Crawford County Community Fund

Crawford County Community Fund

About the Fund

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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.

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

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

  • Couleecap, Inc., Homeless Prevention Program
  • Village of Ferryville, Continue & Expand use of the SNAP Card food stamp program
  • Girl Scouts of Wisconsin-Badgerland Council, Inc., Girl Scout Leadership Experience
  • Mississippi Valley Conservancy, Miscellaneous Improvements to the Kickapoo Caverns Interpretive Center
  • Prairie du Chien Historical Society, Inc., Installation of a new exhibit

2021 Fall Cycle Total: $8,250

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, Secretary
Julie Check
Pete Flesch
Scott Gelzer
Cassie Hubanks
Ricardo Jahnke