Safe, stable and healthy housing opportunities for renters and aspiring homeowners.
Supporting young businesses through affordable space and business incubation.
Fostering community engagement through partnerships and programs.
Events & Festivals
Willy Street Fair
Common Wealth Development
Building a Better Community
Founded in 1979, Common Wealth Development supports and preserves the vitality of neighborhoods in the Madison Metropolitan area. Our projects improve the housing and business climate of our neighborhoods and initiate important community development projects.
Our Core Program Areas
- Support young businesses through affordable space and business incubation
- Coach youth and adults in financial fluency, job readiness and entrepreneurial leadership
- Provide safe, stable housing opportunities for renters and aspiring homeowners
- Integrate comprehensive community health approaches to city-wide violence prevention efforts
- Support the retention and sustainability of affordable land in Madison and Dane County
News, Updates and Announcements from Clients & Staff
The Big Share 2023
The day is almost over, but there’s still time to donate during the Big Share! Don’t let this opportunity go by. Your support helps us to #MakeChangeHappen #CSWBigShare #MakeChangeHappen
Happy Birthday Common Wealth Development
Happy Birthday, Common Wealth! On February 14th, 1979, a group of musicians, artists, and dedicated community members came together to formulate a vision for what violence prevention could be. Today, we celebrate Common Wealth Development's 44th Birthday!
Save The Date – The Big Share 2023
You can plant a seed to continue growing Madison’s safe and healthy communities. In 29 days, Common Wealth Development will be participating in The Big Share. This event, hosted by Community Shares of Wisconsin, is an online day of giving where community members have...
One of our business incubator tenants, Deliciouser, is kicking off cooking classes!
Common Wealth Development is excited to share cooking classes will be coming to The Deliciouser! For more information please click on the following to links. The Cap Times Article about The Deliciouser cooking classes The Deliciouser Website