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Building a Stronger Community

Among our community’s greatest assets are the nonprofits that strengthen and enhance the lives of the people they serve. When nonprofits thrive, everyone thrives.

Community Impact Grants

Designed to strengthen the Madison area’s greatest assets, Community Impact grants support nonprofits in communities across Dane County and are focused in five areas:

  1. Community development
  2. Environment
  3. Learning
  4. Arts and culture
  5. Nonprofit capacity building

Apply for a Community Impact grant

Other Grant Opportunities

Building Your Agency's Endowment

An endowment is an important component to a nonprofit’s financial strategy. MCF manages more than 275 endowments for nonprofit organizations, and provides ongoing technical assistance to those organizations on topics such as fundraising for their endowment and planned giving strategies. Charitable organizations with a nonprofit endowment fund receive a steady stream of income to support their ongoing work.

Learn how to build your agency endowment

Madison Community Foundation understands the community, the diversity within the community, how nonprofits work, and the challenges they face.”
- Karen Menendez Coller, Centro Hispano

Make an Impact

For decades, Community Impact grants have been making great nonprofits greater.


Frequently Asked Questions

Find the information and resources you need to make your grant application a success.

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