Meet the Madison Public Schools Foundation
27,000 Scholars. 52 Schools. ONE Foundation.
We are the Madison Public Schools Foundation, and we believe that every child deserves a high quality, equitable education. We know that Schools Make Madison, and we are here as the go-to partner connecting the community in support of our public schools. Since our founding in 2001, the Foundation has given over $27 million back to our public schools through endowments, programs and funding of novel school-based initiatives. Our capacity to give relies on strong community support for our managed funds (over 170 total), our support services and our community partnership programs.
We have launched the Madison Public Schools Friends & Alumni Network in an effort to connect a portion of our estimated 80,000 plus living alumni with fellow alumni, faculty, students and staff, facilitating the delivery of a wide array of resources: intellectual, academic, career, collegiate, networking, and philanthropic. This effort is made possible with generous support from the Madison Community Foundation and the Nimick Forbesway Foundation. The alumni network will play an important role in building a thriving community for all residents, brining together people from around Madison, the state and country with opportunities to invest in one of our community's most important assets: the future potential of our school children. See how the Foundation is working in partnership with MMSD and high school alumni groups to build the network.
To learn more about the Foundation, we invite you to visit us online at SchoolsMakeMadison.org, explore our latest Report to the Community, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter - @Schoolsmakemsn.
Connect with the Foundation Today!
Get involved with the Madison Public Schools Friends & Alumni Network;
Explore our Adopt-a-School program to see if your business or faith community may be a good fit;
Learn about the Teacher Support Network, dedicated to providing school supplies and learning materials to classrooms, reducing teacher out-of-pocket spending
Give a gift to the Foundation or one of our dedicated funds.
We know that Madison’s future depends upon today’s investment in the education of tomorrow’s leaders. Get to know us in our mission to help ensure that every MMSD public school is a place where every scholar can thrive.