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Support Madison’s Public Schools by giving directly to the Foundation today. Give to support our philanthropic operations, or review our array of funds to guide your giving.

Give To Your Passion

With over 160 fund options, the Foundation offers something for everyone dedicated to supporting Madison’s public schools. Whether your passion lies in a particular school or grade level, the arts or math, innovative programs or technology, you’ll find it here.

Give Later

Support Madison public school students for generations to come by joining our Legacy Giving Circle or by including the Foundation in your will.

Foundation supporter Kathie Nichols understands the value of investment in generations of Madison Public School students. Donors like Kathie help Schools Make Madison a vibrant community today and tomorrow.


“A planned gift is a way to make a significant gift and ensure the future.”


Other Ways to Give

Donate Stock

If you are fortunate enough to own stock that has gone up in value since you purchased it, you may consider giving some or all of it to a charity close to your heart. This will not only help a good cause, but enable you to reap substantial tax savings.

Please notify the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools of your stock gift and the timing of the transfer. 

To get started, we request all financial institutions that are initiating DTC transfer of securities to the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools at First Business Investment Services to use the following instructions:

Firm: LPL Financial
Account Registration: Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools, Inc.
DTC Number: 0075
Account Number: 1052-4031

Address for First Business Investment Services:
            401 Chamany Drive
            Madison, WI 53719
Phone: (608) 238-2608

Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools Tax ID: 39-2043104

Contact for securities transfers:

Donna L. Faulkner
            Operations & Finance Director
            (608) 232-7820
            Email Donna here

Retirement Plan Beneficiary Designation

Contact us to review your retirement plan designations and include the Foundation today.

Life Insurance

How to support the Foundation through your life insurance policy:

  • If policy premiums are complete, the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools can be named as beneficiary.
  • If premium payments are needed, irrevocably assign the insurance policy to the Foundation as the beneficiary. Then you can make annual tax-deductible contributions to cover the premium.

When making a beneficiary designation, use the following – Legal Name: Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools, Inc. Tax ID: 39-2043104.

Amazon Smile

Designate the Foundation as your preferred nonprofit on AmazonSmile and give back while you shop.

IRA Charitable Rollover

 Make a gift directly from your IRA to support the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools (FMPS)!

If you are 70½ or older, you are eligible to make charitable gifts of up to $100,000 per year directly from your IRA. These gifts satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year and reduce your taxable income, all while allowing you to give pretax dollars to charity.

How to make an IRA rollover gift
Follow these simple steps:

1. Contact your IRA plan administrator to make a gift from your IRA to FMPS
2.  Provide FMPS’s name, address and Federal Tax ID#:
Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools, Inc.
101 Nob Hill Road, Suite 300
Madison, Wisconsin 53713
Federal  Tax  ID#:         39-2043104

3.  Your IRA funds will be transferred directly to FMPS
4.  Contact FMPS to identify the fund/s you’d like to support or with questions:
Donna Faulkner
Operations & Finance Director
(608) 237-7720
[email protected]

Benefits of an IRA Charitable Rollover

  • Satisfy your required minimum distribution
  • Reduce your taxable income / avoid taxes on transfers up to $100,000/year
  • Avoid the 50% deduction limit on charitable gifts
  • Demonstrate your belief that Schools Make Madison by supporting the Foundation generally or a specific school, fund, project, or program!
Include the Foundation in Your Estate Plan

Contact us to include the Foundation in your estate planning.

In-Kind Donation

Making a non-monetary donation to the Foundation is a great way to give students the tools they need for success. Include a Gift-in-kind form with your donation.

The Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools is a tax-exempt,
501(c)(3) organization. EIN- 39-2043104

Already planned a gift to the Foundation? Join the Madison Public Schools Legacy Circle!

Invest in FMPS

The Foundation helps Madison public schools focus on the task of educating our next generation of students, leaders and citizens by providing the support they need in fundraising and marketing. By investing in the Foundation, you allow us to focus on the work of promoting the schools and developing the resources to create and expand innovative programs the district needs.