Crawford County Community Foundation

Crawford County Community Fund

Get To Know Us

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.

A unique project of the Fund is the annual Leadership Awards ceremony which recognizes citizens whose efforts advance the county’s quality of life.

Please nominate Crawford County leaders for the 2020 Crawford County Community Fund Leadership Awards! Nominations are due by March 4 with the awards presented on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 6:30 pm at Crossing Rivers Health, 37868 US-18, Prairie du Chien, WI. Stay tuned for more details!

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.

Family of Funds

The following charitable fund has been established to support the charitable goals of the donor for the community:

  • Crawford Markets Care

Learn 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.

Check Out Our Impact: Grant Awards

  • Wauzeka-Steuben School District, Hornet Cafe Improvement, $1,500
  • Mississippi Valley Conservancy, Cardinal Bluff Nature Pres Improve & Environmental Ed Prog, $1,000
  • Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Foundation, Fuel A Charger Program, $1,000
  • Prairie du Chien Historical Society, Inc., “Help Hold Up the Fort”, $1,000
  • Village of De Soto, Downtown Enhancement Project, $500
  • Couleecap, Inc., Homeless Prevention Program, $1,000
  • Village of Gays Mills, Urban Forestry Revolving Loan Fund, $1,000
  • North Crawford School District, Kitchen Equipment, $1,000
  • Community Development Alternatives Inc, Economic Development Impact & Internet Needs, $1,000

2019 Fall Cycle Total: $9,000

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 Foundation 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

Dave Murphy
Phone: (608) 758-0883

Advisory Board Members

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

Lori Bekkum, Chair
Pete Flesch
Mary Higgins
Jane Holzhauer
Rikardo Jahnke
Jen Kapinus
Correne Martin
Kile Martz
Bob VanHoesen