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Investing in your community is a deeply personal decision. Donors tell us it is also one of the most rewarding. Through the Community Foundation, your gifts have a positive impact on your community's people, its hopes and dreams, and its future.

We invite you to click on any of the state and national resources provided below to learn more about charitable giving opportunities.

Wisconsin Philanthropy Network

The Wisconsin Philanthropy Network is a professional membership association for grantmakers in Wisconsin. For 30 years, they have been Wisconsin's resource for philanthropy.

Wisconsin's Certified Community Foundations

When it comes to charitable giving, Wisconsin's Certified Community Foundations are experienced partners you can trust. We know philanthropy. We know Wisconsin's communities. Using that knowledge, we help you meet and exceed your expectations. We want to be your charitable giving partner. When you need information about charitable gifts, local organizations or effective grantmaking programs, you can rely on Wisconsin's Certified Community Foundations. Visit

Transfer of Wealth in Wisconsin

More than $687 billion will move from one Wisconsin generation to the next by 2050, with $105 billion changing hands before 2010. Those are the findings from the Transfer of Wealth in Wisconsin study, commissioned by Wisconsin's Certified Community Foundations through the Donors Forum of Wisconsin. The research, conducted by the Nebraska Community Foundation/Nebraska Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, provides a county-by-county analysis of the wealth transfer. Check it out.
Download the Wealth in Wisconsin Report (PDF)

Council on Foundations

The Council on Foundations is a membership organization of more than 2,000 grantmaking foundations and giving programs worldwide. They provide leadership expertise, legal services, and networking opportunities—among other services—to their members and to the general public.