Make a Difference in Our Community

Amplify the power of your gift by supporting MCF's Community Funds. Pooling your resources with those of other like-minded donors multiplies the difference you can make in the community.

Priority Fund

Unrestricted support gives MCF the flexibility to pursue the greatest opportunities to make a difference in our community.

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Community Impact Fund

At the heart of MCF’s mission, this fund invests in a broad array of organizations in Dane County working to enhance the public good.

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A Fund for Women

Investing in women is a proven pathway to economic security for families. A Fund for Women works to support women and girls throughout their financial life cycle.

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Fund for the Environment

Protect and maintain the area’s natural beauty, educate people through hands-on nature experiences, and provide access to parks, forests and nature trails.

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Fund for Learning

Support K-12 education, tutoring and mentoring, alternative education, workforce development, and lifelong learning for all ages.

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Fund for Arts and Culture

Increase arts engagement for all ages, strengthen the local arts community, and build the capacity of area arts nonprofits.

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Fund for Community Development

Support and strengthen neighborhoods and community assets, building on the work of nonprofits to make Dane County a great place to live for everyone.

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Fund for Nonprofit Capacity Building

Build capacity and infrastructure at Dane County's more than 2,900 nonprofits, and help these organizations thrive.

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Fund for Basic Needs/Social Services

Help thousands of families receive food, shelter, heating, health care, education, transportation, and more, so that every resident has a healthy and sustainable quality of life.

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Fund for Children and Youth

Every child deserves a rich array of opportunities to learn and grow. Supporting efforts like Madison Public School's Community Schools Initiative helps provide that.

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Fund for the Elderly

Support programs to help seniors, who make up 10% of Dane County's population — a number that’s expected to double over the next 30 years — stay independent and limit isolation.

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


Please note that merchant processing fees of approximately 4% will reduce the net gift amount.

You can find Madison Community Foundation's financial statement disclosing assets, liabilities, fund balances, revenue, and expenses for the preceding fiscal year at www.madisongives.org/fs or we will provide it on request.