Platteville Community Fund

Platteville Community Fund

About the Fund

PCF Starts Platteville Excellence In Education Endowment Fund

PCF announces the creation of the Platteville Excellence in Education Endowment Fund to respond to the needs of the Platteville School District to support the educational needs which 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 over 30 years.

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

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

Platteville Community Funds Spring 2021 Grants

  • Clarence Gribble Trust of the Platteville Community Fund, Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Inc. NO KID SLEEPS ON THE FLOOR IN OUR TOWN!; Southwest Health Southwest Health X Series Manual Monitor/Defibrillator
  • Elinore Loveland Trust of the Platteville Community Fund, Platteville Spring Swap; Platteville Library Foundation, Library Outreach Support
  • Margaret S. Keizer Charitable Fund of the Platteville Community Fund, Family Advocates, Inc. Summer Camp;  Family Connections of SWWI Outdoor Adventures, Connecting Families with Nature–An evening of natural learning!; Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Foundation, Charger Dream
  • Robert A and Marjorie M Hartshorn Trust of the Platteville Community Fund Platteville Main Street Program, Inc. Cows on Main; Platteville Community Arboretum, Inc. PCA Garage Expansion; Grant County Historical Society, The Mitchell-Rountree Stone Cottage Preservation Initiative; Family Promise of Grant County, Inc., Transportation Support; Platteville Fire Department, Rehab Equipment; Platteville Main Street Program, Inc., Platteville Main Street Social Media Campaign; Jamison Museum Association, Inc., Expanding Earth Science Education at The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums;  Jamison Museum Association, Inc., Platteville Historic Re-enactment Support;  Concerned Church Women of Platteville, Inc,. Safety Rug and Mat, Educational Banner; Friends of our Gallery d/b/a Rountree Gallery Exterior Signage and second floor lighting & security
  • Robert A and Marjorie M Hartshorn Trust of the Platteville Community Fund, Clarence Gribble Trust of the Platteville Community Fund, Platteville Community Fund, City of Platteville Museum Department Pioneering Racking Systems for Industrial Artifact Collections at The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums
  • Robert and Marian Graham Community Fund of the Platteville Community Fund, City of Platteville Legion Park, Pickleball Complex

Spring 2021 Grant Awards Total = $50,867


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 81;
Platteville, WI 53818

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:

Cindy Tang, Chair
Ed Faherty, Vice Chair
Jan Weier, Secretary
Todd Allion
Kim Brodbeck
Kathy Lomax
Eileen Nickels
Joe Rosemeyer
Mary Rosemeyer
Jen Schweigert
Bill VanDeest