This partial list of nonprofits and voluntary organizations in Sun Prairie includes information from the most recent nonprofits and organizations brochure available on the Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce website:
Veterans of Foreign War Station 9362
The organization meets monthly.
Mission Statement: To support veterans and their families, build patriotism, educate the public, provide community service and donate to worthwhile projects.
Projects: Male Auxiliary, Female Auxiliary, Sun Prairie Area Veterans Memorial and community projects.
This organization meets every fourth Monday at 7 p.m.
Mission Statement: Support Veterans and their families.
Projects: military funerals, honor guard for parades and local college football games; Badger Honor Flight, Chicken n’ Biscuit Fundraiser, School Flags, Government Days and more.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 333
This organization meets every fourth Monday at 7 p.m.
Mission Statement: To support veterans and their families as well as the community.
Projects: Fundraising for January Roundtable Breakfast, sending packages to deployed area military, Badger Honor Flight and Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival.
Mission: Box of Balloons is a non-profit organization whose mission is to make every birthday happy and every child celebrated. Every child deserves to feel special, to be celebrated and to have a memorable party.
Community Outreach, Resource Development and Service
CARDS Closet is run by a student board of directors.
CARDS Closet accepts clean and lightly worn clothes that your child would feel good in.
Historical library and museum
Mission Statement: The museum’s mission is to collect these stories and preserve documents and artifacts that illustrate diverse cultures through exhibitions, programs, research and walking tours.
Colonial Club Senior Activity Center
This organization is open Monday to Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Mission Statement: To improve the well-being and independence of older people; please call for volunteer opportunities.
(c/o Sun Prairie Historical Restorations, Inc.)
Contact: Kim at 608-837-9094 or 608-212-9678.
Mission Statement: Restore and preserve the historic Crosse House; provide a unique meeting space and educational resource for the community and serve as an ongoing link to Sun Prairie’s history. Volunteers sought periodically.
Sun Prairie Exchange Club
Contact: Rebecca Ketelsen
This organization meets on the first and third Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
Mission Statement: The prevention of child abuse, the promotion of Americanism, and the support of youth in the community.
Firefighters Park in the Prairie
Contact: Rebecca Ketelsen
Fire Park on the Prairie, located near Angell Park, is a non-city-funded playground that is maintained by a volunteer board called the Friends of Fire Park who work with the community to maintain the facilities.
The Friends of Firefighters Park Board meets three times a year and is always looking for new members and ideas.
This organization meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Sun Prairie Municipal Building, 300 E. Main.
Mission Statement: As Friends of McCarthy Park, we support the development, restoration, conservation and operation of the park located in the town of Sun Prairie. Volunteers are sought throughout the year at events.
Friends of the Sun Prairie Library / Read Ahead
Contact: Ann Kramer-Semmann
Phone: 608-825-READ (7323)
This organization meets monthly on the third Monday at 1 p.m.
Mission Statement: To raise funds for special purposes for the library and to promote the resources and services of the Sun Prairie Library. Volunteers are needed at different times of the year.
Mission Statement: Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat for Humanity of Dane County builds and rehabilitates affordable and decent homes with the help of our partner families to provide housing solutions to long term throughout Dane County. To learn more, visit online at www.habitatdane.org.
Joining forces for families
Contact: Janelle Vreugdenhil
Mission Statement: A partnership to change the way services are provided to children, youth and families in Dane County to better meet the needs of families and the community.
Knights of Columbus Holy Family Council 4879
1611 N. Bristol St., Sun Prairie WI 53590
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal relief society committed to the principles of charity, unity, brotherhood and patriotism.
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – Greater Madison Affiliate
Tammy Andries, Affiliate Coordinator
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a national network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.
Monthly Affiliate/Volunteer meetings usually held at Gilda’s Club in Middleton
Event meetings are currently being held at the Lakeview Branch Public Library (across from Warner Park, Madison) at 6 p.m. Monday evenings.
Prairie Heritage Quilts
This organization meets annually.
