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Giving to a community you love is easy!

Communities choose to work with MCF to maximize earnings and create administrative efficiency. MCF’s full-time professional staff guide community volunteers by sharing expertise on fund development, grantmaking, and gift processing. MCF’s six regional partners have given more than $100,000 to local causes, with combined assets close to $700,000.

Key Benefits of Regional Giving Partners

  • It’s volunteer-led by the people who care most about permanent and sustainable charitable giving. 
  • MCF manages accounting and legal services, audits, tax reporting, investment management and compliance so volunteers to focus on fundraising and grantmaking.
  • MCF accepts a wide variety of assets and offer expertise in complicated financial vehicles, such as charitable gift annuities and closely held stock. Publicly traded stock can be sold for as little as two cents per share and donors may also contribute via credit card or electronic funds transfer.
  • All funds are held under MCF’s 501(c)(3) charitable status and deductible to the full extent of the law. We handle all government reporting and endowments are part of the annual audit.
  • Assets are pooled and invested with the guidance of a professional investment committee that reviews performance quarterly.
  • MCF is an accredited member of the Council on Foundations.
  • Staff are knowledgeable about best practices in asset processing, planned giving, fundraising, capital campaigns, grantmaking and investments.
  • Staff experts provide regular educational opportunities to enhance peer learning.

Our regional partners make incredible things happen in their communities every day, and we are proud to help them support the local causes they care about most.”

– Angela Davis, Madison Community Foundation