Partners and Funders

GalaLowRes048We are grateful for our many supporters who support both our current programming and future vision through the Building Futures Campaign.

Our partners in renovation of the new space (who will work closely with our participants during the construction to build their skills) are Faith Technologies, J.H. Findorff & Son, Kessenich’s, NAMI Construction and H.J. Pertzborn Plumbing and Fire Protection.

The following organizations and businesses provided essential funding, partnership and/or in-kind donations to support Operation Fresh Start’s programs from 10/1/2017 – 9/30/18. We thank these community partners for the financial assistance, partnership, technical and in-kind resources they provided:

Alliant Energy Foundation
Alliant Energy Matching Gift Program
American Family Insurance
August Foundation
Eken Park Neighborhood Assn
Blackhawk Evangelical Free Church
Caritas Foundation, Inc.
Chris Reese Agency American Family
City of Madison Community Development Division
Commonwealth Development
Construction Labor Management Council of Greater Wisconsin, Inc.
The Corps Network
Corporation for National & Community Service
Custer Plumb Financial Services
Dale Heights Presbyterian Church
Dane County Community Development Block Grant
Dane County Department of Human Services
Dane County Parks
Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc.
Eppstein Uhen Architects, Inc.
Equity Resources & Investment, LLC
Eric D. and Steven D. Hovde Foundation
FoodShare Employment and Training
Forward Community Investments
Friends of Indian Lake County Park
Friends of Festge, Inc
Geier, Homar and Roy Attorneys at Law, LLP
Glass Nickle Pizza
Hann’s Christmas Tree Farm
Hausmann-Johnson Insurance
Hilton Garden Inn Middleton
Ideal Builders
J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.
Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies Matching Gifts Prog
Lands’ End
Madison Community Foundation
Madison Metropolitan School District
Monona Bank
Morgan Stanley Foundation
Old National Bank Foundation
Robinson Brothers Environmental Inc
Roto-Rooter Sewer Service
Sentry Insurance Foundation
Spatial Data Surveys
Schlecht Family Foundation
Strang, Patteson, Renning, Lewis & Lacy, s.c.
Support Broker Consultants, Inc
TASC Employee Philanthropy Committee
The QTI Group
The Vogel Foundation, Inc.
Thrivent Choice Dollars
U.S. Bank Foundation
US Department of Labor
UW Health, UnityPoint Health – Meriter & Quartz
United Way of Dane County
Urban League of Greater Madison
WI Partnership For Housing Development
Wilson Foundation
Wisconsin Department of Corrections
Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin
Workforce, Innovation and Opportunity Act
YouthBuild USA

Please note, businesses and foundations listed are either program partners or donated a value of $250 or higher during the first half of this fiscal year, October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018. We apologize that we are not able to list everyone, even though we are grateful for each and every contribution. We couldn’t do it without the support of our entire community. At this time, we are not listing individuals who donate to Operation Fresh Start’s annual operating. Please let us know if this is important to you.  (Learn more about the Building Futures Capital Campaign and major campaign supporters here.)

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Gregory Markle, Executive Director, at 608-244-4721 or