Your generosity shines a light on opportunities for children to thrive beyond the school day. Access to opportunities means programs where children feel safe to explore their interests, engage with peers, and practice independence with the help and guidance of caring adult mentors.

Your support grows the imaginations, social skills, and curiosity of children through hands on learning and enrichment activities. Throughout our neighborhoods, on our playgrounds and in our schools, together we reach for a brighter future for all children. 

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Make a gift by mail  |  Wisconsin Youth Company, Attn: Development Director, Emily Wills
733 Struck St. #45620, Madison, WI 53744

Your gift matters. Wisconsin Youth Company relies on the generous support of the individuals in our community to ensure that every child who needs it has access to financial assistance to attend high-quality after school and summer camp programming.

Make a donation securely online by credit card or electronic fund transfer through your checking of savings account by clicking the button below.

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Mail Your Donation by Check

Please make your check out to Wisconsin Youth Company and mail it to:
Wisconsin Youth Company Attn: Emily Wills, 733 Struck St. #45620, Madison, WI 53744

Employee Giving Programs

Many employers will match donations made to Wisconsin Youth Company! Asking to see if your workplace offers an employee match is an easy way to double, or even triple your contribution and your impact!

Donation of Appreciated Stocks and Securities

If you have owned a stock for more than a year and it has increased in value from the time of purchase, making a donation of stock is a great way to support essential out-of-school time programs.

Please contact your broker or financial advisor in order to process the transfer of a gift of stock.

Wisconsin Youth Company’s policy is to sell donated stocks immediately. Once the change of transfer has been completed, we will send you a donation letter noting the stock’s current fair market value as your deductible amount for tax purposes. Wisconsin Youth Company is a 501(c)(3) and all donation made are deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Thank you for your support!

A donor advised fund, which is like a charitable savings account, gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to Wisconsin Youth Company and other qualified charities. You can recommend a grant or recurring grants to make an immediate impact or for future charitable gifts.

Already have a DAF? Contact your fund administrator for a beneficiary form in order to make a gift. If you plan to give to Wisconsin Youth Company, please use the legal name, mailing address, and Federal tax ID number below.  

Legal name: Wisconsin Youth Company, Inc. 
Address: 733 Struck St. #45620, Madison, WI 53704 
Federal tax ID number: 23-7401836 

If you have any questions, or are interested in discussing how you would like your gift to be used, please contact our Development Director, Emily Wills, at 608-235-1764 or by emailing ewills@wisconsinyouthcompany.org.

Help children thrive and get a tax deduction with your cryptocurrency portfolio.

Wisconsin Youth Company offers supporters with cryptocurrency portfolios the ability to support the organization in a tax-efficient way. The IRS classifies cryptocurrency donations as property, meaning they are not subject to capital gains tax and are fully tax deductible. 

Wisconsin Youth Company has partnered with FreeWill in order to process all cryptocurrency donations safely and securely.  

To donate, use the link below:

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Wisconsin Youth Company’s policy is to sell donated cryptocurrency immediately. Once the transfer has been completed, we will send you a donation letter noting the cash value of your donation as your deductible amount for tax purposes. Wisconsin Youth Company is a 501(c)(3) and all donations made are deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Our Amazing Sponsors & Supporters

Local businesses play an important role in supporting the programs and families of Wisconsin Youth Company, Elver Park and Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Centers. Through monetary contributions, volunteer work, or in-kind donations or services, these business in our community help build high-quality programs to ensure our community’s youth thrive.

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Our thanks also go to the following businesses & organizations for their partnership & support:

Alphagraphics  |  Third Coast Advisors  |  Krupp General Contractors Pure Wellness

NARI, Madison  |  Summit Credit Union Princeton Club (West) Madison Police Department (West)

Poulsen Enterprises, Inc. Findorff  |  Wegner CPAs  |  MG&E SwimWest  |   Elephas Bio

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church |  Costco  |  Willy Street Co-Op 

Giving back supports a thriving community! Below are some of the ways to support us.

Each year, Elver Park and Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Centers host drives to benefit children and families living in our community. To learn more and get involved, please reach out to Development Coordinator, Regan Kregness,  rkregness@wisconsinyouthcompany.org.

Back2School Supply Drive

As a donation station host, your business is signing on to collect donated school supplies and spread the word to customers and staff. We provide:

  • a donation collection bin
  • signage
  • a poster to hang in your window
  • WYC staff support to coordinate pick-up and drop-off of supplies

All donated school supplies are distributed during Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center’s Annual Back2School Block Party. 

