Platteville Community Fund

Platteville Community Fund
  • Since its founding, the Platteville Community Fund has awarded $525,000 through over 250 grants for projects and initiatives in the Platteville area.

Get To Know Us

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 make 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
  • Robert & Marian Graham Community Fund
  • Margaret S. Keizer Charitable Fund
  • Schneller-Tang Community Fund

Learn 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.

Check Out Our Impact: Grant Awards

Robert & Marian Graham Community Fund:

  • The Platteville Chorale, to support the Platteville Children’s Choir’s spring tour to Southwest Wisconsin schools ($600)
  • Make Music Platteville – 2019, to continue Platteville’s alliance with this international event, held annually on the summer solstice ($700)
  • The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Computer Science & Software Engineering Department, to support the purchase of supplies for the “Girls Who Code Club” ($750)
  • The Platteville Main Street program, for the purchase of Holiday Wreaths for the decorative street lights on the “Library Block” ($975)
  • The UWP Office of Continuing Education, to fund scholarships for Platteville students-in-need to attend the 2019 College for Kids/Middle University program ($700 )
  • The Platteville High School Music Department, to support the establishment of a Digital Music Learning Lab and Recording Studio at the high school ($5,000)
  • Wisconsin Badger Camp, for the purchase of life jackets for the canoeing program ($700)

Carmen & Eva Beining Endowment:

  • Family Advocates, for client transportation ($1,000)
  • Southwest Opportunities Center, to purchase curriculum for the Community Integration Program ($700)
  • City of Platteville Recreation Department, for a custom frame for a large screen for the City Auditorium ($680)
  • City of Platteville, for landscaping of the roundabout on Markee Avenue ($1,500)
  • Platteville Main Street program, to fund the 2019 Senior Citizen and Food Pantry Client farmer’s market nutrition Voucher Program ($1,500)

Schneller-Tang Community Fund:

  • Family Connections of Southwest Wisconsin, to enhance STEM offering through the purchase a large light table and ‘Shine a Light’ books ($663)
  • Platteville Community Arboretum and the Platteville Human Powered Trails, for the purchase of a trimmer for trail maintenance ($360)

Platteville Community Fund Endowment:

  • Concerned Church Women of Platteville (aka/Thrift Shop), to support safety improvements in the exterior areas surrounding the building ($925)
  • Friends of the Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums, to purchase shelves for storage of educational materials and voice-over for the video depicting 1930’s Zinc mining ($3,235)

Fall 2018 Total: $18,638

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 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.
Platteville Community Fund
P.O. Box 46
Platteville, WI 53818

Donor Services Representative

Wyatt Jackson
Wyatt Jackson, President
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:

Nate Curry, chair
Ed Faherty, vice chair
Jan Weier, secretary
Todd Allion
Kim Brodbeck
Kathy Lomax
Eileen Nickels
Joe Rosemeyer
Mary Rosemeyer
Jen Schweigert
Cindy Tang
Bill VanDeest