About South Madison Foundation

About Us

We create positive change and lasting impact

A community foundation is a unique charitable organization that is built with the donations of many individuals and governed by a citizen board. Since 1992, our donors have invested $6 million in grant support to the people and places of Adams, Fall Creek, Green, and Stony Creek Townships and have helped build assets of over $12 million for lasting impact.

Our mission is simply this: to produce positive and sustainable change in the communities we serve.


South Madison Foundation Staff

Executive Director Tammy Bowman most enjoys facilitating the connection between a donor’s intent and a recipient’s need, even though their eras may never overlap. She joined the Foundation in 2013, bringing a background in research, marketing, program, community, and donor development to the civic life of South Madison County.

Scholarship Manager Lisa Floyd led the Foundation’s daily operations from 2008-2017. She now works part time with the Foundation's scholarship and nonprofit development programs. An accomplished cook, animal lover, and EMT, she lives within walking distance to work, the park, and the library.

Sue Patton, Office Assistant, joined the Foundation to focus on tornado case management and offer flexible support and increased capacity to Foundation operations. She loves spreadsheets, Best Buddies, Tri Kappa, and seeing her two adult sons give back to their community.



Eleven citizen members set the vision for the Foundation and ensure it adheres to the highest operational standards. They come from all corners of South Madison County and bring a wide variety of talents to the Boardroom table.

Meet the Board