Please contribute to the fund!

Our goal is to raise $500,000+ in 2021!

Funds will be available for families and staff at One City Schools to purchase real estate starting in 2022. Upon approval, $15,000 towards down payment funds will be available to applicants for nine months, contingency free, while they search and negotiate on the purchase of residential single family or duplex, owner occupied property in the Greater Madison area.

This project is under the fiscal sponsorship of Forward Community Investments, a 501c3 and all contributions are tax deductible. You can contribute by mailing a check to: Forward Community Investments or FCI, 2045 Atwood Ave, Suite 101A, Madison, WI 53704 (in memo: OWN IT program). Click here to contribute online!

Where do the funds come from?

Financial contributions come from community members, the real estate industry, and large corporations.

Join us in considering creating a new business model within the real estate, banking, and financial worlds where we are systematically contributing to the fund.
– You or your company can commit to contributing a percentage of quarterly earnings, or a percentage of commission checks, or monthly bonuses to the fund. Click here to learn more about the REALTOR Ambassador Program!
– Homeowners who are selling their property can participate by contributing a percentage or specific sum of the proceeds of the sale to the fund.
– Community members can explore ways to contribute as they engage their neighborhood associations in conversations around neighborhood segregation, redlining, the wealth gap, and challenging the systems that continue to perpetuate racism.
– Where else can we explore ways our city can participate in building this fund and making homeownership more accessible for all?

To sponsor, partner, or financially support this program, please email us at: