Community Shares is a collaboration between Community Shares of Wisconsin and Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee representing 80 grassroots organizations in Dane County, Milwaukee County and throughout Wisconsin. Community Shares connects donors with local grassroots organizations that effect change in their communities. Member charities focus on building social and economic equity and a healthy environment.
Employees can contribute to the member organizations listed in this section or directly to Community Shares. Designations to specific organizations go directly to those charities. Gifts directed to Community Shares provide support to all of their member organizations that participate in this campaign including training, technical assistance, and networking opportunities.
www.community-shares.org

*(CSW indicates a member of Community Shares of Wisconsin, CSGM indicates a member of Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee)

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1000 Friends of Wisconsin (CSW)
ABC for Health (CSW)
ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation (CSW), (CSGM)
Bayview Foundation (CSW)
The Benedict Center (CSGM)
Center for Media and Democracy, Inc. (CSW)
Center for Resilient Cities (CSW), (CSGM)
Chrysalis (CSW)
Citizen Action of Wisconsin Education Fund (CSGM)
Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger (CSW)
Citizens Utility Board (CSW)
Clean Wisconsin (CSW)
Common Wealth Development (CSW)
Community GroundWorks, Inc. (CSW)
Dane County Time Bank (CSW)
Disability Rights Wisconsin (CSW)
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin (CSW), (CSGM)
Fair Housing Center of Greater Madison (CSW)
FairShare CSA Coalition (CSW)
Fair Wisconsin Education Fund (CSW), (CSGM)
Freedom Inc. (CSW)
Friends of Wisconsin State Parks (CSW), (CSGM)
Gathering Waters Conservancy (CSW)
Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) for Safe Schools (CSW)
Habitat For Humanity of Wisconsin (CSGM)
Hope House of Milwaukee (CSGM)
Housing Initiatives (CSW)
Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County (CSGM)
Journey House (CSGM)
Kids Forward (CSW)
Kids Matter (CSGM)
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Network (CSW)
Legal Action of Wisconsin (CSW)
Madison Audubon Society, Inc. (CSW)
Midwest Environmental Advocates (CSW)
Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative (CSGM)
Milwaukee Riverkeeper (CSGM)
MOSES - Wisdom of Madison (CSW)
NAACP Dane County (CSW)
Nuestro Mundo, Inc. (CSW)
OutReach (CSW)
Perfect Harmony Mens Chorus (CSW)
The Progressive (CSW)
Project Home (CSW)
Project RETURN (CSGM)
Rape Crisis Center (CSW)
REAP Food Group (CSW)
Rethinking Schools (CSGM)
River Alliance of Wisconsin (CSW)
Sierra Club Foundation, John Muir Chapter (CSW), (CSGM)
Sustain Dane (CSW)
Tenant Resource Center (CSW)
UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence (CSW)
Voces de la Frontera (CSW), (CSGM)
Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health (CSW)
Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CSW)
Wisconsin Conservation Voices (CSW)
Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired (CSW)
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign (CSW)
Wisconsin Early Childhood Association (CSW)
Wisconsin Family Ties (CSW)
Wisconsin Humane Society (CSGM)
Wisconsin Literacy (CSW)
Wisconsin Wetlands Association (CSW)
Wisconsin Women’s Network (CSW)
Women In Transition, Inc. (CSW)
Worker Justice Wisconsin (CSW)
Working Capital for Community Needs, Inc. (CSW)
WORT- 89.9 FM Community Radio (CSW)

 

 

1000 Friends of Wisconsin
(608) 259-1000
A leading proponent of land use policies and activities that advance healthy communities, positive economic outcomes, and environmental benefits in Wisconsin.
www.1kfriends.org

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ABC for Health
(608) 261-6939
An innovative public interest law firm that facilitates access to health care coverage and services for low-income clients through legal advocacy and benefits counseling.
www.abcforhealth.org

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ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation
(608) 469-5540 & (414) 272-4032
Works to protect and promote civil liberties and civil rights of all Wisconsin residents through litigation, advocacy, public education, research, and organizing.
www.aclu-wi.org

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Bayview Foundation
(608) 256-7808
Supports low-income families in realizing their aspirations by providing affordable housing fostering cultural pride, and building community through the arts, education, and recreation.
www.bayviewfoundation.org

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The Benedict Center
(414) 347-1774
Working with victims, offenders and the community to achieve a criminal justice system that is fair and treats everyone with dignity and respect.
www.benedictcenter.org

