Our Impact

Morgridge Center for Public Service UW-Madison


37,000 hours
In 2014-15, 1,500 Badger Volunteers committed over 37,000 hours to 75+ community partners across Madison and Dane County.

103 service-learning courses

In 2014-15, the university offered 103 service-learning courses in 42 departments, enrolling more than 3,000 students.

19 countries

Since 1999, the Wisconsin Idea Fellowships have funded over 150 undergraduate projects across 18 foreign countries as well as the United States.

5 Wisconsin counties

Since 2015, the Morgridge Center has awarded Wisconsin Open Education Community Fellowships to undergraduate projects in five Wisconsin counties: Brown, Dane, Kenosha, St. Croix and Winnebago.

700 students

More than 700 students attended the Spring 2016 Public Service Fair to learn about volunteer, internships and job opportunities within the nonprofit sector.


A new partnership launching fall 2016 through the Morgridge Center, the School of Human Ecology, the UW Foundation and the Philanthropy Lab will give undergraduates enrolled in a philanthropy courses the opportunity to distribute $50,000 to local nonprofits.