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MCF's Mission, Vision and Values

MCF works tirelessly to ensure it lives by its values, accomplishes its mission, and achieves its vision with all its actions.


MCF will engage Greater Madison in philanthropy to advance a more vibrant and equitable community.


MCF will serve as a trusted philanthropic leader, enhancing the quality of life in Greater Madison, and fostering a community where fairness, inclusion and respect thrive.


We create trust by acting with transparency.

We inspire giving to improve our world.

We identify opportunities, align actions and produce results.

We build endowments to create a legacy for the future.

We advance fairness, inclusion and respect.

MCF's Hate-Free Grantmaking Policy

“Madison Community Foundation will not knowingly support any organizations that discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or arrest or conviction record, or any other discriminatory basis prohibited by applicable local, state and federal law (anti-discrimination status).

“Further MCF will not make grants to nonprofit organizations that the Foundation believes, in its sole discretion, intend to support or engage in hateful activities. We consider hateful activities to mean activities that incite or engage in violence, dehumanization, intimidation, harassment, threats, defamation, or misinformation targeting an individual or group based on their anti-discrimination status.”

MCF may rely on external sources to determine whether an organization is engaged in Hateful Activities and therefore ineligible to receive grants.

We enacted this policy to ensure that grantmaking made by and through MCF does not support activities that are contrary to our mission, vision and values.

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