Field of Interest Funds
What are they?
Lussier Community Education Center pre- school teacher Afi Lake and assistant prepare for a class.
A Field of Interest fund is a permanent endowment that allows you to direct your giving to a narrow or broad issue area.
Field of interest funds are created for a specified purpose or geographic region. Current MCF field of interest funds support environmental litigation, enhancements for the elderly, Madison-area neighborhood centers, and the Middleton community. Each year, Madison Community Foundation staff and Board identify projects and distribute grants to charities whose projects meet the area specified by you.
A field of interest fund may be established by an individual, family, group, business or community using an opening balance of at least $15,000. View a sample Field of Interest fund agreement here
Click here to view a list of Field of Interest funds.
- The Foundation continues to implement the spirit of your fund, no matter what the future need.
- Field of interest funds include memorial funds, which can be established to honor a spouse, friend or colleague who has passed away.
- Field of interest funds can be named to recognize the donor(s), a family member, friend or organization. Or, you can select a name for the fund that ensures your anonymity.
- Field of interest funds can be established as part of your estate plan.
To learn more about field of interest funds, contact Bob Sorge,
President, or Amy Overby
, Vice President, Donor Relations, at (608) 232-1763.