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Center for Media and Democracy, Inc.
(608) 260-9713
National watchdog group that investigates and exposes corruption and corporate distortion of public policy, and aids activists defending our environment, schools, and economy.
www.prwatch.org

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Center for Resilient Cities
(414) 289-7799
Uniting neighborhood "systems" that define how we build community, feed ourselves, educate children, produce energy, manage resources, create jobs, design buildings, and reclaim our neighborhood spaces.
www.resilientcities.org

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Chrysalis
(608) 256-3102
Promotes mental health recovery in our community by supporting work opportunities that encourage hope, healing and wellness.
www.workwithchrysalis.org

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Citizen Action of Wisconsin Education Fund
(608) 256-1250 & (414) 476-4501
A statewide organization headquartered in the Walker’s Point neighborhood, dedicated to expanding economic opportunity, guaranteeing affordable health care, and protecting the right to vote.
www.citizenactionwi.org

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Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger
(608) 643-3124
Working for a healthy and sustainable future for the environment and ecology of the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant lands.
www.cswab.com

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Citizens Utility Board
(608) 251-3322
The only organization in Wisconsin devoted solely to protecting the rights of residential utility customers, fighting utility rate increases and electric deregulation plans that hurt consumers.
www.wiscub.org

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Clean Wisconsin
(608) 251-7020
Wisconsins leading voice for the environment, protecting and preserving the states clean water, air, and natural heritage.
www.cleanwisconsin.org

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Common Wealth Development
(608) 256-3527
Supports healthy housing, equitable economic development, and sustainable land use in Madison area neighborhoods through a people-first approach centered on racial equity and community-level health.
www.cwd.org

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Community GroundWorks, Inc.
(608) 240-0409
Connects people to nature and local food. Through hands-on education, children and adults learn gardening, urban farming, healthy eating, and natural areas restoration.
www.troygardens.org

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Dane County Time Bank
(608) 663-0400
Creates a network in which members earn credits by helping others, then spend those credits on help they need themselves. Empowers people of all abilities and incomes.
www.danecountytimebank.org

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Disability Rights Wisconsin
(608) 267-0214
Through advocacy, investigation, and education, DRW challenges systems and society to ensure that all people with disabilities enjoy full rights and enhanced quality of life.
www.disabilityrightswi.org

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End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin
(608) 255-0539
As the leading voice for victims of domestic abuse in Wisconsin, we raise awareness and provide safety and support to prevent and end domestic abuse.
www.endabusewi.org/

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Fair Housing Center of Greater Madison
(608) 257-0853
Promotes equal housing opportunity by conducting intake and investigation of housing discrimination complaints, educating housing providers and consumers, and investigating institutional forms of discrimination.
www.fairhousingwisconsin.com

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FairShare CSA Coalition
(608) 266-0300

Working to strengthen the community supported agriculture (CSA) movement, support small-scale vegetable farmers, build local economies, ensure food access, and sustain a healthy environment.
www.csacoalition.org

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Fair Wisconsin Education Fund
(608) 441-0143
The statewide education, grassroots organizing, and civic engagement organization dedicated to advancing, achieving, and protecting the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Wisconsinites.
www.fairwisconsin.com

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Freedom Inc.
(608) 661-4089
Helps educate, mobilize, and organize women, youth, and victims of abuse to build leadership in low-income minority communities. Challenges the root causes of violence, racism, and poverty.
www.aboutfreedominc.com

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Friends of Wisconsin State Parks
(608) 266-7617
Enhances, preserves, restores, and promotes the Wisconsin State Park System by making parks more attractive, better understood, and more accessible.
www.fwsp.org

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Gathering Waters: Wisconsin's Alliance for Land Trusts
(608) 251-9131
Helps communities, land trusts, and landowners protect the places that make Wisconsin special.
www.gatheringwaters.org

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Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) for Safe Schools
(608) 661-4141
Provides leadership development opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth and offers resources and training to educators and families.
www.gsaforsafeschools.com

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Habitat For Humanity of Wisconsin
(414) 517-9251
A statewide organization providing technical assistance, fund development, advocacy and other services, supporting nearly 40 local Wisconsin Habitat for Humanity affiliates.
hfh-wi-sso.huterra.com/

