Community Engagement

Temporary Community Initiatives Grants

Supporting charitable pursuits of people who care.

Our “Community Engagement Fund” can be your group’s most effective tool in achieving your goal. The Community Engagement Fund supports designated, temporary community initiatives endorsed by the Foundation.

Jane Gwinn had a dream of building a place in Lapel that would honor the service of local veterans. She inspired a group of volunteers who developed a plan, secured a site, and needed to launch a campaign to make the project a reality. Through the use of our Community Engagement Fund, her group was able to take advantage of benefits not available to individuals- benefits which are only through a nonprofit partner like the South Madison Community Foundation.

Many other community causes have partnered with the Foundation through the Community Engagement Fund. Some, like Pendleton Artist’s Society and Main Street Pendleton, used the Foundation’s structural framework while working to achieve their own nonprofit status. Others, like the Lapel Gazebo Project and the Pendleton Log Cabin Project are far reaching grassroots efforts that can benefit from the Foundation’s range of existing services.

If your great idea for community betterment could benefit from partnership with the South Madison Community Foundation, take a look at a sample agreement for Community Engagement partners, and contact us to begin the conversation.

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