Grade Core Philanthropies Focus
12th Grade - Habitat for Humanity
- San Diego River Park Foundation
- San Diego Therapeutic Recreation Services *
Environmental concerns
11th Grade - PACE (Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly)
- Gary and Mary West Foundation/Senior Wellness Center
- San Diego Therapeutic Recreation Services *
- Ocean Beach Town Council
Seniors and communities
10th Grade - San Diego Humane Society
- San Diego Therapeutic Recreation Services *
9th Grade San Diego Therapeutic Recreation Services *
Challenged Athletes Foundation
Different abilities and challenges
8th Grade - Autism Tree Project Foundation
- Family Houses at UC San Diego Health
- Ryan Family YMCA
Children and families
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
San Diego region

Member Volunteer Support

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). The additional five hours, and any further hours, may be performed with any nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. There is no requirement that core philanthropy hours be completed before volunteering with other nonprofit philanthropies.

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 other grades.

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