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Madison Community Foundation stewards local, charitable funds for individuals, nonprofits, businesses and other organizations. With its local knowledge and assets, MCF inspires giving, supports meaningful initiatives and connects people for the common good.

Working Together

Whether MCF is teaming up with local nonprofits 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 Nonprofits

MCF has teamed up with local nonprofits to help our community flourish through grants.

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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.

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An Extraordinary Year

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

- Diane Ballweg


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Paying It Forward

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

- George Austin


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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


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News Flash


A Thousand Words

July 17, 2018

Communications Director Brennan Nardi shares the stories behind her favorite pictures from MCF's 75th Anniversary Year of Giving.

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What I'm Reading this Summer

July 3, 2018

Community Resource Analyst Andy Davey shares his summer reading list.

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Higher CGA Rates Provide New Opportunities for Donors

June 19, 2018

Ann Casey updates readers with good news about your charitable giving.

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Legacy Donors Will Transform the Madison Area's Future

June 6, 2018

David Koehler looks at the impact of 101 new Legacy Society members on Madison's future.

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Community Schools Take Flight in Madison

May 22, 2018

Tom Linfield's big-picture view on MCF's largest grant ever.

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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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