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Platteville Community Fund awards grants
More than $28,000 given out in fall cycle
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The Platteville Community Fund Advisory Board awarded grants totaling more than $28,000 to support organizations and projects within the Platteville community.

These awards are as a result of applications received during the spring grant cycle, which closed on April 15.

“The monies for these grants were made possible through charitable trusts managed by First National Bank of Beloit and established by now-deceased Platteville residents Clarence Gribble, Robert and Marjorie Hartshorn, and Elinore Loveland,” said board chair Eileen Nickels. “In addition to the $28,000 in grant awards, the Platteville Community Fund, through the PHS Scholarship Fund, presented over $28,000 in scholarships to 39 members of the Class of 2013 at the May 21 Platteville High School Awards Ceremony.”

Funding, based on grant applications received in spring 2013, is being awarded to the following Platteville organizations/projects: Building Platteville, Inc./Friends of Platteville Municipal Auditorium, City of Platteville/Emergency Management Service, City of Platteville/All American City project, City of Platteville/Platteville Human Powered Trails, Family Connections of Southwest Wisconsin, Habitat for Humanity of Grant County Inc., Jamison Museum Association/Historic Re-enactment, Neal Wilkins Early Learning Center/Playground Project, Platteville Community Arboretum, Inc., Platteville Fire Department Inc., Platteville Main Street, Inc., Platteville Senior Center, Wisconsin Special Olympics Platteville, UW–Platteville Foundation/UW–Platteville Scholarships, UW–Platteville Office of Continuing Education/College for Kids and Middle University, and Wisconsin Badger Camp, Inc.

The Platteville Community Fund, a component of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, Inc., is a tax-exempt public charity. The Platteville Community Fund’s growth and success depends on community members who share a commitment and are able to invest their resources in the Platteville community to enhance art, education, health and human services, the environment and historic preservation. The PCF provides a means for individuals, organizations and businesses to support their unique charitable community interests for good, for ever.

The next grant cycle will be in the fall of 2013. Formal announcement will be made in mid-summer with applications due by Sept. 15. For more information about the Platteville Community Fund, contact Nickels, 778-2959, or Barb Daus, donor services representative with the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, 778-3344,    Community members interested in making a donation may send a check to the Platteville Community Fund, P.O. Box 46, Platteville, WI 53818, or visit to donate online.