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Private Sponsors

Multiple Sponsor Sources
Search this list if you want to identify potential sponsors for grant opportunities.
  • The Foundation Center - provides links to several thousand foundations that have web sites. Look under "Finding Funders" for their grant maker web sites.
  • GuideStar - provides access to the tax records of nonprofit organizations.
Contact the office of grant development for more information about access to subscription databases.
  • The Foundation Directory Online - provides information on 20,000 of the nation's largest private foundation.
  • Foundations in Wisconsin - provides information on the 1000+ foundations in the state.
Specific Sponsors
Here is a sample list of the 65,000 foundations that exist; Note that only 10-20% of all private foundations have web sites.

Be sure to also explore public sponsors for potential funding.

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