Build Your Gift

Giving through the Madison County Community Foundation is making an investment in the community. Your charitable gift helps to improve the lives of Madison County residents and boosts our region's vitality for generations to come.

How to Get Started as a Foundation Donor

Establishing a fund at the Foundation is simple. The process can be completed in less than one day.                                                There are a few factors that may help you decide what type of fund is suitable for you.

Are you interested in giving now or establishing a future gift?

I want to be part of the future of Madison County: The best option may be a planned gift - that is, a charitable donation provided for during your lifetime but not available to the Foundation until sometime in the future, such as a bequest or charitable gift annuity.

I want to help right now: The best option for you may be supporting the Unrestricted Fund.This fund offers the broadest giving option, allowing grants to be made to wherever our professional staff determines our community's needs are the greatest.

Are you interested in supporting a specific Madison County Community Foundation initiative?
Madison County Community Foundation anticipates our community's most pressing needs. Accordingly, our staff and board of directors have identified several areas to which we now proactively direct a growing percentage of our grant dollars. Today a large percentage of our flexible grant monies support projects in these vital areas:

Economic development
Health and Human Services
Arts and Culture

Grants in these areas are generally made to our long-term partners with the goal of creating significant, widespread impact.

The balance of our grantmaking dollars is awarded in response to direct requests from the community. If you are interested in applying for a grant from the Foundation, we invite you to visit our grants page. We would love to speak with you more about the numerous ways you can impact your community.



Connecting Educational Initiatives

The future success of Madison County rests solidly at the feet of its children. As a community, we want these children to be educated, well-adjusted and thoughtful individuals, and a group of dedicated community leaders and educators are committed to helping them get there.

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