Date: August 9th, 2013

Platteville Community Fund Accepting Grant Applications

The Platteville Community Fund is now accepting grant applications for its fall grant cycle. The application deadline is September 20, 2013. Applications must be received in the Janesville office of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, no later than 4 p.m. Friday, September 20, 2013. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. The mailing address is Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, ATTN: Platteville Community Fund, 26 South Jackson Street, Janesville, WI 53548.

Advisory Board Chair Eileen Nickels noted, “We know there are organizations with awesome ideas that, if funded and completed, will make Platteville an even better place to live, work, play, and learn. The Platteville Community Fund Advisory Board completes a detailed analysis of applications, evaluating project scope, need and impact, potential value versus investment, and applicant track record. Our review committee continues to be impressed with the ideas presented and with their potential to transform this community. ”

The Platteville Community Fund seeks projects or programs that address current community needs in the areas of arts, education, environment, historic preservation, and health and human services. Projects or programs provided by charitable non-profits that serve the people within the Platteville School District are eligible for consideration. Requests from individuals are not eligible. Past grant recipients have included the Building Platteville, Inc.; the City of Platteville including the Senior Center and the Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department; Family Advocates, Inc.; Family Connections; the Grant County Historical Society, the Jamison Museum Association, the Platteville Children’s Chorale; the Platteville Community Arboretum, Inc.; the Platteville Holiday Project, the School District of Platteville; Southwest Wisconsin Technical College; and the UW-Platteville Office of Continuing Education.

The application form is available online at the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin website (www.cfsw.org). Completed applications must be mailed to the Janesville office to arrive no later than 4p.m., Friday, September 20, 2013.

The Platteville Community Fund is a component of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, Inc., a tax-exempt public charity. For more information, contact Eileen Nickels, advisory board chair, at (608)348-6035 or Barb Daus, donor services representative with the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, at (608)778-3344. Community members interested in making a donation may send a check to the Platteville Community Fund, PO Box 46, Platteville, WI 53818, or make a donation online at GiveNow.