Mission Statement: To create quilts for charities to be raffled off to raise funds and hold an annual quilt show.
Shelter from the Ministries of the Storm
Mission Statement: The mission is to provide relief, rehabilitation and development through:
SHELTER: finding accommodation for the homeless
TRAINING: Teaching life skills leading to autonomy
OPPORTUNITY: Provide a network of community resources
RELATIONSHIP: Connecting with God, self, others and creation
MENTORING: Modeling with Compassion and Responsibility
SUPPORT: Encourage through prayer, listening and leadership
Volunteers are needed in many areas; contact SFTSM by phone for more details.
Toastmasters Summit Seekers
This organization meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Summit Credit Union, 1333 W. Main in Sun Prairie.
Mission: To help you shape your future through better communication and creating leaders.
Sun Prairie Area Community Band
The Sun Prairie Community Band is a voluntary organization that provides free entertainment in Sun Prairie and area communities. The SPACB is a 40-50 piece concert band, playing everything from traditional and contemporary concert band music to marches, show tunes, jazz and holiday music.
The band members include professional musicians, students and other people who like to play. There are no auditions, so if you play or have played, SPACB encourages you to join.
Sun Prairie Business and Educational Partnership
Mission: To connect the world of education to the world of business in the community of Sun Prairie.
Sun Prairie Civic Theater
The organization has two general membership meetings and the board meets monthly.
Mission Statement: The Sun Prairie Civic Theater is a community of volunteers who share their time and talents to educate people of all ages to experience live theater on stage, backstage and in the audience. Volunteers wanted all year round.
Sun Prairie Educational Foundation
Mission Statement: To enhance educational opportunities for students in the Sun Prairie Area School District.
The organization meets monthly on the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m.
Mission Statement: To encourage interest in all phases of home gardening and promote better horticultural practices, civic beauty and conservation of natural resources. Volunteers needed to clear brush and weeds at Generations Park in the town of Sun Prairie.
Sun Prairie Library Foundation
Contact: Theresa Stevens, Executive Director
The Sun Prairie Library Foundation raises funds to support the long-term vitality of the Sun Prairie Public Library and to meet the growing demands of library users.
The Sun Prairie Lions Club meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month (except Thanksgiving and December) at 6:45 p.m.
Mission Statement: As part of Lions International, “We serve” by reaching, touching and improving lives. Volunteers needed as service projects are determined.
Opening hours: 8pm-5pm Monday to Thursday, 8pm-4:30pm Friday
Mission Statement: The mission of Sun Prairie Media Center is to serve Sun Prairie by educating, informing, entertaining and empowering its citizens through programming produced by Sun Prairie residents for Sun Prairie residents. Always looking for creative and active volunteers to produce or host cable access or community radio programs.
Sun Prairie Optimist Club
This organization meets at noon on Wednesdays at Prairie Lanes in Sun Prairie.
Mission Statement: By offering hope and a positive outlook, Optimists bring out the best in our youth, our communities and ourselves.
Contact: Ann Oberle, President
This organization meets weekly on Tuesdays at 7 a.m. at the Colonial Club.
Mission Statement: A global network of inspired individuals who translate their passions into relevant social causes to change lives in communities. Volunteers wanted at various times.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thu 5pm-7pm; close on Sunday.
Mission Statement: The purpose of Sunshine Place is to house and administer multiple charities as a single point of access to these services for the Sun Prairie community.
1632 Main Street West, Sun Prairie
Healthy and nutritious lunch served every Monday from 5:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. (this has been replaced by a drive-thru during COVID-19). Everyone is welcome. In the spirit of hospitality and community outreach, Sunshine Supper provides a free, nutritious meal to people living in the Sun Prairie area.
YMCA of Dane County-Northeast
1470 Don Simon Drive, Sun Prairie
Mission Statement: The mission of the YMCA of Dane County is to practice Christian principles through programs that strengthen mind, spirit and body for all. Volunteers needed for programs as needed; call for more information.