Frequently Asked Questions

With your support, we carry out our mission of enriching the quality of education in Madison public schools.


How many students are served by your programs? 

Each year, your gifts help the Madison Education Foundation provide programs that serve over 6,000 students and 250 teachers in the Madison Elementary School District.

What is your tax exempt status?

The Madison District Educational Foundation is registered with the IRS as a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our federal tax ID number is 74-2369532. You may download a copy of our IRS determination letter here. Donations to MEF are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

Is the Madison Education Foundation run by volunteers? 

The Madison Education Foundation could not carry out its mission without the support of hundreds of volunteers each year. We also have one part-time staff member, who helps with fundraising and operations.

How can I get involved? 

We are glad you asked! We are always in need of new volunteers and contributors. The Madison Education Foundation was started by a small group of dedicated volunteers, and volunteers remain at the heart of our operation. We depend on committed volunteers to help carry out our mission of enriching the quality of education in Madison public schools. You can find volunteers teaching Art Masterpiece lessons in the classroom, helping at fundraising events, supporting our staff and representing the Madison Education Foundation in the community. Please send a note letting us know in what area you would like to volunteer.

There are many ways in which you can support our work in the Madison community. Consider making a small gift on a monthly basis, which you can do securely online using the form on our How to Give page. Attend and bring your friends to our festive special events. Make a significant impact through our Major Donor initiatives. For more information about our range of giving opportunities, please contact us at (602) 664-7964 or send us an email.