Amplify Madison funds collaborative professional development projects to build skill, voice, and visibility for all people that identify as women, including youth, trans women, and in particular women of color working in the Madison region’s thriving local community organizations.
In 2021, Amplify Madison will continue to fund opportunities for teams of three women to access professional development opportunities online or in-person (When allowed) to then integrate their learning and wisdom from highly diverse frameworks and contexts to their work and the broader Madison community.
Each team can select a conference, training or workshop of their choice across the United States or abroad. Previously awarded Amplify Madison teams had transformative learning experiences in Guadalajara, Los Angeles, Rwanda, Chicago, and VIetnam.
Teams are comprised of three people from different Madison area community organizations. Collaboration is a central value for this opportunity and grant proposals that include individuals from different organizations will receive priority.
Following their completed professional development experiences, each team is expected to co-organize community engagement activities to share and put into practice their knowledge and skills as developed with the greater community of Madison.
Amplify Madison Academy
Amplify Madison Academy is the community of women awardees that created initiatives combining their dreamed professional development experiences with collaboration across organizations and fields, plus organized community offerings to share their experiences with the public. This program was possible thanks to the support of the Madison Community Foundation and the Schlecht Family Foundation.