Established in 1942, the mission of the Madison Community Foundation is to encourage, facilitate and manage long-term philanthropy. MCF was formed as the Madison Community Trust Fund for the purpose of encouraging and assisting charitable enterprises in the metropolitan area of the City of Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin. Original assets were war bonds, collected to assist area soldiers returning from World War II. The GI Bill later served this purpose, and assets lay largely dormant for approximately forty years.
In 1986, longtime area resident Jane Coleman became the foundation's first executive director. For ten years, she built the structure and base upon which the foundation stands. When our current President, Kathleen Woit assumed leadership in 1997, MCF was managing 70 individual funds with assets of more than $40 million. Since that time, the foundation has grown to encompass a family of more than 860 individual funds, and assets in excess of $100 million.
At the Madison Community Foundation, we believe that great libraries make for great communities and have been proud to be part of the significant growth of Dane County library usage over the past 10...more
After several years with the Wisconsin Historical Foundation, she joined Madison Community Foundation, where she leads fundraising efforts for Madison's top charitable fund management organization....more
At one point, the Madison Community Foundation even invested $150,000 toward new grooming equipment and a water well at Elver Park, with the idea of providing winter sledding and skiing for kids in...more
Key elements of the grant are a 1,000-bicycle giveaway, the installation of new roadside repair stations throughout the city and multiple bicycle repair internships for local youth. This grant is one...more
Community schools have also been supported by a $300,000 grant from the Madison Community Foundation, $120,000 from Madison Gas and Electric and $10,000 from the Magic Pebble Foundation. Nichelle...more
A few years back, the library and its board set up an endowment fund with the Madison Community Foundation (MCF) and now has the opportunity to get a $50,000 Challenge Grant from the foundation. The...more
The Evjue Foundation, the charitable arm of The Capital Times, today announced it has awarded grants totaling $854,550 to 44 community ... Among recipients of major grants was Access Community Health...more