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Inside MCF

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

Inside MCF - Archives 2018

December 2018

Middleton Endowment Grants 5 Awards to Benefit 7 Area Nonprofits

Blog: Local Philanthropist Leaves $1 Million Estate Gift to Support the LGBTQ Community and Inspire Others to Give Back

November 2018

Blog: Who Knew? Things I Learned From our Recent Community Impact Grant Proposals

Blog: Diversity is Strength

October 2018

Blog: Tackling Tough Questions About the Proliferation of Nonprofits in Dane County

Blog: The Role of Storytelling in Measuring Impact

September 2018

Blog: Strengthen Donor Relationships Through Planned Giving

Blog: End-of-Year Giving Solutions

August 2018

Blog: Bridging the Out-of-School Gap

Fundholder Spotlight: Olbrich Gardens, The Rape Crisis Center, Centro Hispano, & Literacy Network

Blog: Why Endowments Rock

July 2018

Blog: A Thousand Words - MCF's Year of Giving in Pictures

Blog: What Andy Davey is Reading This Summer

June 2018

Fundholder Spotlight: UnityPoint Health - Meriter to Expands Children and Youth Mental Health Services

Blog: Legacy Donors Will Transform the Madison Area's Future

May 2018

Madison Community Foundation Announces 75th Anniversary Year of Giving Grant #12: Together We Thrive

Community Resource Initiative Seeks to Better Understand Nonprofit Sector - Read the Article

Blog: Community Schools Take Flight in Madison - May 22, 2018

Blog: Amplifying the Voices of Women in Nonprofits - May 8, 2018

April 2018

Blog: New MCF Research Sheds Light on Size and Scope of Dane County Nonprofits - April 24, 2018

Blog: Storytelling Strengthens Community and Philanthropy - April 12, 2018

March 2018

Madison Community Foundation Announces 75th Anniversary Year of Giving Grant #11: Penn Park Pride

Blog: Playing the Investment Long Game - March 27, 2018

Blog: 6 Reasons to Choose a Donor-Advised Fund - March 13, 2018

February 2018

Madison Community Foundation Announces 75th Anniversary Year of Giving Grant #10: Phoenix from the Ashes

Blog: Inside the Impact of Dane County Nonprofits - February 27, 2018

MCF's New Blog Will Be A Team Effort - February 13, 2018

January 2018

“Mad About Bikes” Kicks Off With the Annual Free Bikes 4 Kidz Madison Bike Collection Day on Saturday, Jan. 13

Madison Community Foundation Announces 75th Anniversary Year of Giving Grant #9: Amplify Madison

Inside MCF - Archive 2017

December 2017

Madison Community Foundation Year of Giving Presents Grant #8: Mad About Bikes

MCF Introduces the Greater Madison Nonprofit Directory for Donors and Nonprofits

November 2017

A Fund for Women Joins Worldwide Giving Tuesday to Raise $2,500 for women and girls in Dane County

Madison Community Foundation Year of Giving Presents Grant #7: Shine On Madison

October 2017

Madison Community Foundation Year of Giving Presents Grant #6: First Nations Heritage Tour

Middleton Endowment Announces 10th Anniversary Giving Pledge

Hurricane Relief Donation Resources for Donors

September 2017

Columbus Area Endowment announces 2017 Philanthropists of Year & Annual Event Nov. 4

Madison Community Foundation Year of Giving Presents Grant #5: I Am Madison

August 2017

MCF Editorial on Violence in Charlottesville: Taking Steps in the Right Direction

Madison Community Foundation Year of Giving Presents Grant #4: Beyond the Bubbler

Madison Community Foundation is Moving Downtown

Columbus Area Endowment Awards 2017 Grants

June-July 2017

Madison Community Foundation Year of Giving Presents Grant #3: Capitol Century

Madison Community Foundation Year of Giving Presents Grant #2: Back to the Beach

May 2017

Madison Community Foundation Year of Giving Presents Grant #1: Evolution Madison

March 2017

MCF Encourages Support of Statewide Donor Tax Credit

Local Nonprofit Leader Joins Madison Community Foundation

In the Media

June 2019

For the Record With Neil Heinen

WISC/Channel3000.com - June 2 2019

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

Community Shares of Wisconsin to Hold Fifth Annual Big Share

madisoncommons.org - March 4 2019

 

 

February 2019

January 2019

In the Media - Archive 2018

December 2018

Madison Community Foundation's Gift to Madison (video)

WISC / Channel3000.com - December 25, 2018

Madison Senior Coalitions Merging Into NewBridge

Wisconsin State Journal - December 24, 2018

Madison Community Foundation Grants Shine Light on Bright Side

Madison365 - December 22, 2018

Madison Community Foundation awards $813,000 in grants to 22 nonprofits (video)

Fox 47 - December 20, 2018

Madison Community Foundation announces $813,000 in grants to Dane County nonprofits (video)

WKOW - December 20, 2018

Over $800,000 in community grants awarded to area nonprofits (video)

