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Don't be yourself; be someone a little nicer.
— Maragret Mead

Reciprocity is the seed that grows Madison Nonprofit Day. We are indebted to the generosity of community.

Madison Nonprofit Day
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266 Waubesa St., Ste #2
Madison, WI 53704
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To celebrate and promote awareness of the city's nonprofits, the work they do and the communities they serve

by Madison Nonprofit Day


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Absolutely Art

Absolutely Art »

Absolutely Art opened its doors on April 1, 2005. It is a Community-Based Art Gallery on the Eastside of Madison. The community based business idea includes employing people for the neighborhood, supporting local artists by purchasing their work, having a family friendly environment, and producing profit to donate back into the neighborhood (we are a… (cont'd)

Advanced Employment

Advanced Employment »

Advanced Employment, Inc. is a private, non-profit agency that provides services to adults with a wide range of developmental disabilities. Every person should have the opportunity to work in our community. Our mission is to place individuals in community-based jobs that take into account personal strengths and preferences. Our role in the community is to… (cont'd)

African Youth Outreach

African Youth Outreach »

Nelson Mandela once remarked, "HIV/AIDS is a human rights issue" at a benefit concert. Highlighting the humanity that suffers behind the progression of AIDS is by no means an easy task, but an important one. In South Africa the prevalence of HIV among the population ranges from 20 to 33%. Shocking as the statistics are,… (cont'd)

Anarch City Theatre

Anarch City Theatre »

The Anarch City Theatre Company was founded in 2010 by Christopher Snapp and Susan Galasso. Our mission is to present lesser-known, avant-garde, and original works dealing primarily with issues of social justice and challenging assumptions. (cont'd)

Bunky’s Cafe

Bunky’s Cafe »

Founded in the 1930s by Vito ("Bunky") and Ninfa Capadona, Bunky's was one of the first Italian restaurants in Madison. It was originally located on the corner of Park and Regent Streets in the city's Italian-American Greenbush neighborhood. Bunky's was one of three restaurants that made up "Spaghetti Corner." Through the late 1960s Bunky's was… (cont'd)

Children’s Theatre of Madison

Children’s Theatre of Madison »

Established in 1965, CTM is Madison's premier theater for all ages. Providing education, entertainment, and community support, we are excited to be celebrating our 46th season and look forward to many, many more. (cont'd)


Chrysalis »

Chrysalis, Inc. has been serving the Madison community for over a quarter century. Chrysalis, Inc. was founded in 1980 as a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The founders wanted to avoid following a trend at the time, which was to provide mental health support in sheltered workshops. These founders believed that real-life experiences were more powerful… (cont'd)

Community GroundWorks/Troy Gardens

Community GroundWorks/Troy Gardens »

Troy Gardens was born of a community vision for a unique parcel of state-owned surplus land. Community GroundWorks at Troy Gardens was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 2001 and created what is now one of Madison, Wisconsin’s hidden treasures, and a place that many people call home. (cont'd)

Daisy Cafe and Cupcakery

Daisy Cafe and Cupcakery »

Daryl Sisson and Kathy Brooks co-owners of Daisy Cafe & Cupcakery combine their food industry skills as perfectly as ingredients in a tasty entrée. (cont'd)

Dane County Humane Society

Dane County Humane Society »

The mission statement of Dane County Humane Society (DCHS) is Helping People Help Animals. (cont'd)

Dane County Timebank

Dane County Timebank »

TimeBanking is about spending an hour doing something for somebody in your community. That hour is counted as a TimeBank Hour that you can spend on having someone in the network do something for you. Here in Dane County, you look up TimeBank services online or call a community coordinator to do it for you.… (cont'd)


DANEnet »

DANEnet has served Dane County non-profit organizations since 1995 by offering on-site technical support, technical training, and technical planning and consulting services. (cont'd)


DreamBikes »

DreamBikes is a non-profit used bicycle store in Madison that employs kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County. DreamBikes is located in the Allied–Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood and offers used, safe bicycles to members of the community at an affordable price. (cont'd)

East Madison Community Center

East Madison Community Center »

The East Madison Community Center has been established to promote educational, recreational and community activities for all citizens of its service area. The Center provides social, educational, recreational, and cultural programming for the east side community with a small paid staff and 250 volunteers. (cont'd)

Encore Studios

Encore Studios »

Encore Studio for the Performing Arts is the only professional theatre company for people with disabilities in the state of Wisconsin. Encore offers an innovative, inclusive, and professional environment where all people work together in the pursuit of artistic and theatrical excellence. Working in the community of professional theatre, Encore actors develop their creative skills… (cont'd)

