Middleton Endowment (ME)



The Middleton Endowment (ME) was established in 2007 and is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the Middleton area for present and future generations by growing a permanent endowment, fostering philanthropy, and actively supporting charitable activities.

ME will accomplish its mission by:

  • Supporting community assets and opportunities through the growth of a permanent endowment
  • Responding to community needs with micro grants
  • Promoting philanthropy within Middleton
  • Building administrative systems to support future growth and efficiency

ME History

ME originated as the Middleton Community Foundation in 1991.  It was established by Mayor Dan Ramsey with $25,000 in resources.  From 1991-2007 the Middleton Community Foundation supported many worthwhile activities and grew to $32,000.  In 2007, recognizing the administrative challenges of operating the Foundation and the opportunity to grow the endowment, the Foundation accepted a $50,000 challenge grant from the Madison Community Foundation (MCF).  Together with MCF, the principal of the fund was grown to $150,000 and is now administered by MCF for the benefit of Middleton.

ME Advisory Committee Members

Dan Loichinger, Chair         
Curt Fuszard, Vice Chair/Secretary                        
Perry Hibner                         
Adrianne Machina                     
Josh Marron                             
Cathy Riddle

MCF Contact

Melinda Heinritz, Strategic Partnerships Director
Madison Community Foundation
Phone: (888) 400-7643


Madison Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  MCF can accept a wide-range of assets on behalf of ME. 

Give Online to MCE

What and How to Give

To set up Electronic Funds Transfer Authorization, click here.

Mail a contribution to:
Madison Community Foundation
P.O. Box 5010
Madison, WI 53705-0010
    MEMO LINE: Middleton Endowment (ME)


Additional endowments can be created within the MCE to benefit specific charitable causes such as schools, churches, parks and other non-profit institutions.

Individuals may also set up donor-advised endowment funds that they can direct distributions from.  This provides families an opportunity to build a legacy that will serve their community for generations-to-come.


ME will accept grant requests from qualifying 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.  Key interest areas include: cultural enrichment, community development, education, natural and historic preservation and the needs of residents in the Middleton area.  

Visit the ME Grants Page for more details.



Melinda Heinritz, Strategic Partnerships Director
Madison Community Foundation
Phone: (888) 400-7643








2014 Annual Report 


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ME Information

What is an Affiliate Fund?
ME Grant Awards
ME Grant Application
ME Operating Guidelines
ME Advisory Committee Responsibilities
ME Press Releases


ME Component Funds

Middleton Endowment Fund
Marlette E. Larsen Family Fund
Standard Imaging Fund
Capital Brewery Charitable Fund


Middleton Links

City of Middleton
Middleton School District
Middleton Public Library