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The Donors Forum of Wisconsin

The Donors Forum of Wisconsin is a statewide organization of area grant makers. It provides a forum for dialogue and idea exchange between donors and nonprofit organizations, and is a good resource for information on philanthropy in Wisconsin.

The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center, located in New York City, is the primary national source of factual information on philanthropy in the United States. (Marquette University Funding Information Center is an affiliate of the Foundation Center.)

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation
The web site of the community foundation for the Greater Milwaukee area contains a wide variety of resources on its own grantmaking, special interest funds and tips on giving.

Over the years, the Faye McBeath and Greater Milwaukee Foundations have been partners in myriad projects and activities.  Often, we have been joined by the United Way of Greater Milwaukee.  These three partners and the Greater Milwaukee Committee have jointly supported an important new planning and benchmarking resource, Vital Signs.  Vital Signs is an objective resource that compares the Greater Milwaukee Region with 15 other generally comparable metropolitan areas in 5 broad categories of data – population vitality, economic strength, personal prosperity, lifelong learning and community well being.  An executive summary and full report are available from GMF.

Guidestar is a searchable database of more than 640,000 nonprofit organizations. The McBeath Foundation is registered with Guidestar. The Foundation's federal tax return can be viewed on this site.

Impact 2-1-1
A contrasting vantage point on our community, but not necessarily one that is different in its findings, is the 10-year report of community needs and service requests by Impact 211.  Joined by Greater Milwaukee Foundation and United Way, as well as others, the Faye McBeath Foundation supported the effort to review, analyze and present the services, referrals and resources sought by callers to the 211 help line. Entitled Leading Indicators: Leading Change, the report documents the years 2003-2012.   A summary and full report are available. 

Marquette University Funding Information Center
Marquette University Funding Information Center is a resource for nonprofit organizations, grant seekers and fund raisers in Wisconsin. A complete listing of community, independent and corporate foundations in Wisconsin can be purchased through this site. A copy of the Foundation's tax return and audit are available on file at the Funding Information Center.

The Nonprofit Management Fund
The Nonprofit Management Fund awards grants to nonprofits in the greater Milwaukee area to improve their management effectiveness and efficiency, and to increase resources for nonprofit management in Greater Milwaukee. This site includes information on how to apply to the Fund for a grant and other useful resources to help nonprofits build capacity.

Partners Investing in Nursing's Future
This is the website for a model foundation partnership, the Partners Investing in Nursing (PIN) initiative of Robert Wood Johnson and Northwest Health Foundations.  PIN is a national effort that invests directly in local foundations to link national and local funding to advance health and health care through improved nursing.   The Faye McBeath Foundation is the lead local partner in this effort, with a project focused on Nursing and Mental Health (Nursing’s Voice).  Nursing’s Voice aims to improve services to consumers of mental health services through a partnership of 20+ community, funding and civic organizations.   We are proud to be joined in supporting this effort by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Aurora Health Care, Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, and the United Way of Greater Milwaukee.  The project is led by Paula Lucey, MSN.  Ms. Lucey can be contacted through an email sent to the Foundation.   The first project led by the Faye McBeath Foundation won the Rockwell Automation Good Grant Award in 2011. 

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