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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.

Working Together

Whether MCF is working with donors or helping advisors with their clients' charitable giving, it’s a great feeling to know we all share a common goal to create meaningful change.

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Working With Donors

MCF's priority is to help donors give to the causes and communities they care about most. Donors choose from a variety of ways to give - today or through their wills and estate plans.

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Gift & Estate Planning



Working With Financial Advisors

With MCF, advisors gain access to tools and resources to assist their clients in giving effectively while receiving maximum tax benefits.

Helping You & Your Clients

Client Case Studies

Advisor Resources

An Extraordinary Year

"Together we are creating momentum. We are building a vibrant community where all people thrive."

- Diane Ballweg


Paying It Forward

"Over its seventy-five-year history the Madison Community Foundation has made an incredible difference in this community."

- George Austin


A Year of Giving

"The seventy-fifth anniversary has gone beyond our dreams. We’ve been able to work with so many wonderful nonprofits on so many great projects."

- Tom Linfield



News Flash

MCF & the Evjue Foundation Announce $1 Million Grant to Madison Youth Arts Center

May 22, 2019

Bob Sorge and Paul Fanlund made the joint grant announcement during Madison Gives.

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Variance – The Community Foundation Super Power

April 19, 2019

VP of Finance and Operations Ann Casey defines what variance power is.

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Women and Philanthropy

March 29, 2019

Former Board Member Martha Taylor shares insights on Women and Philanthropy

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Imagination and the Arts

March 6, 2019

VP of Community Impact Tom Linfield explores the benefits of the new Madison Youth Arts Center.

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Say Yes!

February 19, 2019

Philanthropist Diane Ballweg reflects on her time as Chair of Madison Community Foundation's Board of Governors.

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Blog: Building Blocks for the Common Good

February 5, 2019

"Palaces for the People" makes the case for libraries, schools, parks, and gardens as an antidote to social isolation and growing inequalities.

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Stories of Impact

100 Black Men

Leaving a Legacy: James Tye and Gabriel Neves

When James Tye and Gabriel Neves decided to leave a charitable giving legacy, two words drove their decision: "Madison" and "lakes."

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100 Black Men

Arts in a New Light: Grant for a New Director at Overture Center

MCF's community Impact Grant for a Diversity and Inclusion Director at Overature Center is seeing important and impactful results.

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