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Platteville Community Fund fall grant reception Nov. 14
Six groups to get grants
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The Platteville Community Fund will host its Philanthropy Week Celebration, awarding $8,600 in support of programs and projects in the Platteville community, Thursday, Nov. 14.

A reception will be held in the Community Room of the Mound City Bank Motor Branch in Platteville, with social time at 6 p.m., followed by the 6:30 p.m. program. 

“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,” said incoming board chair Nate Curry. “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 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 Sept. 15 application deadline.

“We were able to make six awards with the available monies,” said PCF Board Chair Eileen Nickels, “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.”

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. PCF accepts grant applications twice yearly.

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 Foundation, P/O/ Box 46, Platteville, WI 53818, or visit to donate online.