Crawford County Community Fund

Crawford County Community Fund

About the Fund

The Crawford County Community Fund was established in 2008 as a permanent endowment for the benefit of the County. The Fund’s mission is to support economic development in the County. Once per year, a portion of the Fund’s earnings are returned to area communities in the form of grants for projects consistent with the Fund’s mission.

The Fund is led by a volunteer advisory board who initiates fundraising activities, promotes the Fund’s mission, and determines the annual leadership and grant awards to the greater Crawford community.

Family of Funds

The following charitable funds have been established to support the charitable goals of the donors for the community:

  • Crawford Community Fund
  • Crawford Markets Care Funds

It’s time for nominations for the Crawford County Leadership Awards. Nominate an individual, business or organization who has made a significant impact on the community. Simply fill out the nomination for here.  Deadline is March 1, 2025!


  • Patti Bailey– Tourism
  • Friends of Gays Mills-Community Leadership & Service
  • Joe Childs– Educational Leadership
  • John Gibbs– Community Connection
  • Kevin Lenzendorf– Above & Beyond
  • Martha Querin-Schultz– Business Development

About our Grants

Once per year the advisory board awards grants to non-profit organizations, area school districts, and/or local government agencies providing charitable programs or projects advancing economic development in the county. Grants are presented at a ceremony in November.

Recent Grant Awards

2023 Grantees

  • Andre Arthouse Inc.- Arthouse ADA Facilities Expansion
  • Christmas for Kids- Southwest WI- Christmas Giving Season
  • Couleecap, Inc.- Homeless Prevention Program
  • North Crawford School District- N C Childcare Playground Fund
  • Village of Ferryville- Ferryville Farmers Market – Growing Progress Through Partnerships
  • Wisconsin Badger Camp, Inc.- Campership Program


Apply For A Grant

Annual grant application deadline: October 15

Grant Guidelines

Tips and tools for you to use as you prepare your application. Print out this PDF as you prepare your grant for a quick checklist of your progress.

Invest In Your Community

Donations to the Crawford County Community Fund are welcome at any time of the year. All gifts are tax deductible. Mail a check to this address, or click the button to donate online.
Crawford County Community Fund
P.O. Box 81
Platteville, WI 53818-0081

Donor Services Representative

Sarah Latimer
Sarah Latimer
Phone: (608)758-0883 ext 7010

Advisory Board Members

The Fund is advised by a committee of community volunteers who initiate fundraising activities and determine grant awards:

Jane Holzhauer, Chair
Kile Martz, Vice Chair
Julie Check, Secretary
Scott Gelzer
Cassie Hubanks
Ricardo Jahnke
David Gibbs