Middleton Endowment (ME) was established in 2007 to enhance the quality of life in the Middleton area for present and future generations.
ME raises resources to grow its permanent endowment fund, foster philanthropy, and support charitable activities. Key interest areas include cultural enrichment, community development, education, natural and historic preservation, and the needs of residents in the Middleton area.
|The staff and students from 21st Century eSchool, receiving their ME grant in front of the Middleton Chamber. The students helped write the grant to build a bird blind.
Key Benefits of Giving to Middleton Endowment
- Address community needs and challenges through micro grants
- Support community assets and opportunities through the growth of a permanent endowment
- Promote philanthropy within Middleton
- Partnering with Madison Community Foundation maximizes earnings and creates administrative efficiency.
History of Middleton Endowment
Middleton Endowment originated as the Middleton Community Foundation in 1991. It was established by Mayor Dan Ramsey with $25,000 in resources. From 1991-2007, the Foundation supported many worthwhile activities and grew its assets to $32,000. In 2007, recognizing the administrative challenges of operating a foundation and the opportunity to grow the endowment, the Foundation accepted a $50,000 challenge grant from Madison Community Foundation. In partnership with MCF, the fund's assets have grown to approximately $150,000 and are now managed by MCF for the benefit of the Middleton community. Since its inception, ME has awarded more than $45,000 to more than 40 nonprofit organizations.
Many businesses and individuals are overwhelmed with charitable giving requests. This often leads to paralysis and less charitable giving. I find comfort in making donations to the Middleton Endowment knowing that the funds will be held in perpetuity for the benefit of the entire community.”
–Andy Lewis, Past ME Board member
What Can I Give to ME?
ME accepts a wide variety of cash and non-cash assets via Madison Community Foundation.
WAYS TO GIVE
Leave a legacy to Middleton Endowment in your will or estate plan.