Current Projects

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 40 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.

Established in May 2015, the Wisconsin Transgender Health Coalition (WTHC) is a grassroots, community-driven coalition convened by and for transgender, intersex, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming (TING) people that focuses on improving the health and wellness of TING people and communities throughout the state of Wisconsin. WTHC works to achieve healthcare equity and health justice for TING people in our state by: increasing access to competent, affirming and affordable healthcare for; eliminating interpersonal, institutional, and state violence against; and ending discrimination in all life and public spheres that impacts TING people and communities. WTHC maintains a directory of affirming healthcare providers at witranshealth.org. For more information or to get involved in the work, please join the WTHC Facebook page (facebook.com/WITransHealthCoalition) or contact us at info@witranshealth.org.

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

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.

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.

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 or Paula Rogge 1117 Alrita Ct. #2, Madison WI 53713. http://nwtrcc.org/ They have completed 20 interviews of war tax resisters around the country, including those living below taxable income level to those with a taxable income who redirect all or part of their federal taxes to peace and social welfare projects, thereby risking seizures of wages and bank accounts. They are seeking funds to conduct at least 10 more interviews and to complete editing of the film. 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, Madison 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

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