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The Press Connection Foundation,  Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit  organization, established in 1980. Although the legal name of our group is the Press Connection Foundation, we use the name "PC Foundation."  We have a board of directors, which meets annually, for a business meeting and election of new officers.  We do as much as we can to promote local opportunities for community groups that partner with us on projects. PC Foundation has been privileged to work with many projects and groups over our 30 year history.   

As a fiscal sponsor to the community groups below, we are able to accept tax-deductible contributions on their behalf.  In exchange for providing this service, we charge a nominal fee.  In addition to being able to accept charitable donations, we provide these groups with other support such as mentoring and small grants.





Groundwork  is a community organization of white people working to achieve racial justice and equity in Dane County, Wisconsin. Our three main goals are: 1) Engaging white people to work for racial justice; 2) Working in collaboration with organizations led by people of color; 3) Deepening our members’ own education and leadership development.  We are committed to doing work against racism and white privilege and for racial justice and equity in our daily lives from the heart, with dignity, and integrity. More information at http://groundworkmadison.com/  Contact information: groundworkmadison@gmail.com  Phone: 608-358-9993



Friends of the Wisconsin Wolf advocates for the conservation and protection of the wolves of Wisconsin. Their short term goal is to see the Wisconsin wolf hunt stopped so the Department of Natural Resources can see what the impact of this hunt has been on Wisconsin's wolf numbers as well as what it has done to the packs and the pups. The group's long term goals are to see the grey wolf put back on the Endangered Species List until such time that their numbers are abundant and self sustaining in the lower 48 states.  Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfTheWisconsinWolf or http://www.fofww.org or by email at wiforwolves@gmail.com 




Wisconsin Books to Prisoners is an all-volunteer non-profit organization founded in the fall 2006 that sends books free of charge to prisoners in Wisconsin. WBTP compensates for the antiquated condition of prison libraries and for deficiencies in educational programs for prisoners. By sending books to those in prison, WBTP hopes to foster a love of reading and encourage the pursuit of knowledge. Click here to learn more about the types of books we're looking for - as well as the drop-off sites. 
Contact wisconsinbookstoprisoners@gmail.com. Mailing address: 1202 Williamson St., #1, Madison, WI 53703.
One time donation

 $5 Monthly donation

 $10 Monthly donation

 $25 Monthly donation





The Salasaca Health Clinic Project, Ecuador
 
The government health clinic in Salasaca is staffed by a part time nurse and consists of 3 rooms. The first room has a small refrigerator, an adult scale, and a baby scale.  The second room has posters showing the symptoms of tuberculosis and the importance of vaccinations for children.  The third room is where patients are seen. When the health needs assessment was completed, it was concluded that there really was no health care for the nearly 10,000 indigenous people living in the area. The goal of the Salasaca Health Clinic Project is to build a modern clinic complete with laboratory, diagnostic equipment and pharmacy. We would like to offer both western and traditional medicine from the Andes and Amazonia.  Your support is greatly appreciated. To learn more, contact Lisa Benitez at lbenitez@charter.net or visit www.RhumyWaraEcuador.org




The Helambu Project is a platform organization that facilitates small to medium sized development projects in Nepal in education, health, gender, and cultural sectors.  We  have extensive contacts in Sindhupalchowk District in Nepal as well as Kathmandu.  To learn more, contact: Chris Limburg - chrislimburg@gmail.com or visit www.helambuproject.org

                                                                                   


National War Tax Resistance - Documentary Film 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.   Contact: NWTR Film Project, c/o Jerry Chernow, 431 N Baldwin St, Madison WI 53703. http://nwtrcc.org/  They are in the process of raising funds for this project - and your donations to this project, through the PC Foundation, are tax exempt - and welcomed! Checks written to "PC Foundation" can be mailed to 2820 Marshall Court, #1, Mad
ison 53705 - (please specify  'for: NWTR Project' on the bottom of the check).  




Oneida White Corn Growers 
Our goals are to support Oneida community members in learning and sharing agricultural knowledge for growing Heirloom Iroquois White Corn. We aim to combine traditional knowledge and science to grow better crops. We are exploring opportunities for Oneida farmers to expand their operations, start enterprises and develop a grower cooperative. The end result will be to provide the community with healthy traditional food products, increase food sovereignty and start a seed bank. Learn more about White Corn: https://gardenwarriorsgoodseeds.com/2015/01/19/tsyunhehkw-oneida-nation-wisconsin/ 
Contact: Laura Manthe, W1428 Ray Road, De Pere, WI 54115 or by email at lmanthe@oneidanation.org and mrjohn1955@icloud.com


                                                                                    Operation Welcome Home


Operation Welcome Home is a grass roots organization dedicated to helping solve issues of Human Rights and focused on ending homelessness.

 

 Here, homeless and formerly homeless, low and no-income, incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people work in collaboration with community allies in Madison, WI. We are a community of homeless people and allies in Madison organizing around the root causes of homelessness and fighting for affordable housing, jobs, and an end to the criminalization of poverty.

 

While we develop and politicize our members of our community, we work to hold agencies and institutions accountable to their role in self perpetuating system of poverty. Our work involves strong efforts towards social justice, as well as empowering others with the tools to help progress.

 

Allies work shoulder to shoulder with us in the struggle to foster real change - understanding that we all deserve to have our basic needs met and power over the decisions that affect our lives. We want, need, and welcome support, but more importantly, we need solidarity.

Sign the petition to stop criminalizing homelessness!

https://www.change.org/p/tell-madison-government-stop-criminalizing-homelessness?recruiter=1928770&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink

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Dane County Trans Health Group  

Dane County Trans Health group works to support full health for trans people. This includes all trans people and all forms of health. Health means having access to full health care for all trans and non-trans related needs, living free from oppression such as racism, hetero-patriarchy or ableism, and having basic needs met such as housing and food justice.
Contact: danecountytranshealth@gmail.com


You can help these associated groups by making a donation by check written out to PC Foundation. 

We accept other forms of payment - wire transfer, PayPal, etc., but please contact us first to see what the options are. 

When donating be sure to indicate which project you are supporting (and yes, you can support all of them if you choose)! 

PC Foundation C/O Nancy Emmert, Treasurer 2820 Marshall Ct. #1 Madison, WI, 53705