Date: February 20th, 2018

Grants Available from Legacy Gifts Made to Benefit Platteville

Legacy – we have all heard that word but do we really have an understanding of its meaning? In this context, legacy is defined as something that exists today as a result of actions taken at an earlier time. Annually we recognize and thank some very special people who took action – many years ago – that will bring benefits to this community FOREVER.

Perhaps you or members of your family knew Clarence Gribble, Elinore Loveland, Margaret Keizer and/or Robert & Marjorie Hartshorn. These Platteville benefactors left testamentary gifts that have been working in and for our community for years. In fact, Mr. Gribble’s legacy gift has given back to this community for nearly 70 years!
The advisory board of the Platteville Community Fund is honored to organize the process for the distribution of funds from these legacy gifts. Annually in the spring, and through its affiliation with the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, the PCF board invites grant applications. This year’s application deadline is Sunday, April 15, 2018. Charitable non-profit organizations and/or local government entities serving the people of the Platteville area are eligible to apply for grants; requests from individuals are not eligible.

Nathan Curry, Platteville Community Fund Advisory Board chair noted, “In reviewing applications, our grants committee looks at the scope and potential impact of projects to address new initiatives and needs within our community. It is a great privilege to make these grant awards in remembrance of these five individuals who truly were and continue to be ‘builders’ of Platteville.”

Founded in 2002, the Platteville Community Fund is dedicated to improving the Platteville community by building a family of endowed funds designed to make grants in support of projects and programs that enhance arts and culture, education, recreation, health and human services, the environment and the preservation of history. The Platteville Community Fund made its first grant of $400 in 2005. In the 12 years that it has made grants, the Platteville Community Fund has presented 258 awards totaling nearly $525,000.

Applications must be completed online and submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2018. Mailed, emailed or faxed copies of applications and/or incomplete or late applications will not be considered. To access the application, go to www.cfsw.org, choose grant available from the grants dropdown menu and scroll to Platteville Community Fund. Questions? Both CFSW donor services rep Barb Daus ([email protected]) and CFSW grants manager Lannie Troon ([email protected]) are available to assist.

The Platteville Community Fund is a component of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, a tax-exempt public charity. For more information, contact Platteville Community Fund chair Nathan Curry (608-348-2615 or [email protected]) or Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin donor services representative Barb Daus (608-778-3344 or [email protected]).