Make a difference.

Credit: United Way of Dane County

Greater Madison is founded on the ideal that to build up the humanity of a community is the surest way to build up the business of a community. 

Do well and do good.

With more than 1,000 non-profit organizations in the City of Madison alone, Greater Madison is a national leader in grassroots engagement. A culture of empathy and giving makes this a community where you can pursue your passion, start your project and make your mark.

Credit: United Way of Dane County
Taste of Madison volunteers get an hourly wage to benefit local charities.
Volunteers at the Madison Ballet help bring each production to life plus get the ultimate behind-the-scenes look.
Giving your time to those in need can ward off loneliness and depression.
Evidence suggests people who give their time to others may be rewarded with lower blood pressure and a longer lifespan.
Second Harvest Foodbank gives you the opportunity to help distribute food to our neighbors in need.
One of the few free accredited zoos in the nation thanks to the Vilas family.
Bringing collaboration and unique perspectives to global health.
Largest single gift to the arts ever… anywhere.
Global leader in mindfulness research.
Home to the world’s conservation pioneers.
Nearly 80% of businesses donated time or money.

Opportunity favors the connected.

With countless opportunities to drive change in our community – and connect with fellow changemakers – it is no surprise that we are a national leader in non-profits per capita. We are powered by those who plug in, rev up and accelerate toward making Greater Madison not just a place, but also the goal.

Credit: United Way of Dane County