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Madison Community Foundation: Donors value its impact on the community

Madison Community Foundation is here to help good people do good. Listen to a few community members talk about their perceptions and experiences of that process. Click image to view video.

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     Five libraries in Dane
     County to get seed

      From Dogs to Disc
      Golfers, everyone
      benefits From our parks

      Madison Community
      Foundation welcomes
      new staff

Fall 2013 Grant Awards Focus on Education, Women and Environment

Garden-based education to grow as Madison School district gets grant

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A Campaign to Transform Dane County Libraries

Support the extraordinary programming going on at your local library


Dan Rather

Madison Community Foundation presents Dan Rather: On Community and Philanthropy MCF Annual Dinner on June 24, 2014

Just a Million Miles From Home

DAIS Executive Director Shannon Barry and MCF VP of Community Impact Tom Linfield talk with Leigh Mills about the $100,000 MCF gift to the DAIS Capital Campaign and the last $1 million left to raise.

Madison Community Foundation hits homer on Twitter IPO

MCF helps Madison's neighborhood centers to narrow the achievement gap every day

Fitchburg Public Library receives $27,500 grant to develop specialty collection

MCF Investment Performance as of December 31, 2013

MCF funds Wolf Run Trail: Plans move forward for expanding Dane County's recreational trail in Mazomanie and DeForest

Dane County to launch parks endowment fund, dedicate E-Way to Lewis family

Splash Pad Opens in Fitchburg

Can You Dig It? Outdoor Classroom Becomes a Reality


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