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 community foundation’s as well as the broader community’s greatest opportunities to make a difference.


Community Impact Fund

The Community Impact Fund is at the heart of MCF’s mission to enhance the common good through philanthropy, investing in a broad array of agencies in Dane County.


A Fund for Women

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


Fund for the Environment

Donor support protects and maintains the area’s natural beauty and green spaces, educates people of all ages through hands-on nature experiences, and provides access to parks, forests and nature trails.


Fund for Learning

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


Fund for Arts and Culture

Increasing arts engagement for all ages, strengthening the local arts community, and building the capacity of area arts nonprofits is the core of this fund’s work.


Fund for Community Development

Donors support programs that support and strengthen neighborhoods and other community assets, building on the work of nonprofits to make Dane County a great place to live for everyone, regardless of their circumstances.


Fund for Nonprofit Capacity Building

Donors to this fund want to see area nonprofits thrive. With more than 2,900 501(c)(3) nonprofits in Dane County, donors provide critical support of MCF’s efforts to build capacity and infrastructure.


Fund for Basic Needs/Social Services

Recognizing that every resident deserves a healthy and sustainable quality of life, donors help thousands of families receive food, shelter, heating, health care, education, transportation, and more.


Fund for Children and Youth

Donors to this fund believe every child deserves access to a rich array of opportunities to learn and grow. Recent grants include supporting the Madison school district’s Community Schools Initiative.


Fund for the Elderly

With seniors making up 10% of the Dane County population — a number that’s expected to double over the next 30 years — donors support much-needed goods and services to help seniors 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.