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
Spring 2017

From the Elinore Loveland Trust

  • Southwest Opportunities Center — $570 in support of their kitchen upgrade program;
  • Platteville Middle School Science Program — $800 to purchase a science simulation package;
  • Platteville Main Street Program — $1976 to purchase replacement bows for Platteville’s holiday decorations;
  • Make Music Platteville — $850 to support Platteville’s participation in this world-wide music event, held annually on the summer solstice;
  • Platteville Public Library Foundation — $6320 for acquisition of laptop computers and associated accessories and software;
  • Jamison Museum Association — $1000 to support the annual Historic Re-enactment;
  • Family Advocates — $500 to support of the Kids in Transition summer camp program.

From the Robert A and Marjorie M Hartshorn Trust

  • Family Promise of Grant County — $299 to purchase a printer for the program’s day facility;
  • Family Connections of Southwest Wisconsin — $1000 for items for the lending library;
  • Platteville Senior Center — $5,000 in support of the WELCOME TO OUR NEW HOME project.

From the Clarence Gribble Trust

  • City of Platteville Recreation Department in collaboration with the Platteville Morning Optimist Club — $796 to support an Educational Outreach Program conducted by the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium;
  • City of Platteville Family Aquatic Center — $4,500 for a toddler water slide;
  • Community Leadership Alliance — $375 to fund partial scholarships for Platteville enrollees.

From the Loveland, Hartshorn and Gribble Trusts

  • PHS Scholarship Fund — $3000 for PHS Class of 2018 scholarships to attend UWP or SWTC.

From the Margaret S Keizer Charitable Fund

  • Wisconsin Badger Camp — $1,000 to provide camperships for attendees from Platteville;
  • Platteville Public Library — $1200 for the development of a World Languages Collection;
  • Platteville Main Street Program – Sustainability Committee — $1000 for the purchase of recycling containers for the city’s parks;
  • Mining & Rollo Jamison Museum — $307 for the purchase of museum collections documentation equipment.


More Information

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