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Donor Resources: Helping You Invest in Our Future Students

Donor Resources

Let us help you invest in our students and schools long-term. 

We provide financial management services for donors, schools, PTOs and booster clubs raising funds or designating money for Madison’s public schools.

Multiple Ways to Make Your Gift  

Donate Online

Making a monetary donation is a great way to give students the tools they need for success. 

Donate Online

Mail a Check

To give by check, please mail us at: 

Madison Public Schools Foundation 
2005 W. Beltline Highway, Suite 203 
Madison, WI 53713 

Download The Form

Donor Advised Funds

Recommend a grant to the Foundation through a donor advised fund, using the following: 

Legal name: Madison Public Schools Foundation, Inc. 

Tax ID: 39-2043104 

IRA Charitable Rollover

Make a gift directly from your IRA to MPSF. If you are 70.5 years or older, you’re eligible to make charitable gifts of up to $100,000 per year directly from your IRA. 


Designate MPSF as your preferred nonprofit organization on AmazonSmile and give back while you shop. 

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Planned Giving

Your estate plan gift can include life insurance and retirement plan beneficiary designations. Please contact us directly to learn more. 

Get In Touch

“The Helen Boley Estate gift allowed us to be creative and engage our community in planning for Leopold in ways that build community and develop trust among many stakeholders. Without this gift, we would not be able to engage in innovative thinking that is based on our equity vision and beliefs”

Peg Keeler, Retired Principal, Leopold Elementary

Types of Funds

Find a Fund That Fits

ABC Funds. An easy way for schools to fundraise.

Our ABC Funds make it easy for schools, PTOs and booster clubs to raise money for a special program or project that benefits students. We serve as the fund manager, acknowledging donors, ensuring proper accounting for gifts, and assisting with fund promotion.  

Establish an endowment for education.

Endowments established with us ensure the next generation of students has access to high-quality educational experiences. Creating a designated endowment is a great way to recognize a valued individual or create your own legacy. 

Got questions? We’ve got answers.

What’s your contact info and tax ID?

Our Contact Information:
Madison Public Schools Foundation
2005 West Beltline Highway, Suite 203
Madison WI 53713
[email protected]

The Foundation’s Tax ID is: 39-2043104. Our legal name is Madison Public Schools Foundation, Inc.
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Financial information is available upon request.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, as long as no goods or services were exchanged. You will receive a gift acknowledgement confirming the amount of your donation and any amount that cannot be claimed for tax purposes.

Will I receive a receipt for my gift?

We send an acknowledgement letter of all gifts received via mail, unless explicitly directed otherwise.

Gifts made online will receive an email confirmation after submitting your online donation. This email serves as your donation receipt. You can print or save the email as proof of receipt for tax purposes. 

How do I include the Madison Public Schools Foundation in my will?

Arranging a planned gift helps you to leave a legacy and support future generations of public school students in Madison. Planned gifts also provide an opportunity to fulfill your financial and estate planning goals. There are many ways to include the Foundation in your will, such as gifts tied to your estate, life income gifts, a charitable lead trust, and naming the Foundation as a beneficiary of your retirement or insurance plan. Choosing the right planned gift depends on your personal circumstances and financial goals. To learn more about including the Madison Public Schools Foundation in your estate plan, please contact Melinda Heinritz, President, at [email protected] or 608-210-6902.

How does AmazonSmile work?

Every time you shop with Amazon your purchase could be supporting Madison’s public schools! AmazonSmile is a program developed by Amazon to automatically donate a portion of your purchase to a charity of your choice, with no additional cost to you. Visit smile.amazon.com and select Madison Public Schools Foundation as the charitable organization you wish to receive donations from your purchases. You’ll find the exact same goods and prices—but a portion of the money you spend will be donated to support our work.

Does the Madison Public Schools Foundation have an annual audit?

Yes, the Foundation has an independent audit each year. To request a copy of our annual financial statement, email [email protected].

How do I update my donor information?

If you’ve moved or had a change in phone number or email, please share your updates with us. Email [email protected] or call 608-210-6900

Can I make a donation in honor of someone?

You can celebrate a loved one, mark a special occasion, or simply remind someone they are on your mind with a special gift to the Foundation. You can also choose to make tribute gifts by collecting donations for a celebration, like a wedding, or in remembrance of a special person.

On the donor form, please check the box, “this donation is in honor or memory of someone” beneath your name and address. You will be prompted to fill in the name of the person you are honoring. You can also add contact information and a personal note so that the Foundation can notify this person of your special gift. The donation amount will not be specified in the note to your honoree, unless you instruct us otherwise.

Do you have a question about a tribute gift you’ve made?  Email [email protected] or call 608-210-6900.

How can I make a gift anonymously?

On the donor form, please check the box, “I prefer to remain anonymous.” This ensures that your name will not appear on our website or printed materials. The Foundation will keep a record of your name and information associated with your gift in a secure database for payment processing purposes. We will not share this information and will only use it for the purposes of communicating with you directly.

Do you accept furniture, equipment, and computers?

On rare occasions we are able to serve as a broker between a donor and schools. Please contact Mary Bartzen, Community Partnerships Director at [email protected] with donation information. If we are able to find a match, we will then discuss terms of delivery.

The best way to directly support student and teacher needs is to make a gift to the Teacher Support Network, an online store where schools can purchase high-need items.

If your question is not answered here, please contact Terri Kysely, Operations Manager at [email protected]rg or 608-210-6903 for additional support.

Need more info?

Speak with one of our staff to learn more about potential fundraising and donor opportunities. 

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