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)
Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin (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)
Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups (CSW)
Common Wealth Development (CSW)
Community GroundWorks, Inc. (CSW)
Cream City Foundation (CSGM)
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)
Gathering Waters Conservancy (CSW)
Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) for Safe Schools (CSW)
Grassroots Empowerment Project (CSW)
Habitat For Humanity of Wisconsin (CSGM)
Hope House of Milwaukee (CSGM)
Housing Initiatives (CSW)
Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County (CSGM)
Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice of South Central Wisconsin (CSW)
Journey House (CSGM)
Kids Matter (CSGM)
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Network (CSW)
Legal Action of Wisconsin (CSW)
Madison Area Community Land Trust Corporation (CSW)
Madison Audubon Society, Inc. (CSW)
Midwest Environmental Advocates (CSW)
Midwest Renewable Energy Association
Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Services (CSGM)
Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity (CSGM)
Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative (CSGM)
Milwaukee Riverkeeper (CSGM)
NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin Foundation (CSW)
New Harvest Foundation (CSW)
Nuestro Mundo, Inc. (CSW)
OutReach (CSW)
The Progressive (CSW)
Project RETURN (CSGM)
Project Home (CSW)
Rape Crisis Center (CSW)
Repairers of the Breach (CSGM)
Research, Education, Action & Policy on Food Group (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)
Urban Ecology Center (CSGM)
Voces de la Frontera (CSGM)
Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health (CSW)
Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CSW)
Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired (CSW)
Wisconsin Council on Children and Families (CSW)
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign (CSW)
Wisconsin Early Childhood Association (CSW)
Wisconsin Family Ties (CSW)
Wisconsin Farmers Union Foundation (CSW)
Wisconsin Humane Society (CSGM)
Wiscosnin League of Conservation Voters Institute (CSW)
Wisconsin Literacy (CSW)
Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice, Inc. (CSW)
Wisconsin Wetlands Association (CSW)
Wisconsin Women’s Network (CSW)
Women In Transition, Inc. (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
A public interest law firm working to improve health care access and coverage through advocacy, benefits counseling, and legal services for low-income families.
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
Sponsors the Annual Triangle Ethnic Fest. Houses 102 low- to moderate-income families and encourages their development through education and the arts. Serves the greater Madison area.
www.bayviewfoundation.org

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The Benedict Center
(414) 347-1774
Enhances public safety and wellbeing by advocating rational justice reform and providing restorative alternatives to imprisonment for women, outreach and interfaith jail ministry.
www.benedictcenter.org

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Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin
(608) 251-4456
Contributions help us to promote bicycling, to educate adults and children, and provide for safe bicycling, to pass legislation and improve the state’s bicycling infrastructure.
www.wisconsinbikefed.org

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Center for Media and Democracy, Inc.
(608) 260-9713
National watchdog group exposing corporate influence on democracy; aiding activists to protect our environment, schools, and economy; and breaking news stories, via PRWatch.org.
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
Creates and supports work opportunities for adults living with mental illness. Chrysalis believes that all people deserve an equal right to finding meaningful work.
www.workwithchrysalis.org

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Citizen Action of Wisconsin Education Fund
(608) 256-1250 & (414) 476-4501
Organizes people to make Wisconsin a bet ter place to live and work. We hold politicians and corporations accountable to you.
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
Protecting and preserving Wisconsin’s air and water, and creating a cleaner environment, by being the leading voice for environmental protection.
www.cleanwisconsin.org

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Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups
(608) 224-0606

Statewide grassroots advocacy organization with more than 600 groups representing 125,000 individuals working to ensure access to basic legal and social services for Wisconsin’s older citizens.
www.cwag.org

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Common Wealth Development
(608) 256-3527
Builds a more connected community through affordable housing, financial literacy and job training for youth, support for small businesses, and community organizing.
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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Cream City Foundation
(414) 225-0244
Envisions the full realization of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender human rights in Southeastern Wisconsin.
www.creamcityfoundation.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
Ensures equal housing opportunity and the exercise of fair housing rights by investigating alleged illegal discrimination, 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
Helps lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ) youth--and all students, educational staff, and families--create safe schools where LGBTQ youth and all students thrive.
www.gsaforsafeschools.com

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Grassroots Empowerment Project
(800) 770-0588
A statewide organization run by and for people with mental illness whose mission is to provide opportunities for those with mental illness to exercise power in their lives.
www.grassrootspower.org