Holiday Toy Drive

As a donation station host, your business is signing on to collect new and unwrapped donated toys, games, and holiday gift items.
We provide:

  • a donation collection bin
  • signage
  • a poster to hang in your window
  • WYC staff support to coordinate pick-up and drop-off of supplies

All donated gift items are distributed through Elver Park and Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Centers Holiday Gift Baskets. Additional gifts are provided to patrons of Elver Park Neighborhood Center Food Pantry. 

Sponsors play an important role in supporting the programs and families of Wisconsin Youth Company, Elver Park and Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Centers. Event sponsorship provides essential financial support while showcasing your business and improving the community where customers and staff live, work, and play. 

Event sponsorship opportunities include:

Back2School Supply Drive 

  • Our Back2School Supply Drive supports Madison families through the purchase of necessary supplies for the upcoming school year. Depending on the sponsorship level, sponsors help fill the gap to purchase necessary school supplies, or to buy quality backpacks for the supplies to be distributed in. 

Thrive in Stride Fun Run/Walk

  • This annual event is a fun, family-friendly time! Located at Orchid Heights Park in Middleton, Thrive in Stride features a fun-run/walk through Pheasant Branch Conservancy with engaging activities along the trail, and a celebration at the finish line. Sponsors make this event possible through helping us put on an event that brings families together, providing trail snacks and water, and more! Sponsor logos are featured in marketing communications and on event signage. 

If you are interested in learning more about event sponsorship levels and benefits, please reach out to Development Director, Emily Wills at ewills@wisconsinyouthcompany.org or call 608-235-1764.

Volunteering provides a unique opportunity to engage staff through positive action. Opportunities to volunteer with Wisconsin Youth Company range depending on the time of year and number of people.

  • Annual Back2School Block Party  |  Backpack Stuffing
  • Annual Holiday Toy Drive  |  Gift Wrapping
  • Elver Park Neighborhood Center Food Pantry  |  Weekly commitment

To learn more about upcoming volunteer opportunities, please reach out to Development Coordinator, Regan Kregness at  rkregness@wisconsinyouthcompany.org.

Elver Park Neighborhood Center supports our community through elementary and teen programming, a shared computer lab, gathering space, and its food pantry. We appreciate your support of our neighborhood center to continue to provide essential services and programming. Please check our list of essentials to see what food, household, and other essential items are most needed to sustain these efforts. 

Top 10 Most Needed Items 

  1. Boxed dinners 
  2. Canned chicken and tuna
  3. Spaghetti sauce and noodles 
  4. Gallons of juice or juice boxes 
  5. Children’s snacks 
  6. Bags/boxes of rice 
  7. Laundry detergent 
  8. Diapers and wipes, scent free 
  9. Menstruation products 
  10. Toilet paper 

Other key essentials include: 

  • Shopping bags (plastic, paper, and reusable) 
  • Cleaning supplies (sponges, dish soap, paper towels) 

To schedule a time to drop-off your donation, please contact Community Engagement Coordinator, Takela Harper at tharper@wisconsinyouthcompany.org or by calling (608) 492-4312.

Interested in financially supporting the food pantry?  

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Please ensure all items are: 

  • New, unused items in their original packaging 
  • Non-perishable or shelf-stable foods that are not past their expiration date 
  • New, unused, and unopened household essentials
  • Unopened and unused pet supplies or pet food 

Donation guidelines: 

All items must be new/unused, and in their original packaging if applicable. If you are dropping off a donation, please visit us during normal center hours (M-F from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.). Please come to the front of the building; do not leave donations at the back door. 

At this time we cannot accept: 

  • Expired foods past their sell by or best by dates 
  • Used or already opened items 
  • Fresh produce or perishable goods 
  • Second hand toys, gadgets, or stuffed animals 
  • Electronics or technology 

Is an in-kind gift tax-deductible? 
Yes! Your in-kind gifts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. However, only you and/or your tax adviser can assign a value to your in-kind gift. Wisconsin Youth Company is happy to provide an in-kind donation receipt for your items. Please contact Development Director, Emily Wills at ewills@wisconsinyouthcompany.org with a description of the item(s) and the date of your donation if you are interested in receiving a donation receipt for your records.  

Questions about valuing your donation? See IRS Publication 526, or speak with a tax adviser.