Community Shares of Wisconsin Marks Its 50th Anniversary in 2021
This year Community Shares of Wisconsin marks its 50th anniversary as the first social justice fund in the nation. Community Shares of Wisconsin is based in Madison and supports 70 nonprofit member organizations that work for social and environmental justice.
Through fundraising and capacity building, Community Shares of Wisconsin takes a grassroots approach to building the social justice movement where charitable giving isn’t just for the wealthy. By connecting with as many individual donors as possible, philanthropy can be democratized and everyone’s contributions can add up to make a big difference. One example is this year’s record-breaking The Big Share ® fundraising campaign which raised $724,659 from 5000 donors.
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We fund nonprofits that acknowledge the systemic impact of racism and other forms of oppression that result in disparities in access to economic and social success. We prioritize acknowledging, identifying, and disrupting policies and practices that perpetuate poverty and inequality because we believe they are the root causes of injustice and must be addressed for real, lasting change.
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“Thanks CSW for everything you do and everything you touch. We must create change, build humaneness, honor diversity and recognize the intersectionality of all.”