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United Way of Dane County Coronavirus Response

Child Care Scholarship Fund

Virtual instruction for Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) this fall means many families have to make alternate arrangements for the care of their elementary-aged students, balancing work and child care. This need, and the costs associated with it, most acutely affects low-income students and those whose parents may be working to balance online learning and child care with work.

Though the City of Madison and MMSD have both committed significant funds to help families with these costs, those commitments will not be enough to cover the anticipated expenses of low-income families in Madison. To answer this need, MMSD, The City of Madison and United Way of Dane County have established the Child Care Scholarship Fund at United Way of Dane County. 

This fund will directly support nonprofit organizations, neighborhood centers or child care centers providing child care for low-income elementary school-aged children and virtual learning support to MMSD students. Our collective goal is to raise $400,000 to allow 150 children to attend full-time programming for free.

How You Can Help

Learn more about how you can support our Dane County community through United Way.

Consider making a gift to our community campaign. Your additional gift will be strategically invested into effective, research-based programs to promote equity and advance education, income and health — the building blocks of well-being.

Volunteer! Partner with United Way and local nonprofits to provide essential services and supplies to our neighbors who have been affected the most by the Coronavirus pandemic.

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We are grateful to community members for generously responding to our call for support during this challenging time!

$25,000-$49,999 Donations

Alliant Energy
Dave & Terri Beck-Engel
First Business Bank
Frautschi Family Foundation
GE Healthcare
Illumina, Inc.
The Lidgard Family Charitable Fund
Meicher Family Charitable Foundation
Old National Bank
Tim and Lori Stadelman