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Hope House of Milwaukee
(414) 645-2122
A community agency serving families and individuals; provides homeless and lower-income residents with shelter and supportive services in order to promote independence.
www.hopehousemke.org

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Housing Initiatives
(608) 277-8330
Develops and provides permanent housing for people who are homeless and suffer from mental illnesses.
www.housinginit.org

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Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County
(262) 542-8851
Strengthening the community through humane education; sharing the values of compassion and kindness; providing shelter, rescue, adoption and spay/neuter services for animals in need.
www.hawspets.org

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Journey House
(414) 389-5080
Community-based resources that increase education, reduce unemployment and crime, strengthen families and revitalize neighborhoods.
www.journeyhouse.org

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Kids Forward
(608) 284-0580
Aspires to make Wisconsin a place where every child thrives by advocating for effective, long-lasting solutions that break barriers to success for children and families.
www.kidsforward.net

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Kids Matter
(414) 344-1220
Helping abused and neglected children heal and thrive through youth/community partnerships, community problem-solving and family support. A strong voice for children.
www.kidsmatterinc.org

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League of Women Voters of Wisconsin
(608) 256-0827
Encourage active and informed participation in government. We advocate on public policy issues that are important to peoples daily lives. Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.
www.lwvwi.org

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Legal Action of Wisconsin
(608) 256-3304
Assists low-income people including the elderly, families, children, and the disabled with legal matters affecting housing, benefits, health-care access, and ending family violence. Represents migrant and seasonal farm workers.
www.legalaction.org

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Madison Audubon Society, Inc.
(608) 255-2473
Bringing people and nature together through local habitat protection and innovative education.
www.madisonaudubon.org

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Midwest Environmental Advocates
(608) 251-5047
Provides legal support for citizens who exercise their rights to protect our natural resources through grassroots leadership development, local advocacy, and environmental justice litigation.
www.midwestadvocates.org

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Milwaukee Homeless Veternas Initative
(414) 257-4111
Helps homeless and at-risk veterans obtain benefits, healthcare, food, clothing, transportation, toiletries, furniture - necessities to begin new lives.
www.mkehomelessvets.org

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Milwaukee Riverkeeper
(414) 287-0207
Advocates for water quality and wildlife habitat protection and improvements in the Milwaukee River Basin, and promises stewardship through recreational and educational activities.
www.milwaukeeriverkeeper.org

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MOSES - Wisdom of Madison
(608) 509-7433
Works to transform public policies in Wisconsin which deny social justice to the poor, people of color, and the mentally ill, starting with mass incarceration.
www.mosesmadison.org

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NAACP Dane County
(608) 256-1942
Ensures a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.
www.naacpofdaneco.org

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Nuestro Mundo, Inc.
(608) 204-1079
Improves academic success in the Latino community by implementing dual-language immersion, advocating more family involvement, and encouraging community support.
www.nuestromundoinc.org

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OutReach
(608) 255-8582
Madison’s and south central Wisconsin’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community center, providing programs to promote equality and quality of life for LGBT people.
www.lgbtoutreach.org

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Perfect Harmony Mens Chorus
(608) 571-7462
Building a better world through song and sharing the joy, pain, and value of our lives as LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people.
www.progressive.org

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The Progressive
(608) 257-4626
Founded in 1909, this Madison-based magazine is a voice for peace, social and economic justice, civil rights and liberties, a preserved environment, and a reinvigorated democracy.
perfectharmonychorus.org

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Project Home
(608) 246-3737
Committed to building strong communities by offering weatherization, home repairs, and rental housing.   Offers homeowner information/classes.
www.projecthomewi.org

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Project RETURN
(414) 374-8029
Project RETURN strives to help men and women, who are ex-offenders, receive job assistance, and provides group assistance, education needs, community service opportunities and housing.
www.projectreturnmilwaukee.org

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Rape Crisis Center
(608) 251-5126, TDD (608) 251-7273
Empowers victims of sexual assault through free services including 24-hour crisis intervention, counseling, accompaniments, support groups, advocacy, and community education to help end sexual violence.
www.danecountyrcc.com

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REAP Food Group
(608) 310-7836
Building and sustaining a local food system that supports family farms, promotes sustainable agriculture, and provides access to fresh, healthy food for our community.
www.reapfoodgroup.org

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Rethinking Schools
(414) 964-9646
Advocates for quality education for all children. Publishes books and award-winning magazine. Provides a grassroots network and voice for parents, teachers, students, and community.
www.rethinkingschools.org

