Date: November 1st, 2013

Platteville Fall 2013 Grants Reception

On Thursday, November 14, 2013, the Platteville Community Fund will host its Philanthropy Week Celebration, awarding $8,600 in support of programs and projects in the Platteville community.  The public is invited to attend a reception to be held in the Community Room of the Mound City Bank Motor Branch, Platteville.  A social time will begin at 6:00pm, followed by the 6:30 pm program.

Incoming board chair Nate Curry commented “The Philanthropy Week Celebration is a great opportunity for those who have donated or who are thinking about donating to the Platteville Community Fund to meet and hear directly from the people who represent the organizations that are receiving help through grant awards.  It is also an opportunity to interact with advisory board members and with other donors and to learn more about the goals of the Fund.”

The following organizations/projects will receive fall 2013 PCF grants: The Platteville Chorale, for the purchase of a digital piano; Southwest Opportunities Center to support improvements in the Client Connections and Resource Room; Family Connections of Southwest Wisconsin, in support of parent/child Play ‘N Learn programming; the Driftless Film Festival/Platteville Area Chamber of Commerce to support promotional activities for the 2013 film festival; the City of Platteville Parks and Recreation Department to bicycle racks at the post office and police station; and the Platteville Community Arboretum for under bridge lighting on Business Highway 151 near the Platteville Chamber Office.

The Platteville Community Fund announced its fall grant cycle in early August.  A total of 14 eligible grant applications with requests totaling nearly $40,000 were received by the September 15 application deadline.  PCF Board Chair Eileen Nickels related, “We were able to make 6 awards with the available monies.  The review process, completed by the PCF advisory board members, was detailed and exhaustive.  It was a very difficult task, considering the tremendous community need.”