Platteville Community Fund and Platteville EIE

Platteville Community Fund

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


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

  • Wisconsin Badger Camp, Inc., Campership Program
  • Inspiring Community, Inc., Improving Acoustics at the Broske Center
  • Platteville Fire Department, Rescue Training Dummies

Platteville Community Fund

  • Platteville Chorale, Inc., Amplification System for Platteville Chorale and Children’s Choir Performances and Outreach

Platteville Community Fund COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund

  • Platteville Chorale, Inc Air Purification System for Rehearsal Spaces
  • Family Promise of Grant County, Inc Pantry Stocking

Ralph & Joan Faherty Family Community Endowment and Platteville Community Fund

  • City of Platteville Museum Department, Electrical Wiring for Industrial Artifact Storage Building at The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums

Robert & Marian Graham Community Fund

  • PATH: Platteville Arts Trails History Chalk & Cheese

Robert & Marian Graham Community Fund and Platteville Community Fund

  • Concerned Church Women of Platteville, Inc. Volunteer Counter Top Replacements and Inventory Baskets

Robert A. and Marjorie M Hartshorn Trust

  • Platteville School District Instrument Storage Expansion
  • Friends of our Gallery d/b/a Rountree Gallery Teeny, Tiny, BOLD – funding assistance for a regional art exhibit

Schneller – Tang Community Fund

  • Jamison Museum Association, Inc. Advancing Archival Preservation at The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums

Fall 2021 Grant Awards Total = $30,850


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 and Platteville EIE 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