What Can I Do?

Why Give?

NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by mental illness. We strive to ensure that people get the education and support they need to better understand mental illness, navigate the mental health care system, and maintain healthy relationships in a community free of stigma. When you make a financial contribution to NAMI Dane County, you help ensure that no individual or family is alone on their mental health journey. 

How NAMI Dane County  Makes a Difference

  • We provide peer-led support and education classes at no cost to the public.
  • We participate in awareness events and activities, like Mental Illness Awareness Week, National Mental Health Month and NAMIWalks to help fight stigma and stereotypes.
  • We advocate on national, state and local levels to promote policies that help people living with mental illness.
  • Our support line responds to more than 350 requests each year, providing resources and information to those in need.

For more information about donating or how your donations are used, please Contact Us or see our latest Annual Report.

Ways of Giving

There are so many ways you can help NAMI Dane County continue making a difference in the lives of people with mental illness and their families. Here are a few options:

Donate Online

Donate by Mail or Phone

Mail a check to:
NAMI Dane County
2059 Atwood Ave.
Madison, WI 53704

Or call (608) 249-7188

Tribute Gifts: Honorary and Memorial Giving

You can contribute to NAMI Dane County in honor of someone special in your life or in memory of a lost loved one. You can make an honorary or memorial gift online, by mail or on the phone. 

Workplace Giving and Matching Gifts

Many employers offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Many programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift. Contact your employer to see if they have a matching gift program.

Host a Fundraiser

Raise funds with a do-it-yourself fundraiser and designate the proceeds to NAMI Dane County. Examples of past DIY fundraisers include: bakery sales, selling t-shirts, bike ride, athletic team awareness event.


Our dedicated volunteers are the heart of NAMI Dane County. Learn more about volunteer opportunities available today.

Become a Member

Our members bring tremendous value to NAMI as we rely heavily on them to help shape policy and funding decisions that improve the lives of people affected by mental illness. Learn more about the benefits of becoming a NAMI Dane County member and purchase your membership today.

Take Action on Advocacy Issues

If you have a story, you have the power to influence policymakers. Learn more about advocacy basics, our policy priorities, or join the Advocacy Committee, which meets the 2nd Monday of every month from 5:30-7pm in the NAMI Dane County office.

NAMI Dane County is a 501(c)(3) organization and can also be identified for tax purposes with our EIN 39-1270706