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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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Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice of South Central 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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Journey House
(414) 389-5080
A nonprofit organization established in 1969; offers community-based resources that increase education, reduce unemployment and crime, strengthen families and revitalize neighborhoods.
www.journeyhouse.org

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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.journeyhouse.org

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League of Women Voters of Wisconsin
(608) 256-0827
Nonpartisan advocate for active, informed participation in government. We bring people of all political stripes together to tackle challenging policy issues.
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 Area Community Land Trust Corporation
(608) 280-0131
Has pioneered an innovative model of housing development that creates affordable and accessible housing while protecting the environment and fostering sustainable food systems.
www.affordablehome.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 high-quality legal services that support multicultural grassroots social movements, build local leadership, and implement innovative solutions to environmental problems.
www.midwestadvocates.org

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Midwest Renewable Energy Association
(414) 431-0758
Provides high-quality legal services that support multicultural grassroots social movements, build local leadership, and implement innovative solutions to environmental problems.
www.midwestrenew.org

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Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Services
(414) 643-5108
A nationally accredited literacy agency empowering adult learners to attain their educational and employment goals, thereby improving their lives and enriching our community.
www.milwaukeeachiever.org

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Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity
(414) 562-6100
Nonprofit homeownership ministry building simple, decent and af fordable homes in partnership with those in need.
www.milwaukeehabitat.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 protection of water quality and wildlife habitat in the Milwaukee River Basin and promotes public stewardship through recreational and educational activities.
www.milwaukeeriverkeeper.org

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NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin Foundation
(608) 287-0016
Supports and protects women’s fundamental right to make personal reproductive choices and access reproductive health care through advocacy education, training, organizing, legal action, and public policy.
www.prochoicewisconsin.org

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New Harvest Foundation
(608) 256-4204
The only south central Wisconsin foundation that exclusively supports organizations promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights, services, culture, and community development.
www.newharvestfoundation.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 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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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.
www.progressive.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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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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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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Repairers of the Breach
(414) 934-9305
Sponsors Greater Milwaukee’s only daytime homeless refuge and resource center. Of fers both lifesaving and mainstreaming programs and services to homeless adults.
www.repairers.org

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REAP Food Group
(608) 310-7836
Grows a healthful, just, and sustainable local food system by building the market for and increasing access to food from local, sustainable farms.
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
The nation’s oldest, largest grassroots conservation organization, dedicated to protecting America’s environment. Donations support education, research, publishing, and litigation efforts of the John Muir Chapter (Wisconsin).
www.wisconsin.sierraclub.org

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Sustain Dane, Inc.
(608) 819-0689
Collaborating across sectors to inspire champions for a just economy, a vibrant community, and a healthy environment in the Greater Madison region.
www.sustaindane.org

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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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Urban Ecology Center
(414) 964-8505
A community center that provides outdoor science programs for urban youth, protects and enhances public natural areas and promotes community through learning, recreation and stewardship.
www.urbanecologycenter.org

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Voces de la Frontera
(414) 643-1620
Organizes for low-income worker, immigrant, and student rights in Wisconsin. Empowers multigenerational membership to use their collective voice and take action to create transformative change.
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 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 Council on Children and Families
(608) 284-0580
More than 130 years of outspoken, data-driven advocacy for Wisconsin’s children and families, emphasizing health care, education, economic security, safety, and healthy development.
www.wccf.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
Offering the state's childcare professionals a continuum of support, advocating for greater public investment in early education, and promoting excellence in the child care profession.
www.wecanaeyc.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 Farmers Union Foundation
(715) 723-5561
Championing responsible conservation practices, local food systems, cooperative development, renewable energy and other initiatives that strengthen rural communities. Wisconsin Farmers Union was founded in 1930.
www.wisconsinfarmersunion.com

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

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Wisconsin Literacy
(608) 257-1655
Improving lives by providing leadership, support, and a statewide voice for adult and family literacy efforts.
www.wisconsinliteracy.org

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Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice, Inc.
(608) 250-9240
Facilitates activities, cooperation, and communication among 172 regional organizations and individuals working to create a sustainable world free of violence and injustice.
www.wnpj.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.wiscwetlands.org

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Wisconsin Women’s Network
(608) 255-9809
A coalition of organizations and individuals promoting 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.

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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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