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The 2011 edition of Foundations in Wisconsin marks the 30th production of the print directory and the 11th 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. Additional information was obtained from surveys, foundation Web sites, annual reports, and newsletters.

While the national economic downturn has had a negative effect on Wisconsin foundations the past two years, there are some positive signs of recovery. The total number of active grantmaking foundations increased to a record high 1,324 (with 67 new foundations identified), and the total assets increased by 11% over last year to $6.2 billion. However, total grants fell to $458 million, a 3% decrease from last year.



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Marquette University John P. Raynor, S.J., Library


Milwaukee, WI


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Foundations in Wisconsin: A Directory [30th ed. 2011]