Platteville Community and Excellence In Education Funds

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About the Fund

About the Platteville Community Fund

The Platteville Community Fund is a permanent, unrestricted, charitable endowment created in 2002 to serve the Platteville area. Annually a portion of the Fund’s earnings are given back to the community in the form of grants. The Fund supports community projects that enhance the arts, education, health and human services, the environment, and historic preservation.

The Platteville Community Fund also provides a means for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support their unique charitable community interests through funds that focus on specific concerns. The PHS Scholarship Fund, created by the Platteville Community Fund in 2010, is one such entity. A group of volunteer citizens makes up the Fund’s advisory board which initiates fundraising activities and determines grant awards.

Family of Funds

The charitable funds shown below have been established by individuals and organizations to support their charitable goals for the Platteville community:

  • Platteville Community Fund Endowment
  • Carmen and Eva Beining Community Fund
  • Cushman Music in the Park Fund
  • Joan & Ralph Faherty Family Community Fund
  • Robert & Marian Graham Community Fund
  • Margaret S. Keizer Charitable Fund
  • Schneller-Tang Community Fund
  • PCF COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund
  • Platteville Excellence in Education Endowment Fund
  • Platteville High School Class of 1973


About the Platteville Excellence in Education Endowment Fund

The Platteville Excellence in Education Endowment Fund supports the educational needs of the Platteville School District that are not funded through the regular school budget. The EIE fund was started with a grant of more than $30,000 provided from a bequest by Jane Howell, a mathematics teacher at Platteville Middle school for more than 30 years.

About our Grants

Twice per year the advisory board awards grant to non-profit organizations, the local school district, and/or local government agencies providing charitable programs or projects serving the community.

Recent Grant Awards


Elinore Loveland Trust

  • Concerned Church Women of Platteville, Inc. Front Doors Replacement
  • Jamison Museum Association, INC. Platteville Historic Re-enactment Support
  • Platteville Main Street Program, Inc. Main Street Holiday Decoration Replacement

 Robert A. and Marjorie M Hartshorn Trust

  • Inspiring Community Inc Platteville Inclusive Playground and Smith Park Accessibility Improvements
  • Jamison Museum Association, INC. Secure Storage at The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums
  • Platteville Library Foundation Inc. Bike/Scoot Rack for Platteville Public Library

Clarence Gribble Trust

  • Platteville Spring Swap
  • Platteville Community Gravel Nursery

Margaret S. Keizer Charitable Fund & Elinore Loveland Trust

  • Platteville Chorale, Inc Platteville Children’s Choir School Tour

Elinore Loveland Trust & Clarence Gribble Trust

  • Platteville Main Street Program, Inc. Update Cows on Main

2022 Grant Awards Total: $24,270



Platteville Middle School:

  • Replacing Headphones for the Music Department Classroom
  • Com-Mission Possible Project where a renowned composer work with students and compose their own music

Platteville High School:

  • Golf “Fore” All, where 260 freshmen and sophomore students as well as 50- 60 junior/senior students will be taught golf lessons in physical education class
  • Raw glaze materials for a collaboration project between Advanced Chemistry and Advanced Pottery students.
  • Graphing calculators for the Math Department

2022 Grant Awards Total: $3,575.86


Apply For A Grant

Annual grant application deadline: April 15 and September 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 Platteville Community and Excellence In Education Funds 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.
Platteville 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:

Cindy Tang, Chair
Ed Faherty, Vice Chair
Jan Weier, Secretary
Todd Allion
Kim Brodbeck
Nathan Curry
Sheri Engelke
Mandi Jacquinot
Kathy Lomax
Eileen Nickels
Joe Rosemeyer
Jen Schweigert
Curt Timlin