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Madison Community Foundation

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.

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Community calendar - Pendleton Times Post
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PENDLETON — South Madison Community Foundation's portal to apply for scholarships is open through Feb. 15. The foundation awards about...more

Dane Co. libraries hope to recruit youth of color in new internship program - NBC15
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Dane County is writing a new chapter for its libraries, and its soon-to-be main characters are youth of...more

Village is to benefit from three grants | Community |
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The Village of Oregon learned in December of three grants it will ... to have been selected by the Madison Community Foundation for a grant...more

Tree-cycling for the Olbrich Park labyrinth -
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The Madison Community Foundation offered their support through a grant through Communication Madison. The labyrinth will be accepting...more

Watch now: Even without a grand opening, Madison's new youth arts center is bustling
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... for arts groups with limited budgets, and a $1 million endowment held at the Madison Community Foundation for long-term capital...more

$1.5 million donation to Boys & Girls Clubs to fund Fitchburg trade school
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... the remaining $10 million will start an endowment through the Madison Community Foundation to hire job coaches, developers and support...more

Nearly 200 Dane Co. nonprofits to receive pandemic relief grant - NBC15
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(WMTV) - Dance County, in partnership with the Madison Community Foundation, is awarding $5 million in grants to 183 local...more

'Wind in their sails': 183 local nonprofits receive nearly $5 million in COVID-19 relief grants | Local ...
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... Dane County partnered with the Madison Community Foundation to award $4.85 million to 183 of Dane County's 2,900 nonprofits, said...more

Over 180 Dane Co. nonprofits receive $5 million in COVID-19 relief - WMTV
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... the Madison Community Foundation announced. The grants will help organizations with any losses or increased expenses because of the...more

Nearly 200 nonprofits awarded COVID relief funds by Dane County, Madison Community Foundation
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COVID relief grants were awarded to 183 Dane County nonprofit organizations on Tuesday. The Madison Community Foundation, in partnership with...more

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