Supporting our communities through giving

Creating community is a collaborative effort. That’s why we support area nonprofits that share Ascendium’s commitment to helping more people from low-income backgrounds achieve postsecondary education and workforce training success.



Changing lives, changing the community

For 40 years, JustDane has inspired hope for individuals set back by incarceration and other life challenges. Through innovative programs, this Madison-area nonprofit helps its clients gain the job training they need to overcome their barriers to success and earn a living. And it’s not done innovating yet!

Recently, JustDane recognized a need to develop a training program for individuals interested in hotel or restaurant management or starting their own business. A $55,000 planning grant from Ascendium helps them do that work. Due to launch in 2022, the 12-week program will give students an opportunity to pursue management positions and earn a certificate in hospitality management. It will also grant graduates admission into Madison College’s Hospitality Management program. It’s all in service of making a more just and equitable community.

Giving beyond our communities


Through our national philanthropy, we fund projects that help learners from low-income backgrounds throughout the country succeed in postsecondary education and workforce training.

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Giving back is just the beginning

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Opportunity is for Everyone

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