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.
Lodi Area Community Endowment (LACE) announced the celebration of its 10th anniversary in 2019 with the launch of a $150,000 fundraising campaign to raise money and awareness of the charitable fund's...more
Madison's Penn Park will receive a $70,000 grant for renovations and programming due to the Madison Community Foundation's Year of Giving efforts. In support of middle school aged Black girls, the...more
The Madison Community Foundation awarded seed money for an ambitious project that envisions a huge park over John Nolen Drive and a Frank ... The Madison Design Professionals received a $27,500 grant...more
... the umbrella group for the nonprofits and host of The Big Share, provides training sessions and ongoing assistance year-round to the local groups in areas like fundraising, video production and...more
Submitted photoThe former home of Thomas M. Pendleton at 233 S. Main St. in Pendleton is the headquarters of the South Madison Community Foundation. The house is located on ground that was part of...more
LAPEL — Frankton- Lapel Community School Corp. leaders heard an update on their multi-million-dollar solar energy project at Lapel schools and selected new board leaders for 2018. Those items and...more