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Advisors: Four Questions to Ask Your Clients

Help them understand their fund options and choose the best option

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Give Now or Give Later?

Blending giving lets you do both. Learn more. 

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A Fund By and For the Community

Discover the history of MCF's Community Impact Fund

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Leave a Legacy

Achieve your charitable goals through your estate

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Greater Madison Nonprofit Directory

Explore nonprofits in our community

What We Do

Madison Community Foundation serves donors, strengthens nonprofits and enhances the quality of life in Greater Madison by:

  • Promoting integrity, generosity, effectiveness, sustainability and equity
  • Advancing philanthropy in our community
  • Building a permanent community endowment
  • Supporting individuals in their giving goals now and through their estate plans
  • Helping professional advisors meet their clients’ charitable goals.
  • Facilitating dedicated nonprofit endowments that provide reliable annual funding.
  • Investing MCF assets responsibly and strategically for long-term community benefit
  • Awarding grants to fund innovative and effective nonprofit initiatives.
  • Sharing research, connections and best practices to achieve progress on community issues.
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Local knowledge. Meaningful change.

Enhancing the common good.

Madison Community Foundation works with individuals, nonprofits, businesses and other organizations to enhance the common good through philanthropy. Thanks to the generosity of the people who give, nonprofits here and around the world have the resources they need to support the communities they serve.


Madison Community Foundation is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) community trust. EIN: 39-6038248.