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 $275,000 in 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 2016

Grants from the Robert & Marian Graham Community Fund include:

  • The Mining and Rollo Jamison Museums – $2500 in support of the museums initiative to increase accessibility through the installation of handicap accessible doors.
  • The Platteville Chorale – $600 to support a regional performance tour by the Children’s Choir.
  • The Platteville School District and specifically the Platteville Middle School Science Program – $300 to purchase multiple copies of the novel, Trinity: A Graphic History of the 1st Atomic Bomb.
  • The UW-Platteville Office of Continuing Education College of Kids Program – $500 in support of need-based scholarships for Platteville School District students to attend the 2017 College for Kids program.
  • The Platteville Public Library Foundation – a total of $10,000, which included grant monies of $4200 from the Platteville Community Fund endowment, for furniture, fixtures and equipment for the soon to opened, expanded and new Platteville Public Library.

Grants from the Schneller-Tang Community Fund include

  • Southwest Health and specifically the Emergency Medical Services – $1000 to assist in the purchase of ventilators, essential in respiratory support, for the ambulances.
  • Southwest Opportunities Center – $268 in support of the safety improvement program.

Grants from the Carmen and Eva Beining Community Fund include

  • Family Connections of Southwest Wisconsin – $1000 to purchase necessary supplies for events including Play ‘n Learn and Family Fun activities.
  • Family Promise of Grant County – $2500 to support the purchase of kitchen appliances and other furniture for the group’s Day Center.


More Information

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