Nonprofit Resource Center

The La Crosse Public Library is a designated member of the Funding Information Network of the Foundation Center. With this desgination, we can offer numerous resources to help local nonprofit groups and individuals find funding and grants. The Nonprofit Resource Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Main library.

The Library also offers quarterly resource events for nonprofit groups. These workshops will show you how to get the most out of the Foundation Center's online resources, provide information on how to start a nonprofit, assist you in locating funding sources and offer an opportunity to network. Different topics are featured each quarter.

For more about the collection or upcoming programs, contact Elaine Stanley.

The Nonprofit Resource Center is sponsored, in part, by the La Crosse Community Foundation.

Foundation Center Online Resources
For one-on-one or group training on Foundation Directory Online, or other Foundation Center resources contact Reference Librarian Noreen Fish 608.789.7122 or n.fish@lacrosse.lib.wi.us.

Additional self-guided training for grantseekers is available through the Foundation Center. Check out their Grantspace classroom page for a schedule of free and fee-based courses that are accessible from anywhere.

Library Resources
Foundation Directory Online Professional Updated weekly, this resource provides access to essential facts on grantmakers and their funding activities worldwide. This powerful online tool is only available at the Main Street location from any computer, including your own.

Foundation Grants to Individuals provides access to detailed up-to-date information on over 8,500 foundations and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers and other individual grantseekers. Only available at the Main Street location.

Foundationcenter.org provides a wealth of free information for grantseekers, grantmakers and other philanthropic researchers. Available anywhere.

Core Collection for Use in the Library

  • The Foundation Center Directory
  • The Foundation Center's Guide to Proposal Writing
  • The Foundation Center's Guide to Winning Proposals
  • Foundations in Wisconsin
  • Guide to Minnesota Grantmakers

Materials to Check Out
Funded, in part, by the Gordon Fund

  • Scholarships and financial aid
  • Fundraising ideas and how-to
  • Nonprofit set-up and organization
  • Proposal writing

Journals/Periodicals

  • Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Grassroots Fundraising Journal
  • Nonprofit Times