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.

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

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

To Donate

Donations to the Platteville Community Fund are welcome at any time of the year. All gifts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Make an online donation or mail a check to the following:

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

Visit the Ways to Give section of this website for information on planning your gift.

Applying for a Grant

Semi-annual grant application deadlines: April 15 and September 15
Click here to apply.

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 Grants
Fall 2017

Robert & Marian Graham Community Fund grant recipients include:

  • The City of Platteville Recreation Department, $2,250 for the resurfacing of the floor at the Platteville Armory and the painting of courtlines for pickleball.
  • The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums, $7,500 to fund the replace of the mine incline railing.

Awards from the Carmen & Eva Beining Endowment were presented as follows:

  • Family Advocates, $600 in support of client transportation.
  • The Friends of the Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums, $1,000 to purchase archival supplies for the care and preservation of the collection.
  •  The Platteville Chorale, $250 to support rental of facilities for the Platteville Children’s Choirs Holiday Concert.
  • The Platteville Community Arboretum, $500 for the purchase of a chain saw for trail maintenance.
  • Southwest Opportunities Center, $722 to purchase items to complete the Day Services Multi-Stimulation Room project.

A grant of $1,000 from the Schneller-Tang Community Endowment was awarded to Wisconsin Badger Camp in support of the purchase of a canoe transport trailer.

Grants were also presented from the Platteville Community Fund Endowment. Recipients include:

  • Building Platteville, $500 for the purchase of reusable supplies for a ‘new’ community holiday event – Katie’s Garden Winter Wonderland.
  • The City of Platteville Recreation Department, $1,000 for the creation and installation of an artistic bike rake for the recently opened Platteville Public Library.
  • The UWP Office of Continuing Education, $1,500 to fund 15 partial scholarships for the 2018 College for Kids program for attendees from the Platteville Schools geographic area.

More Information

For further information on the work of the Platteville Community Fund, view this slide show or download this printable brochure.