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Platteville Community Fund grants more than $32,000
PCF Spring 2014 grantees
Spring Platteville Community Fund grant recipients included (front, from left) Holly Clendenen of the UWP Foundation, Darlene Masters of Family Advocates, Lindsay Hollingsworth of the Hidden Valley Reading Council, Jodie Richards representing the City of Platteville, (middle row) Mary Stirling of the Ridge & Valley Restorative Justice Program, Cindy Martens representing the Food Pantry, Dan Timmerman of the Southern Grant Road Crew, Kayla Liebfried of Wisconsin Badger Camp, Kris Wright representing the Platteville Community Arboretum, (back) Jack Luedtke of the Platteville Main Street program, Brian Allen of Platteville Emergency Medical Service; Jared McGovern representing UWPlatteville College for Kids, Sabrina Earl of Family Connections of Southwest Wisconsin, Jason Tyson representing Platteville Human Powered Trails, and Dwight Klaassen of the Platteville Chorale Inc. - photo by Photo by Joe Grant

The Platteville Community Fund presented 17 grants to 15 organizations at the fund’s recent awards breakfast.

“Today we are making awards totaling in excess of $32,000,” said Nathan Curry, chair of the Platteville Community Fund. “These monies are available through the generosity of now deceased former residents who made legacy gifts to the community including Clarence Gribble, Elinore Loveland, Robert and Marjorie Hartshorn, Margaret Keizer and Claudyne Gies as well as through a special gift made by Tricor. We are forever thankful for these investments that make our community a better place to live, work, play, and learn.”

The Platteville Community Fund received 25 applications with total requests of $72,178. PCF holds two grant cycles per year.

The Platteville Community Fund is a component of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin. Sue Conley, executive director of CFSW, has announced implementation of an online grants application software. Upcoming submissions of grant applications will be made using this technology; the next deadline for PCF grant applications is Sept. 20.

The Platteville Community Fund was established in 2002 and made its first grant in 2005. To date, the fund has awarded 141 grants totaling $256,292.50. PCF is governed by a local volunteer board of Ron Boldt, Shirley Bowden, Louise Brockman, Alison Bunte, Nathan Curry, Duane DeYoung, Les Hollingsworth, Mary Rosemeyer, Cindy Tang, Bill Van Deest, Gene Weber and Angie Wright. PCF welcomes donations from individuals, organizations, businesses and estates. Anyone can make a gift, large or small, and every gift benefits the Platteville community.

To learn more about the Platteville Community Fund contact Curry, 348-2615,, or Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin donor services representative Barb Daus, 778-3344, Donations are received through the year and may be sent to Platteville Community Fund, PO Box 46, Platteville, WI 53818.