MADCAPS: Mother and Daughters Club Assisting Philanthropies

Please join us in support of MADCAPS 60th Anniversary Benefit Show held on March 10th & 11th, 2022 at Brown Chapel Point Loma Nazarene University! 

The purpose of MADCAPS, as a private, nonprofit organization, is to involve mothers and daughters in direct service to and support of established philanthropic organizations. To further this purpose, mothers actively nurture the training of their daughters in philanthropic commitments, teaching personal responsibility, as well as responsibility to the needs of others, so that all members may fully realize the benefits of involvement in the community.

MADCAPS fulfills its mission by receiving generous support from community members like you. 

MADCAPS  was established in 1960, when a group of 27 mothers met to consider forming a mothers’ and daughters’ organization to support local philanthropies. On September 17, 1960, MADCAPS made its debut at a tea for 50 charter members and their daughters. To date, MADCAPS has distributed over $1,060,000 to local charities, and completed thousands of hours of direct community service.

Where We Are Now
Our membership has grown to include over 200 mothers and their daughters grades 7th through 12th from Hillcrest, Mission Hills, Ocean Beach and Point Loma. Our group participates in year-round activities and fundraising so that all members may fully realize the benefits of involvement in the community.  In the 2019 season, MADCAPS donated over $110,000 to philanthropies and the girls completed over 6500 direct service volunteer hours.


Main philanthropic groups we serve with hours and financial contributions:

Habitat for Humanity
San Diego River Park Foundation
San Diego Therapeutic Recreation Services*
San Diego Adaptive Sports & Recreation*
PACE (Program for All‐Inclusive Care for the Elderly)
  Senior Community Centers
Gary & Mary West Foundation/Senior Wellness Center

San Diego Humane Society
Autism Tree Foundation
UCSD Bannister House
Peninsula YMCA
Father Joe’s Villages
Rady Children’s Hospital


For questions, email
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​​​​​​​MADCAPS (Mothers and Daughters Club Assisting Philanthropies) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations made to MADCAPS are tax exempt over and above the value of any goods and services received.