Thanks to the four founding organizations: Wisconsin Community Fund, Madison Community Cooperative, Tenant Resource Center, and Citizen Action of Wisconsin Education Fund, the Social Justice Center was successfully established in 2000. The Social Justice Center was created to serve as a local non-profit office building that not only houses critical organizations to our community, but also allows smaller non-profit start-ups to grow their organizations with an affordable rent and while maintaining access to all of the necessary amenities for an office.
The building houses five First Floor Suites consisting of some vital organizations that have been around Madison for decades! On the main level, you’ll also find the Nan Cheney Community Room, a safe meeting space for organizations and/or individuals to rent at little to no cost at all! Throughout the first floor, the Jackie Macaulay Gallery showcases local socially conscious artists who depicts social justice inspired and/or humanitarian themed art.
The shared office space large enough to house 9 smaller non-profit organizations who are either just starting out or wanting to maintain an affordable rent is housed in the Lower Level of the building.
Together, resident organizations share the responsibilities of administration, maintenance, and governance of the building.