Grade Core Philanthropies Focus
12th Grade - Habitat for Humanity
- San Diego River Park Foundation
- San Diego Therapeutic Recreation Services *
11th Grade - PACE (Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly)
- Serving Seniors: Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center
- San Diego Therapeutic Recreation Services *
- Ocean Beach Town Council
10th Grade - San Diego Humane Society
- San Diego Therapeutic Recreation Services *
9th Grade - San Diego Therapeutic Recreation Services *
- Challenged Athletes Foundation
8th Grade - Autism Tree Project Foundation
- Bannister Family House at UC San Diego Health
- Ryan Family YMCA
7th Grade - Rady Children's Hospital
- Father Joe's Villages, Society of St. Vincent de Paul
- Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank
- Lucky Duck Foundation
- San Diego Rescue Mission
- Ocean Beach Town Council

Member Volunteer Requirements and "Open Core" Philanthropies

MADCAPS junior members are required to perform a minimum of 20 hours of direct service each year, including at least 15 hours in that year's partner philanthropies (also called core philanthropies) for your class.

The additional five hours can be performed with your class core philanthropies or one of the open-core philanthropies. The open-core philanthropies are:

Additional hours beyond the annual 20-hour minimum can be performed with any nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in order to qualify for the gold, silver or bronze President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA). MADCAPS is a certifying organization for PVSA.  

Members are encouraged to nominate new partner (core) philanthropies for approval by the Board of Directors. To do so, please email the Philanthropy Committee Chair at and request a core philanthropy nomination form. Norminations are considered by the Philanthropy Committee and then may be forwarded to the Board of Directors for consideration. 

*9th grade receives priority registration for TRS summer camp. After 9th graders have the opportunity to sign up, volunteer dates will be opened to grades 10–12.

Annual Financial Support

Madcaps is proud to support its partner philanthropies with generous donations as a result of our annual benefits show. Learn more about our 2023 philanthropy distributions