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2012-2013 Platteville Initiatives

Cushman Music in the Park Fund Children establish music fund in memory of parents.


he children of Faun and Phyllis Cushman knew that their parents wanted live music to be a permanent part of the culture of the city. After Phyllis’s death in 2012, they honored their parents by creating a fund to support the Platteville Music in the Park Series. The series,

sponsored by the Platteville Main Street Program, features a different local band each Thursday night during the summer in Platteville’s City Park

Applying for a Grant or Scholarship

Nonprofit organizations are always welcome to apply for grants from any of the Community Foundation funds for which they may be eligible. Grant application deadlines vary. Start at the home page of the Community Foundation’s website, Under the Grants tab find your county. Each county page has a list of funds that use a competitive grant selection process. The Open Grant Applications page, also in this section, will tell you what’s in season and link you to qualification information and the application form.

Children of Faun and Phyllis Cushman: First row: Judith Martens, Jacqueline Kay Kingeter, Joanne Reese, Joyce Battles. Second row: Terrence, Thomas and Todd Cushman.

Platteville Community Fund Supports Main Street Program New bike racks combine form and functionality.

landscape. The racks were the result of a fall 2012 grant by the Platteville Community Fund to the Platteville Main Street Program. In the early spring, Platteville Main Street sponsored a bike rack design competition for area artists. Each winner received a monetary award and their design was constructed and installed on the street.


set of new bike racks sprung up in Downtown Platteville this spring offering both an artistic enhancement and a functional addition to the Main Street

For information about scholarships that you may be eligible for, click on the Scholarships tab and choose from the drop-down menu. You will be taken to a menu of scholarship opportunities with instructions on how to apply.

Dedicating the new Downtown Platteville bike racks. Left to Right: Jessie Goodwin, Momentum Bikes, Jack Luedtke, Platteville Main Street Program, Howard Crofoot, City of Platteville, Heidi Dyas-McBeth, Sustainability Committee, Alison Bunte, Platteville Community Fund, Tim Ingram, Momentum Bikes, Jeff Baker, Baker Iron Works, and Kristina Fields, artist. 2012-2013 Annual Report 5

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