Farley Center for Peace, Justice and Sustainability

Farley Center for Peace, Justice and Sustainability »

The Linda and Gene Farley Center for Peace, Justice and Sustainability is dedicated to socially and politically progressive change, community partnership and environmental sustainability. We believe that without justice there can be no peace, without peace there can be no sustainability, and without sustainability there is no future. (cont'd)

Focal Flame Photography

Focal Flame Photography »

Focal Flame Photography. Art that moves you. Focal Flame is the photography studio of Clint Thayer and Robyn Perrin. Clint Thayer was born on coast of Lake Erie, growing up in the small town of Lakeside, Ohio. Surrounded by rocky outcropped shores, Lakeside was a study in contrasts: an influx of tourists and cottage owners… (cont'd)

Four Lakes Wildlife Center

Four Lakes Wildlife Center »

Four Lakes Wildlife Center (FLWC), a program of Dane County Humane Society, is a volunteer-run wildlife rehabilitation group offering care to ill, injured and orphaned wildlife of southern Wisconsin. (cont'd)

Friends of Starkweather Creek

Friends of Starkweather Creek »

The Friends of Starkweather Creek is a citizen’s group dedicated to the enhancement of the watershed's environmental quality. We seek to raise public awareness and appreciation of the creek through education and outreach to watershed residents, businesses and landowners and we will serve as advocates for sound watershed planning and management practices. (cont'd)

Glass Nickel Pizza

Glass Nickel Pizza »

Madison residents Brian Glassel and Tim Nicholson met while working in a pizza restaurant, in fact, both had worked in pizza restaurants for the majority of their adult (and teenage) lives. They knew that their passion for delicious, fresh food combined with great service would do well in Madison. After a year of hard work… (cont'd)

Hancock Center for Dance/Movement Therapy

Hancock Center for Dance/Movement Therapy »

Hancock Center provides dance/movement therapy sessions, classes in creative movement and Alexander Technique, outreach workshops and other programming for the local and statewide community. (cont'd)

Heartland Farm Sanctuary

Heartland Farm Sanctuary »

Heartland Farm Sanctuary, founded in 2009, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping homeless farm animals in Wisconsin, and building connections between animals and vulnerable youth. We created Heartland to provide a safe, peaceful environment where youth and farm animals could come together to heal, grow, and have fun. (cont'd)

Henry Vilas Zoo

Henry Vilas Zoo »

The Madison Zoological and Aquarium Society was organized in 1914, shortly after the zoo was founded. In 1926, the Society was reorganized as the Henry Vilas Park Zoological Society, which continues today. In 1964, the society was incorporated as a non-profit corporation. The society's purpose is to build community support and provide funding for zoo… (cont'd)

Lao Laan Xang

Lao Laan Xang »

Family run restaurant specializing in Laotian cuisine and vegetarian dishes. If you like your food spicy hot, opt for the house specials like the moak pa or gai, catfish or chicken with ground pork and hot peppers steamed in a banana leaf, with sticky rice. Catering available. Voted Madison's Favorite Southeast Asian restaurant by Isthmus… (cont'd)

Mermaid Cafe

Mermaid Cafe »

Ben and Lisa Jacobson purchased a weathered former coin store in 2005 with the grand idea of building a small neighborhood coffee shop. No frills, flat-out fabulous lattes, fresh food. The Mermaid Cafe offers 100% fair Trade, organic, locally-roasted Just Coffee espresso and coffee drinks. We are pleased to offer Fair Trade and organic teas… (cont'd)

Middleton Outreach Ministry

Middleton Outreach Ministry »

Mobilizing a community effort to inspire hope by providing faith connections, food, clothing, housing assistance and other life necessities (cont'd)

Monty’s Blue Plate Diner

Monty’s Blue Plate Diner »

Monty's Blue Plate Diner serves breakfast all day, every day. Our menu features incredible burgers, sandwiches, salads, vegetarian and vegan selections. Our award-winning pies, cakes, cupcakes and cookies are made from scratch daily. At Monty’s Blue Plate Diner community is at the heart of everything we do. We believe we can do our part to… (cont'd)

MSCR-Madison School & Community Recreation

MSCR-Madison School & Community Recreation »

The mission of Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR) is: "to enhance the quality of life for individuals in the Madison Metropolitan School District and for the community by providing recreation and enrichment opportunities year-round that are accessible to all." Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR) is the public recreation provider for the residents of… (cont'd)

Neighborhood House Community Center

Neighborhood House Community Center »

Neighborhood House Community Center is the oldest community center in Madison, WI, providing quality educational, recreational and social programming and services since 1916. Neighborhood House supports thousands of Madison residents each year through our youth and senior programs, emergency food pantry, facility usage, and information and referral. Our mission is to provide high quality programming… (cont'd)

Nonprofit Tech

Nonprofit Tech »

Nonprofit Tech is a nonprofit technology consultancy working to change how nonprofits work with, learn about, and use technology. We work with nonprofits, public organizations (i.e. government and educational institutions) and social enterprises to strengthen their organizational capacity via technology. We also advocate, encourage, and work to build communities around nonprofits, technology and entrepreneurship.


Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Olbrich Botanical Gardens »

Olbrich Botanical Gardens enriches life by nourishing and sharing the beauty of gardens, the joy of gardening, the knowledge of plants, and the diversity of our world. (cont'd)


Porchlight »

Porchlight strives to decrease the Dane County homeless population by providing shelter, housing, supportive services, and a sense of community in ways that empower residents and program participants to positively shape their lives. (cont'd)

Project Girl

Project Girl »

PROJECT GIRL is a ground-breaking girl-led, arts-based initiative created to enable girls to become better informed critical consumers of mass media advertising and entertainment. In other words, to become more media literate. (cont'd)

Rainbird Foundation

Rainbird Foundation »

The Rainbird Foundation is a conversation, a partner-builder and a fundraiser committed to the end of child abuse. (cont'd)


Sector67 »

Sector67 is a non-profit collaborative space in Madison, WI dedicated to providing an environment to learn, teach, work-on, build, and create next generation technology; including software, hardware, electronics, art, sewing, pottery, glass, metalwork, iPhone/Android applications, games, etc. (cont'd)

Summit Credit Union

Summit Credit Union »

When you belong to Summit, you’re part of something bigger. Your membership helps your friends and neighbors buy homes, start businesses, and pay for college. In turn, members help you achieve your dreams. Our nonprofit members choose us because we have the products and services, financial know-how, practical experience and shared values that will give… (cont'd)

Surge Delivery Cafe

Surge Delivery Cafe »

At Surge, we believe that no one should have to choose between quality and speed. We always use the freshest ingredients to craft our products with the frenzied passion you deserve! We’ll even come straight to your door when you can’t get away from your busy schedule (or video game campaign). All of our menu… (cont'd)

Sustainable Atwood

Sustainable Atwood »

Sustainable Atwood is a plan to measure, evaluate, expand and create sustainable practices, designs and systems in our neighborhood of 6,000 residents. We are a neighborhood working together to achieve: Social Sustainability, Economic Sustainability, Ecological Sustainability, Community Sustainability. Indicators guide our collective decision making in our pursuit toward sustainability. Indicators play several roles in promoting,… (cont'd)

The Raging Grannies

The Raging Grannies »

The Raging Grannies of Madison began as a project of the Madison chapter of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), first singing to the crowds of Madison WI anti-war protesters in the fall of 2003. The Raging Grannies (or just "Raging Grannies") are activist organizations that started in Victoria, British Columbia, over… (cont'd)

Timpano Consulting

Timpano Consulting »

Timpano Consulting works within a proven framework to capture the heart of an organization’s mission and then translate it into systems, strategies, and messages that deliver a clear basis for decision-making and a platform for consistent communication. The firm engages client stakeholders and improves effectiveness through strategic thinking, practical planning, creative problem solving, and comprehensive… (cont'd)

Willy St Park

Willy St Park »

Willy Street Park Society Inc. is a non-profit community corporation, registered in Wisconsin, whose sole function is to own and maintain the park at Williamson and Brearly Streets in Madison. It is operated entirely by volunteers. (cont'd)

Wisconsin Wetlands

Wisconsin Wetlands »

Wisconsin Wetlands Association is dedicated to the protection, restoration and enjoyment of wetlands and associated ecosystems through science-based programs, education and advocacy. Wisconsin Wetlands Association was established in 1969 to protect the state's wetland resources through education, training, advocacy, and research on key issues that affect wetlands. WWA is the only statewide organization focused exclusively… (cont'd)

Young Shakespeare Players

Young Shakespeare Players »

The Young Shakespeare Players (YSP), a non-profit theater program founded in 1980, invites youth, ages 7-18, to perform full-length, original works of Shakespeare, G.B Shaw, and Charles Dickens. There are no auditions or rejections. Any young person who registers will receive one or more substantial speaking roles. Designed to show participants, their families, and the… (cont'd)

Youth Services of Southern Wisconsin

Youth Services of Southern Wisconsin »

Youth Services of Southern Wisconsin provides innovative services dedicated to strengthening and improving the lives of youth, their families and our community. (cont'd)

YWCA Madison

YWCA Madison »

The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. (cont'd)

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