Andy Davey

Madison Community Foundation

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Andy researches nonprofit sector trends, practices, and opportunities for Madison Community Foundation (MCF), and assists with the grantmaking program. His research supports MCF's grantmaking strategy, informs philanthropic donors, and helps build the capacity of local nonprofit organizations. He holds a PhD in geography and environmental history from UW-Madison. Andy grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, and enjoys the many charms of living in the Midwest. Prior to graduate school and work at MCF, he worked for several years for nonprofits in Seattle. Andy enjoys spending his free time biking around town and hanging out with his wife and young son.



The mission of Madison Community Foundation is to enhance the common good through philanthropy. Created in 1942 as Madison Community Trust, MCF helps people do their charitable giving their way, to causes they care about most. By starting a named endowment fund, or by giving to a Community Impact Fund, a fund that supports their favorite cause or nonprofit, or leaving a permanent legacy of support, donors become catalysts for good today and for generations to come. As the community’s foundation, MCF plays a vital role in local philanthropy. MCF is unique in its deep knowledge of the community and its philanthropic expertise. But what makes a community foundation strong is the community of donors who come together through it. Together with donors and the nonprofits they support, MCF strives to help the Madison area become a vibrant and generous place where all people thrive.

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