Community of Shares of Wisconsin (CSW) today announced seven new nonprofits have joined its fundraising federation.
The new CSW members groups join 65 Wisconsin-based nonpartisan nonprofit organizations working to advance social justice, protect the environment, and defend civil rights in Dane County and across Wisconsin.
“We are thrilled to welcome these new organizations into our community of nonprofits,” said CSW Executive Director Cheri Dubiel in a statement. “For nearly 50 years, CSW has worked to raise funds and build support for local grassroots causes at the forefront of the social justice movement in Wisconsin. These new member groups represent an exciting next chapter in that history.”
The nonprofits joining Community Shares of Wisconsin are:
◆ Mentoring Positives — an innovative, referral-based mentoring program that works directly with kids and families throughout Dane County and its surrounding areas.
◆ MOSES (Madison Organizing in Strength, Equality, and Solidarity) — an interfaith organization that works to promote social justice with a focus on ending mass incarceration.
◆ Omega School – a Madison-based alternate school that provides individualized instruction in a supportive atmosphere to help adults prepare for, and obtain, a GED / HSED credential.
◆ Orgullo Latinx LGBT+ of Dane County – an organization working to build a safe, ethnically equitable and racially just place for the Latinx LGBT+ community in Dane County.
◆ Positive Women for Change – an initiative that provides coaching services to underserved women who have faced adversity and financial disarray.
◆ Rebalanced-Life Wellness Association – an organization that aims to ensure that Black men and boys, who bear the heaviest burden of disease and poor health status, have the opportunity to live fuller, healthier lives.
◆ Voces de la Frontera—a membership-based community organization that aims to protect and expand civil and workers’ rights through leadership development, community organizing, and empowerment.
The new member organizations were recruited and selected by other CSW member nonprofits and were unanimously approved for membership by the Community Shares of Wisconsin Board of Directors.
Four of the organizations (Mentoring Positives, Orgullo Lantinx LGBT+ of Dane County, Positive Women for Change, and Rebalanced-Life Wellness Association) have been previously featured by CSW as Inspiring Voices causes–Black and Brown-led organizations working to reduce racial disparities and advance racial equity.