"Microloans enable the poor to lift themselves out of poverty through entrepreneurship."
— Pierre Omidyar —
There are many challenges facing low-income Americans looking to secure a better future for themselves and their families. Inadequate financial knowledge and training can make the road out of poverty extremely daunting.
That’s where we come in. The Madison Fund provides low-income borrowers with the tools they need to overcome the many obstacles of poverty and build a sound financial base for the future.
Our mission is to help businesses increase revenues and create jobs that will empower the community of Madison.
The Madison Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit micro-lender organized to improve the economic and financial conditions of small businesses and low-income entrepreneurs in the Madison area by providing safe and affordable capital for ongoing or new business activities. Our loans enable small business owners and borrowers to invest in and grow their ideas and their futures. Effective business development allows borrowers to gain financial independence and further their managerial skill set, leading to income growth, sustainable employment, and a more prosperous community. Through our unique and specialized loan programs, The Madison Fund's continuing goal is to help create jobs, increase income for small business owners, increase environmental awareness and sustainability through smart business activities, and strengthen the Madison community.