About COWS

Based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, COWS is a national think-and-do tank that promotes “high road” solutions to social problems. These treat shared growth and opportunity, environmental sustainability, and resilient democratic institutions as necessary and achievable complements in human development. COWS is nonpartisan but values-based. We seek a world of equal opportunity and security for all.

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Contact Us

University of Wisconsin
7122 Social Science Building
1180 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706

608.262.9046 (fax)



To make a tax-deductible donation:

  1. Click here. This will take you to the University of Wisconsin Foundation’s COWS-specific page.
  2. If you wish to designate all or a portion of your donation to a COWS project, just add the name of the project and the designated amount in the “notes” section on the Foundation page. Thank you for your support!