• Ascendium Education Group, Employees Step Up Community Support

    Madison, WI — 2020 was an extraordinary year that brought big challenges for the Madison-area community across both racial justice issues and the cornonavirus pandemic. While Ascendium Education Group’s philanthropic mission as a national funder focuses on the power of education and training beyond high school to transform the lives learners from low-income backgrounds, we […]

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  • Dane Workforce Housing Fund – First Project to be Announced on 11/12/20

    On Thursday, November 12, The Economic Stability Council (ESC), in partnership with Madison Development Corporation and United Way of Dane County, will announce the first project to come out of their Dane Workforce Housing Fund. This fund is intended to be a long-term strategy that will help create and sustain more affordable workforce housing developments […]

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  • Fond du Lac Area Foundation Receives $3.8 Million Gift, Largest in its History

    Fond du Lac, Wis. (November 9, 2020): The Fond du Lac Area Foundation announced today it has  received its largest single donation in organizational history to date – an estate gift worth more than $3.8  million used to establish the Jim and Jackie Marcoe Fund.   “We are honored to recognize this gift from Mr. & […]

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  • ForumNation Podcast Episode 4: Janine Lee

    Post from United Philanthropy Forum: We are excited to announce that Part Two of Season One of ForumNation is kicking off with its fourth episode!   Janine Lee currently serves as President & CEO of Southeastern Council of Foundations (SECF) and is a veteran strategist and grantmaker in philanthropy. During her career in philanthropy, Janine has served in leadership […]

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  • Gov. Evers Invests $10 Million in Wisconsin Nonprofits

    Grants support nonprofit organizations providing critical services as COVID-19 continues surge in Wisconsin MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced a $10-million investment aimed at providing economic stabilization for nonprofit organizations providing critical services to Wisconsinites during COVID-19, which continues to surge across Wisconsin. “The COVID-19 pandemic has affected folks and families across our state in […]

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  • National Philanthropy Day

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  • Community Impact Grants

    Madison Community Foundation has awarded $100,000 in new proactive grants to Dane County nonprofits working to support parents and families during the pandemic. These grants, made primarily from MCF’s Community Impact and COVID-19 Priority funds, join several other grants made earlier in the year to area organizations, bringing the total grants awarded to more than […]

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  • A global call to advance racial equity by 2030 W.K. Kellogg Foundation

    By W.K. KELLOGG FOUNDATION October 13, 2020 “The stark inequities we see today show how much farther we need to travel to advance racial equity so all children, their families and communities can thrive.”LA JUNE MONTGOMERY TABRON, PRESIDENT & CEO OF W.K. KELLOGG FOUNDATIONTweet Our founder Will Keith Kellogg established the foundation in 1930 during […]

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  • Robertson promoted as Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s first EVP, COO and CFO

    Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 22, 2020 – The Greater Milwaukee Foundation has promoted Kenneth Robertson to executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer as he continues to guide the community foundation toward its strategic and operational objectives. He has been serving the Foundation as vice president and CFO since October 2015. “Ken’s vision and […]

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  • Philanthropy, Justice and a Chance for Change

    ON NOVEMBER 10, THIS YEAR’S NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY TAKES A NEW FOCUS We fundraisers are enthusiastic about what we do.  Every day, we get to channel human compassion and generosity for the common good.  It’s a pretty satisfying gig.   But some things are even more important than philanthropy, as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. reminds us: […]

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