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.


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.


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.


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.


Fund for Learning

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


Fund for Arts and Culture

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


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.


Fund for Nonprofit Capacity Building

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


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.


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.


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.


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 or we will provide it on request.