We would like to formally introduce you to the Madison Ave Community Fund! The Madison Ave Community Fund (MACF) is a non-profit organization started by us, your neighbors, to help us direct the funds raised from the Madison Ave Soapbox Derby and other future events. For those new to the neighborhood or who haven’t experienced the Madison Ave Soapbox Derby for some crazy reason, it is an amazing event started by a group of neighbors in 2011. We got together and came up with the zany idea of bringing together our families to have fun while raising money for a local charity benefiting the children of our community. Thanks to all the support of our awesome neighbors and neighborhood businesses, the event has grown from about 20 drivers in 2011 to 100 drivers in last year’s rain soaked derby. We are proud to announce that we have now donated over $130,000 to local children’s charities!
All this amazing support has led us to get formalized and officially become a non-profit organization, we are now official 501c3 charitable organization. We have some big ideas for the future including the 2016 Madison Ave Soapbox Derby on October 1st, forthcoming bock parties, and various other fun events. So stay tuned and start building your cars!
Our mission and focus is on the children of our neighborhood where we will use our resources to further the goal of giving all Decatur kids a similar childhood experience and opportunity to succeed. This means supporting established organizations like we have in the past or doing things on our own to help neighbors in need or really anything that helps us achieve that goal.
We are an all-volunteer organization and welcome any support you have to offer. If you are interested, even if just to volunteer a few hours of your busy schedule, we would love to have you.