Programmatic Support

Programmatic Support is a way to directly invest in the work and clients of YWCA Madison. This support can be one-time or multi-year and is important and can be transformational for our ability to provide services that affect women and people of color in our community.

We have three main program areas and we’d love to discuss which area or areas resonate with your philanthropic goals.

Housing and Shelter

YWCA Madison is the largest provider of affordable housing for women in Dane County. We have 9 housing programs that include:

  • Single Women’s Permanent Housing
  • Family Shelter
  • Domestic Violence Survivor Program
  • Single Moms Transitional Housing
  • 5 Scattered Site Housing in the community

Support for housing programs helps cover the cost such as case management, support services, space costs, transportation and food costs.

Employment & Transit

YWCA Madison has been providing employment training and retention programming for the past 18 years. Our goal is creating career paths for women and people of color to obtain and maintain family-sustaining wages.

  • YWeb Career Academy
  • Past trainee case management
  • Drivers License Recovery Program
  • JobRide; Sexual Assault Prevention Rides; Contract Rides

Funding Employment and Training helps providing training, transportation, case management and allows us to be responsive to changes in our community.

Race and Gender Equity

YWCA Madison is a bold leader in pursuing equity in our community. We do this through:

  • Conferences: The Racial Justice Summit and The Moxie Conference (Women’s Leadership)
  • Corporate Trainings
  • Restorative Justice
    • Community Diversion: Opportunity for young people who has received a municipal ticket to participate in a restorative process
    • School Restorative Justice: Work within schools to provide a restorative conflict resolution approach

Contact Maggie Porter Kratz to begin a conversation about what a strategic leveraging partnership could look like for your company.