NBC15 - December 20, 2018

Madison Community Foundation awards $813,000 in grants to 22 nonprofits

Channel3000.com - December 20, 2018

Madison Community Foundation announces 22 grants for education, arts, literacy and more

The Capital Times - December 20, 2018

Madison Community Foundation announces $813,000 in grants

Wisconsin State Journal - December 20, 2018

Behind the Scenes Changemaker: Madison Community Foundation

Edible Madison - December 18, 2018

November 2018

American Girl's Fund for Children awards grants to 33 county organizations

DeForest Times-Tribune - November 18, 2018

American Girl's Fund for Children awards 33 grants to Dane County organizations

Channel3000.com - November 15, 2018

Downtown Madison Celebrates the Holidays with Shine On Madison

Madison Magazine - November 16, 2018

Milele Chicasa Anana Wins Rotary Club's Manfred E. Swarsensky Humanitarian Service Award

Madison365 - November 15, 2018

Columbus Area Endowment honors supporters

Columbus Journal - November 10, 2018

October 2018

Only One Week Left to Apply for YWCA Amplify Madison

Madison365 - October 25, 2018

Science-A-Thon celebrates a day in the life of a scientist 

UW-Madison News - October 12, 2018

New Maria del Rosario Covarrubias Scholarship Will Honor Dreamers

Madison365 - October 12, 2018

A Fund for Women Announces $100,000 in Grants to Local Nonprofits

Madison365 - October 10, 2018

'On the south side and north side, it's not even safe': A tour of Madison's bicycle inequities

The Capital Times - October 6, 2018

Library endowment fund receives $90,000 through challenge grant efforts

DeForest Times-Tribunes - October 5, 2018

25th Anniversary Celebration of MCF's A Fund for Women

News 3's For the Record - October 4, 2018

September 2018

Catching up: Fund for female Madison artists keeps growing

Wisconsin State Journal - September 25, 2018

"A Crazy Idea:" A Fund for Women Founder Jane Coleman Reflects on 25 Years of Empowerment

Madison365 - September 24, 2018

"They fostered self-sufficiency." Chara Taylor is A Fund for Women Success Story

Madison365 - September 21, 2018

Editorial: 25 Years of Empowering Women

WISCTV - Channel3000.com - September 18, 2018

August 2018

Local Families Holding Fundraiser for Madison-Area Immigrants Facing Deportation and Separation

Madison365 - August 11, 2018

Brewery event to help immigrant fund

Waunakee Tribune - August 10, 2018

 

June 2018

Fix-It Bicycle Stations to help Madisonians with bike repair

Channel3000.com - June 18, 2018

Bikers battle heat in Madison's Loop the Lakes ride (video)

WKOW.com - June 17, 2018

See you at the park to celebrate Juneteenth!

The Capital Times - June 16, 2018

First Cohort of Winners Announced for YWCA Madison Amplify Madison

Madison365 - June 5, 2018

May 2018

Mann Scholars Program Continues to be "Game Changer" for MMSD Students

Madison365 - May 30, 2018

Emerald ash borer-infected trees to get new life as art projects

The Capital Times - May 27, 2018

South Madison's 'home field,' renovated Penn Park reopens

The Capital Times - May 24, 2018

City unveils Penn Park restorations

Madison365 - May 24, 2018

Editorial: Circle of Friends event includes recognition of MCF's $1.1 million Community Schools grant (video)

WISCTV - Channel3000.com - May 23, 2018

Editorial: Growing Community Schools - MMSD announces the opening of two more Community Schools (video)

WISCTV - Channel3000.com - May 22, 2018

Editorial: Community schools cap Madison Community Foundation's Year of Giving (video)

WISCTV - Channel3000.com - May 17, 2018

Madison Community Foundation caps year of giving with $1.1 million grant

NBC15 - May 17, 2018

Madison Community Foundation grants $1.1 million to community school's initiative

WISCTV - Channel3000.com - May 17, 2018

Madison Community Foundation marks 75th year with $1.1 million Madison schools grant

Wisconsin State Journal - May 17, 2018

Madison Community Foundation Announces Largest-Ever Grant: $1.1 Million for Community Schools Initiative

Madison365 - May 17, 2018

Madison Community Foundation's Year of Giving Celebration - An Interview with Board Chair Diane Ballweg

WISCTV - May 17, 2018

E.D. Locke Public Library given challenge grant to establish endowment fund

McFarland Thistle - May 10, 2018

Warner Beach redesign in the works (video)

NBC15 - May 2, 2018

April 2018

MCF's Year of Giving Comes to a Close With Largest Grant in History (video)

WISCTV - Live at 4 - April 17, 2018

Renovated Penn Park shelter expected to open in May

The Cap Times - April 6, 2018

Mad About Bikes (photo gallery)

In Business Madison - April 2018

March 2018

Grant Will Bring Upgrades to South Side Park (video)

WISCTV - Channel3000.com, March 25, 2018

Editorial: Penn Park Pride Grant Boosts South Side Gem (video)

