Top Giving Foundations: WI

Foundations have far-ranging interests. With some research, you’ll find one that's a “fit” for your work.

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They’re prescreened: they have a staff, issue RFPs, or otherwise indicate interest in receiving grant proposals. Some foundations are omitted, even though they award large grants, because they don’t accept unsolicited grant proposals. We list up to forty foundations for each state.

Foundation Name Total Annual Giving
Greater Milwaukee Foundation $91,858,350
Kern Family Foundation, Inc. $49,714,431
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Inc. $48,190,369
Northwestern Mutual Foundation $27,957,331
Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Inc. $18,410,586
Bader Philanthropies, Inc. $15,452,295
S.C. Johnson Giving, Inc. $11,183,115
Madison Community Foundation $10,875,129
Patty and Jay Baker Foundation, Inc. $10,237,653
We Energies Foundation, Inc. $7,492,440
The Argosy Foundation $6,669,441
The L.E. Phillips Family Foundation, Inc. $6,152,100
Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, Inc. $6,027,501
Marshall & Ilsley Foundation, Inc. $5,812,366
Marshfield Area Community Foundation $5,617,804
Oshkosh Area Community Foundation $5,530,739
Mead Witter Foundation, Inc. $5,492,874
Sentry Insurance Foundation, Inc. $5,311,534
The Windhover Foundation $4,620,000
Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation, Inc. $4,597,400
Eau Claire Community Foundation $4,249,475
Johnson Controls Foundation, Inc. $4,175,461
Siebert Lutheran Foundation, Inc. $4,114,492
The George Kress Foundation, Inc. $4,000,495
American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation, Inc. $3,996,618
Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, Inc. $3,741,012
Harley-Davidson Foundation, Inc. $3,465,988
Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin $3,236,254
Incourage Community Foundation $3,155,437
Waukesha County Community Foundation $2,908,883
National Credit Union Foundation $2,807,761
La Crosse Community Foundation $2,802,497
Kohler Foundation, Inc. $2,779,029
Brewers Community Foundation $2,727,244
Ruth St. John & John Dunham West Foundation, Inc. $2,686,531
Bemis Company Foundation $2,569,296
Racine Community Foundation, Inc. $2,560,124
Gene and Ruth Posner Foundation, Inc. $2,492,576
Vine and Branches Foundation, Inc. $2,472,200
The Evjue Foundation, Inc. $2,369,937