Community Partners

Madison is home to hundreds of non-profits and organizations dedicated to improving our community. These 7 area organizations have volunteered their time and talents to create unique seasonal displays with the support of Madison Community Foundation. Visit Downtown Madison to see them!


Madison BCycle changes the way you get around Madison. Use one of 350 bikes and 40 stations to explore our wonderful city.

Clean Lakes Alliance

Clean Lakes Alliance is dedicated to the improvement and protection of the lakes, streams and wetlands in the Yahara Watershed. Through community support, advocacy and education, they are working to restore and protect the lakes for future generations.

Grace Episcopal Church

The faith, worship and mission at Grace Church are shaped by this congregation’s long 150 year history on Wisconsin’s capitol square. All are welcome to grow with us in understanding, gratitude, peace, and service to the Madison community and beyond.

Madison Reading Project

Madison Reading Project is a literacy based nonprofit providing books and programs for vulnerable children in the greater Dane County area. They collect new and gently used books to give to vulnerable children and families along with partnering with many nonprofits and social workers.


Make-A-Wish Wisconsin serves the entire state of Wisconsin, granting the wishes of medically eligible children who are between the ages of 2-1/2 and 18. The Wisconsin Chapter has granted more than 4,600 wishes since 1984!


OutReach LGBT Community Center serves Madison and south central Wisconsin. The center offers many programs for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. These include resource identification and referral, publications, a cybercenter, lending library, speaker’s bureau, social and support groups, events, health programs, and fiscal sponsorship to six smaller nonprofit projects.

Theater Lila

Theatre LILA has been presenting professional theatre productions since it was founded in New York City in 2004. Since transplanting to Madison in 2013, they have gathered some of the best theatre artists in the state to collaborate and create new works. They are an organization dedicated to serving the entire community through programming choices and consistency in diversifying casting. They provide outreach workshops to combination of students and adults.

To See & Do

Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center

A public place by Frank Lloyd Wright, overlooking Lake Monona. Public tours available.

(608) 261-4000

Wisconsin State Capitol

A National Historic Landmark and the centerpiece of the Capitol Square. Free tours daily.

(608) 266-0382

Madison Children’s Museum

Discover a world of adventure through hands-on exhibits and daily programs.

(608) 256-6445

Wisconsin Science Museum

See, Explore, and Discover the Science of Wisconsin! – Admission is Free.

(608) 216-5496

Wisconsin Veterans Museum

Commemorating and affirming the role of Wisconsin Veterans in America’s military past and present.

(608) 267-1799

Wisconsin Historical Museum

Explore Wisconsin’s past and present through hands-on exhibits. On the Capitol Square.

(608) 264-6555

Madison Public Library – Central Library

The new Central Library offers expanded facilities plus art exhibits, events, films,and hands-on activities for all ages.

(608) 266-6300

Overture Center for the Arts

Madison’s center for the performing arts, home to ten resident organizations, Overture Hall, and the historic Capitol Theater.

(608) 258-4177 Tickets (608) 258-4141

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

Experience modern and contemporary art in a gorgeous setting with fantastic views.Visit current exhibitions to be engaged and inspired—admission is free.

(608) 257-0158

Downtown Visitor Center

Stop by for maps, directions, and shopping and dining suggestions from Downtown Ambassadors, in cooperation with Madison Parks. Located in Peace Park with a seating area, spray fountain, and chess tables.

Chazen Museum of Art

Home to the second-largest collection of art in Wisconsin, plus temporary exhibitions, educational programs and special events.

(608) 263-2246

Memorial Union

The social, cultural and recreation center of the University of Wisconsin. Located on Lake Mendota, Madison’s favorite landmark is home to the Memorial Union Terrace, Wisconsin Union Theater and Outdoor UW.

(608) 265-3000

Places To Stay

AC Hotel Madison Downtown • One North Webster St. 286-1337

Best Western Premier Park Hotel • 22 S. Carroll St. 285-8000

Graduate Madison • 601 Langdon St. 257-4391

Hilton Madison at Monona Terrace • 9 E. Wilson St. 255-5100

Lowell Center • 610 Langdon St. 256-2621

The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club • 1 W. Dayton St. 800-356-8293

Places to Connect

Grace Episcopal Church • 116 W. Washington Ave. 255-5147

Harvest Church of Madison • 214 N. Henry St. 448-6285

International Friendship Center & Calvary Lutheran Church • 701 State St. 255-7214

Pres House • 731 State St. 257-1030

Saint Paul’s Catholic Center • 723 State St. 258-3140