make a Difference

  • Get a peek behind the curtain.

    Volunteers at the Madison Ballet help bring each production to life plus get the ultimate behind-the-scenes look.

  • Donations welcome.

    Giving your time to those in need can ward off loneliness and depression.

  • Volunteer. Your heart will thank you.

    Evidence suggests people who give their time to others may be rewarded with lower blood pressure and a longer lifespan.

  • Eat, drink and earn money for charity.

    "Taste of Madison" volunteers get an hourly wage to benefit local charities.

  • Feed the hungry and you feed your soul.

    Second Harvest Foodbank gives you the opportunity to help distribute food to our neighbors in need.

  • Wild and Free.

    One of the few free accredited zoos in the nation thanks to the Vilas family.

  • Sifting and Winnowing.

    Bringing collaboration and unique perspectives to global health.

  • Overture to the Community.

    Largest single gift to the arts ever... anywhere.

  • Meeting of the Mindful.

    Global leader in mindfulness research.

  • Work ethic meets land ethic.

    Home to the world's conservation pioneers.

  • People. Planet. Profit.

    Nearly 80% of businesses donated time or money.

Wild and Free.
One of the few free accredited zoos in the nation thanks to the Vilas family.

Photo: Katie Wheeler

Sifting and Winnowing.
Bringing collaboration and unique perspectives to global health.

Photo: Jeff Miller - University of Wisconsin – Madison #13783

Overture to the Community.
Largest single gift to the arts ever... anywhere.

Photo: Eric Oxendorf

Meeting of the Mindful.
Global leader in mindfulness research.

Photo: Jeff Miller - University of Wisconsin – Madison #11847

Work Ethic Meets Land Ethic.
Home to the world's conservation pioneers.

Photo: Jeff Miller - University of Wisconsin – Madison #20501

People. Planet. Profit.
Nearly 80% of businesses donated time or money.

Photo: Jillana Peterson