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River Alliance of Wisconsin
(608) 257-2424
Works to protect, enhance, and restore Wisconsin’s rivers and watersheds.
www.wisconsinrivers.org

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Sierra Club Foundation, John Muir Chapter
(608) 256-0565
Promotes climate soulutions, conservation and movement building through a powerful combination of strategic philanthropy and grassroots advocacy.
www.wisconsin.sierraclub.org

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Sustain Dane, Inc.
(608) 285-2454
We lead programs in businesses and communities to transform Dane County into a happy, healthier place for everyone. Together, we promote sustainability for people and the planet.
www.sustaindane.org

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p class="style1">Tenant Resource Center
(608) 257-0006
Helps tenants and landlords throughout Wisconsin resolve rental housing problems by providing information and referral, mediation, workshops, and comprehensive publications about rights and responsibilities.
www.tenantresourcecenter.org

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UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence
(608) 256-9195
Provides a bridge to a safe environment and breaks the cycle of domestic violence in Latino communities one family at a time.
www.unidosagainstdv.org

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Voces de la Frontera
(608) 960-6818
Latinx and immigrant led membership-based organization working for immigrant, worker, and student rights through leadership development, community organizing, and empowerment.
www.vdlf.org

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Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health
(608) 251-0139
Advancing women's health by educating, engaging, empowering, and mobilizing people to advocate for policies that are proven to be helpful to women's health.
www.supportwomenshealth.org

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Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault
(608) 257-1516
Addresses sexual assault and abuse by coordinating services statewide. Monitors legislation and provides technical assistance, training, and support to community-based service providers and other professionals.
www.wcasa.org

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Wisconsin Conservation Voices
(608) 661-0845
Protecting Wisconsin's water, air, land, and public health by educating and mobilizing citizens to become strong advocates for conservation.
www.conservationvoices.org

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Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired, Inc.
(608) 255-1166
Promotes the dignity and independence of people who are blind and visually impaired by providing rehabilitative services, advocating legislation, and educating the public.
www.wcblind.org

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Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
(608) 255-4260
A nonpartisan political watchdog group working for clean, open, and honest government and reforms that make people matter more than money in politics.
www.wisdc.org

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Wisconsin Early Childhood Association
(608) 240-9880
WECA advocates for greater public investments on the early care and education of Wisconsins young children and just compensation for those who care for them.
www.wisconsinearlychildhood.org

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Wisconsin Family Ties
(608) 267-6888
Statewide parent-run organization providing support, information, training and advocacy for families that include children and adolescents with mental, emotional or behavioral challenges.
www.wifamilyties.org

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Wisconsin Humane Society
(414) 264-6257
An animal welfare organization that provides an animal adoption program, humane education and advocacy, veterinary services for animals from low-income households, and wildlife rehabilitation.
www.wihumane.org

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Wisconsin Literacy
(608) 257-1655
Low literacy levels in health, workforce, and community limit life possibilities. With additional resources, partnerships, and our member agencies, we can improve literacy in Wisconsin.
www.wisconsinliteracy.org

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Wisconsin Wetlands Association
(608) 250-9971
Dedicated to the protection, restoration, and enjoyment of wetlands and associated ecosystems through science-based programs, education, and advocacy.
www.wisconsinwetlands.org

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Wisconsin Women’s Network
(608) 255-9809
The Wisconsin Women’s Network works to promote the advancement of women and girls in Wisconsin through communication, education, advocacy, and connections.
www.wiwomensnetwork.org

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Women in Transition, Inc.
(608) 244-2046
Provides residential services, case management, and social services to adult women with severe, persistent mental illness through a continuum of housing services and support for independent living.

www.facebook.com/womenintransitionmadison

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Worker Justice Wisconsin
(608) 255-0376
Mobilizes individuals, labor groups, and religious congregations to improve wages, benefits, and working conditions for low-wage workers.

www.workerjustice.org

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Working Capital for Community Needs, Inc.
(608) 257-7230
Provides small businesses and family farmers in Latin America with access to micro-loans to work their way out of poverty.
www.capitalforcommunities.org

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WORT- 89.9 FM Community Radio
(608) 256-2001
Community-oriented, noncommercial, listener-sponsored radio broadcasting to south central Wisconsin on 89.9 FM and on the web. Provides programming to a broad spectrum of the community.
www.wortfm.org

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