About MADC

What is MADC?

Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens (MADC) was established in 1885 and is a non-profit, 501(c)(4) organization. MADC advocates for and promotes a better quality of life and social wellness of Deaf people through its membership, activities and advocacy.

MADC is run by a board of directors that is elected every two or four years at MADC’s biennial conference.

The Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens is a proud member of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and  Minnesota Historical Society.

Vision: Advance and ensure the quality of life for Deaf Minnesotans.

Mission: Preserve, protect and promote American Sign Language and political, educational, economic and social equality for Deaf Minnesotans.


American Sign Language
Collaboration and resource sharing
Communication access
Deaf Heritage
Preservation of the Deaf community