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The PC Foundation is a Madison, Wisconsin, based 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization addressing social justice needs of individuals, families and communities through the following:
  • Provide fiscal sponsorship and other types of organizational support to individuals and groups.
  • Provide financial support (small grants) to individuals and groups.
The PC Foundation accepts donations using Paypal as well as by check.  Checks can be sent to us at PC Foundation, 2820 Marshall Court, #1, Madison, WI, 53705.  You may contribute to the PC Foundation to disburse your donation in small grants or direct support to one of our partner groups. We are grateful for the immense support for these projects and admire all the positive work that's being done locally, nationally and internationally to address the important social and environmental justice issues out there.        

Please contact us or explore this site to learn more about working together.    

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Upcoming event  co-sponsored by the Dane County Trans Health Coalition:

 

Save the date for TRANSforming Faith

A coalition of groups are working to put together a one-day conference in Madison for transgender youth, their parents and faith leaders from across the state. The event is being led by Joanne Lee, Skylar Lee’s mom who has become an activist following after Skylar’s suicide. The day will be dedicated to strengthening the understanding between transgender, their parents, and their faith leaders and is open to all. The event will consist of panel discussions, caucus break out groups for parents, youth and faith community, and workshops on topics important to transgender youth and the faith community.  

All LGBTQ youth and adults are encouraged to attend as well as any other community member interested in the topic. 

The conference will be held at First United Methodist Church at 203 Wisconsin Ave. in Madison from 9:00-4:30

We are looking for sponsors, here is the sponsorship letter.

Here is the Facebook event, please RSVP:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1609301079095164/?active_tab=about

If you have questions please contact: joanneulee@gmail.com

Please spread the word!

Joanne Lee and the TRANSforming Faith planning team


Co-Sponsors:  Joanne Lee, Dane County Trans Health Coalition, GSA Network, Outreach, NQAPIA, Operation Welcome Home, GSAFE, Freedom Inc.  We are looking for more volunteers and co-sponsors.  Please contact us if you would like to be included.

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Special fundraising project begins in November, 2016:

One of our groups, the Helambu Project, is launching a special project to raise money for the reconstruction of a traditional meditation-retreat centre that was destroyed in the earthquake April, 2015. 

Drupadrong is a traditional Tibetan Buddhist retreat centre located just above the village of Tarkhegyang in Helambu – a region just 80 km North East of Kathmandu. Yolmo, the local name of Helambu region, is believed to be a scared valley where Buddhist boddhisattvas such as Milarepa and Guru Rinpoche are believed to have visited, blessed, and practiced in. Today, Buddhist practitioners travel from different parts of the Himalayas to conduct meditation retreats for multiple years, continuing a tradition of introspection that is now several millennias old and originated with the historical Buddha. Retreatants live very simple lives in the mountain and live off less than 30 USD a month and keep to rigorous schedules – meditating around 12 hours a day, rising at 3am and finishing well into the night. This particular centre is of the Nyingma tradition of Buddhism, the most wide-spread form of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal, and is home to many accomplished practitioners – hence the name “Village of Accomplishment,” or Drupa Drong.

Your donations in support of restoring this site are greatly appreciated.

To view the film about this site, and to find out more, see: http://helambuproject.org/heritage/  or Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HelambuProject/

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And from other partner groups:

LGBT Books to Prisoners 
 
Website: http://lgbtbookstoprisoners.org/
E-mail: lgbtbookstoprisoners@gmail.com
We are a donation-funded, volunteer-run organization based in Madison, WI that sends books and other educational materials, free of charge, to LGBTQ-identified prisoners across the United States.
We have been doing this for nearly 10 years and have sent books to close to 3,500 prisoners in that time.
In 2014, we sent 1,908 packages of books - and we thank you for any support you can give, either in  donations or volunteer help in Madison.  ** Note: Please send book donations to LGBT Books to Prisoners, and not to PC Foundation **
 Make a One Time Donation:

  Make a recurring $5/monthly donation:

 Make a recurring $10/monthly donation:


  Make a recurring $25/monthly donation:



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National War Tax Resistance - Documentary Film Project

The War Tax Resistance Movement is the refusal to pay some/all of the federal income tax in protest of the bloated military budget and subsequent military actions around the world.

Two Madison War Tax resisters have begun working on a documentary film; interviewing war tax
resisters around the country to get their personal stories about their beliefs, and the obstacles and support they have received for their actions.  They will use the finished film for educational purposes, using the outreach resources of local and national peace organizations. This project has been endorsed by the NWTRCC, National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee.  http://nwtrcc.org/
Check out the NWTR Film Project page to learn more. .......
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In other news...  

Logo of 350 Madison Climate Action Team

                              One of our groups, 350.org Madison, has just been notified that they have been approved for their own 501c3  status! CONGRATULATIONS to this group doing great environmental work in South Central Wisconsin. Here is a LINK to their website page   http://350madison.org/. Tax deductible donations can now be made directly to this group. Contact: mariafdrews<at>gmail.com to learn more.

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 We are pleased to announce a PC Foundation grant award of $100 to Madison's Street Pulse, "Uniting Hearts and Minds" as Madison's Homeless Cooperative Newspaper.  The decision was made at our Board of Directors - Annual Meeting, on October 3, 2015.
Find out more about the good work being done at http://www.streetpulsenews.org/