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 donors multiplies the impact you can have on the community.

 

IMMEDIATE SUPPORT 

Funds that distribute fully each year to capitalize on immediate opportunities

Priority Fund

Allows MCF the discretion to use the resources to meet its mission.

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COVID-19 Priority Fund

Help our community respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and support nonprofit organizations in adapting to needs it presents.

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Enduring Support 

Permanent endowment funds to support the community each year in perpetuity

Community Impact Fund

Support MCF's grantmaking, focused in Arts and Culture; Community Development; Environment; Learning; and Nonprofit Capacity Building.

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A Fund for Women

Provide grants to organizations helping women and girls thrive throughout Dane County.

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Fund for Arts and Culture

Help maintain a thriving arts community and provide access to the arts for all Dane County residents.

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Fund for Basic Needs/Social Services

Provide grants to organizations helping our neighbors achieve a healthy and stable quality of life.

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Fund for Children and Youth

Support organizations working to provide children with opportunities to learn and grow.

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Fund for Community Development

Help strengthen diversity, equity and inclusion for our neighborhoods and important community assets.

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Fund for the Environment

Invest in nature education, restoration and conservation projects that protect Dane County's natural beauty.

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Fund for the Elderly

Help seniors stay healthy and independent, and limit isolation.

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Fund for Learning

Support tutoring and mentoring programs, alternative education and workforce development.

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Fund for Nonprofit Capacity Building

Strengthen capacity, infrastructure and training for Dane County's more than 3,000 nonprofits.

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MCF’s Administrative Fund

Support MCF's operations and ensure its financial stability for years to come.

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NONPROFIT ENDOWMENT FUNDS

Endowment funds to support a specific nonprofit organizations each year in perpetuity

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Nonprofit Endowment Funds

Provide annual income to nonprofit organizations in Dane County and beyond with gifts to their permanent endowments.

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GIVING PARTNER FUNDS

Funds that allow donors to achieve collective impact in their local communities

Columbus Area Endowment

Columbus Area Endowment (CAE)

Enhances the cultural, educational and economic vitality of the Columbus area.

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Lodi Area Community Endowment (LACE)

Enriches the greater Lodi community by supporting educational and civic projects within the School District of Lodi boundaries.

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Middleton Endowment

Middleton Endowment

Enhances the quality of life in the Middleton area through cultural enrichment, community development, education, and natural and historic preservation.

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Monona Fund

Monona Fund

Works to enhance the community's assets, take advantage of its opportunities and preserve all that is good about the city.

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Portage Area Community Fund

Portage Area Community Fund (PACF)

Supports civic and cultural enrichment, natural and historic preservation, parks and recreation, community development, and youth and educational resources.

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Rio Community Foundation

Rio Community Foundation (RCF)

Preserves and enhances the quality of life for people in Rio by supporting education, agriculture and community development.

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