WISCTV - Live at 4, March 14, 2018

Madison Community Foundation Announces Grant #11: Penn Park Pride (video)

WISCTV - Live at 4, March 14, 2018

February 2018

Editorial: Phoenix from the Ashes grant reclaims wood for local projects (video)

WISCTV - Channel3000.com, February 14, 2018

Madison Community Foundation Announces Grant #10: Phoenix from the Ashe (video)

WISCTV - Live at 4, Februray 13, 2018

January 2018

Editorial: Collecting Free Bikes 4 Kidz (video)

WISCTV - Channel3000.com, January 11, 2018

Editorial: Year of Giving grant to amplify Madison (video)

WISCTV - Channel3000.com, January 10, 2018

Madison Community Foundation Announces Grant #9 - Amplify Madison (video)

WISCTV - Live at 4, January 10, 2018

In the Media - Archive 2017

December 2017

Celebrating 75 years of the Madison Community Foundation (video)

WISCTV - For the Record, December 22, 2017

Madison Community Foundation's Angela R. Davis named to Madison365's Black Power List 2017: Wisconsin’s 35 Most Influential Black Leaders

Madison365, December 19, 2017

Madison Community Foundation Announces Grant #8 - Mad About Bikes (video)

WISCTV - Live at 4, December 13, 2017

Editorial: Mad About Bikes highlights one of our community’s most identifiable assets (video)

WISCTV - Channel3000.com, December 13, 2017

What a year: A reflection on some of the Madison successes

Madison Magazine, December 2017

November 2017

Evjue Foundation awards $854,550 in grants to Madison-area causes, topping $2.3 million for 2017

The Capital Times, November 29, 2017

Columbus Area Endowment recognizes top philanthropists

WISCNews, November 21, 2017

Madison Community Foundation Announces Grant #7 - Shine On Madison (video)

WISCTV - Live at 4, November 14, 2017

Editorial: Year of Giving grant helps Madison shine for holidays (video)

WISCTV - Channel3000.com, November 14, 2017

Diane Ballweg: Shining a light on local generosity

The Capital Times, November 13, 2017

Fund Created to Move Women Artists "Forward"

Wisconsin State Journal, November 5, 2017

October 2017

Editorial: Madison Community Foundation Announces Grant #6 - First Nations Heritage Tour (video)

WISCTV - Channel3000.com, October 12, 2017

Madison Community Foundation Announces Grant #6 - First Nations Heritage Tour (video)

WISCTV - Live at 4, October 10, 2017

September 2017

Sagashus Levingston's Remarkable Story Will Highlight A Fund for Women's Annual Dinner

Madison365, September 29, 2017

"You have to be optimistic:" A Conversation with Madison Community Foundation's Angela Davis

Madison365, September 21, 2017

Editorial: Madison Community Foundation's Year of Giving offers 'I Am Madison' (video) 

WISCTV - Channel3000.com, September 14, 2017

Madison Community Foundation Announces Grant #5: I Am Madison (video)

WISCTV - Live at 4, September 14, 2017

August 2017

Editorial: March shows unified community responding positive to recent gun violenc (video)

WISCTV - Channel3000.com, August 23, 2017

South Madison community center is first site for expanded Bubbler makerspace program

The Capital Times, August 17, 2017

Madison Community Foundation grant will expand library program to community centers (video)

WISCTV - Channel3000.com, August 17, 2017

Madison Community Foundation announces "Beyond the Bubbler" 75th Anniversary Grant (video) 

WISCTV - Live at 4, August 17, 2017

June-July 2017

Madison Community Foundation Announces Grant #3 - Capitol Century

WISCTV - Live at 4, July 26, 2017

Vera Court Neighborhood Center receives $50,000 grant

Northside News, June/July 2017

Back to the Beach program focuses on increasing community interest, engagement (video)

WISCTV - Live at 4, June 20, 2017

Madison Community Foundation, lakes are vital part of community (video)

WISCTV - Channel3000.com, June 20, 2017

$75,000 grant targets Madison beaches

WKOW.com, June 20, 2017

May 2017

MCF's Year of Giving shows commitment to moving community forward (video)

WISCTV - Channel3000.com May 17, 2017

State Journal editorial: Think big about Madison's waterfront

Wisconsin State Journal, May 16, 2017

Group's lofty hopes for John Nolen Drive park take first steps

Wisconsin State Journal, May 16, 2017

The long game: Madison Community Foundation celebrates 75 years by seeding projects for the future

Isthmus, May 16, 2017

MCF Announces First of 12 Grants to Celebrate 75th Anniversary

Madison365, May 16, 2017 

Madison Community Foundation Celebrates 75 Years (video)

WISC-TV - Live at 4, May 16, 2017

February 2017

Madison Community Foundation's Brennan Nardi Shares News of the Upcoming 75th Anniversary

Talk of the Town / Wisconsin's 57 - February 16, 1017

In the Media - Archives 2015

Community partnerships are critical to our quality of life here. There’s no bigger partner than the Madison Community Foundation.”

- Neil Heinen, Editorial Director, WISC-TV3

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