Madison Community Foundation awards nearly $700,000 in grants to local nonprofits

MADISON, Wis. — The Madison Community Foundation has awarded nearly $700,000 in grants across 12 Madison-area nonprofits as part of its annual campaign.

The funds come from donors to support five focus areas: arts and culture, community development, the environment, learning, and organizational capacity building.

“We are very thrilled and humbled to be able to make these awards because of the generosity of this community,” Madison Community Foundation Director of Grantmaking Angela Davis said.

The nonprofits chosen include Black Girl Magic Educational Services, The Center for Black Excellence, Dane County Parks, the Goodman Community Center, Logan’s Hearts & Smiles, the Madison Public Market Foundation, the Madison Reading Project, Madison Youth Choirs, Music Academy of Sun Prairie, Rooted WI, the Urban League of Greater Madison and Urban Triage. Many of these organizations also focus on diversity, equity and inclusion, reflecting the values of the Madison Community Foundation, according to Davis.

“That’s what makes our community so amazing because we’re touching organizations, we’re touching folks in the greater Madison community in so many different areas,” Davis said.

Ninety-five nonprofits applied to receive the grants, marking a record number of applicants for the Madison Community Foundation, according to Davis.

“There are some amazing organizations out there,” Davis said. “There’s never enough money. It’s a very humbling experience, yet you always wish you had more money to give away.”