.