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

Materials to Check Out Look in the Magazine collection for Chronicle of Philanthropy, and in non-fiction for books on scholarships and financial aid, fundraising ideas and how-to, nonprofit set-up and organization, and proposal writing.