Clubs & Organizations
Many of the residents in Platteville take advantage of the community-oriented programs that allow them to have fun and meet other residents while they give something back to the community they call home. Platteville is very volunteer-oriented with many active service clubs. These numerous clubs and organizations in Platteville offer residents a myriad of ways to get involved with the community.
The 4th of July is a privately funded event put on by citizens of Platteville, WI. This event is not possible without the support of the many donors and volunteers that help each year. If you would like to see this tradition continue, please consider making a donation or volunteer your time to help plan and run this years event.
Phone Number(608) 732-9113
An organization to support and assist veterans. Meetings held the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Platteville VFW. Steak feed held first Saturday night of each month, serving 5-8 p.m at the Platteville Golf & Country Club.
Phone Number(608) 852-7887
Non-profit fundraising organization. The corporation is organized exclusively to assist in carrying out educational, scientific and charitable purposes in and about the City of Platteville. The specific purposes shall be to:
-Promote the historic preservation of buildings in the City of Platteville.
-Develop and improve public and private educational and recreational facilities serving the Platteville area, including, but not limited to the area included in the Platteville School District.
-Promote and fund educational, scientific and charitable activities in the City of Platteville and the Platteville School District.
-Engage in such other general activities which are supportive of purely educational, scientific and charitable purposes.
Building Platteville has a revolving loan fund available for these purposes.
Phone Number(608) 348-9674
This Fraternal Order was founded "To promote and practice the four cardinal virtues of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love, and Fidelity; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its members; to quicken the spirit of American Patriotism and cultivate good fellowship." Our meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month at O E Gray. All meetings begin at 7 p.m.
Phone Number(608) 348-5995
Provides prevention and intervention services to victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and elder abuse. Services include emergency shelter, peer counseling, support groups, legal advocacy, medical advocacy and criminal justice advocacy.
Hours: 24 hours/7 days a week
Emergency/Crisis Hotline: (800) 924-2624
Phone Number(608) 348-2846
Family Connections is a trusted resource that helps prepare, educate and support families, childcare providers and the public.
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Phone Number608) 348-3301
The Friends of The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums support the museums through volunteers and fundraising. It supports such special events as Heritage Day and the Christmas Exhibit.
AddressPO Box 105, Lancaster, WI 53813
Phone Number(608) 723-4925
The Grant County Historical Society oversees the operation of two area museums: Cunningham Museum in Lancaster and Mitchell Rountree Stone Cottage in Platteville.
Hours: Monday-Friday 1-4 p.m. (Cunningham Museum)
ContactPeter Angelli or Wally Trouten
Phone Number(608) 642-0276 or (563) 343-9824
Melody Lodge No. 2 Free and Accepted Masons of Wisconsin is a fraternal, charitable organization.
Meetings are the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. (except July & August)
AddressPO Box 46, Platteville, WI 53818
Phone Number(608) 348-9934
The Platteville Area Senior Services/PEAK program offers lifelong fitness, social, recreational, educational and cultural opportunities for area residents over age 50.
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Phone Number(608) 886-8011
Our mission is to connect the Platteville community to the Rountree Branch corridor through recreation, conservation, and environmental education.
Phone Number(608) 778-3344
Email Addressrjweier@centurytel.net or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Platteville Community Fund works to build endowments through charitable giving, thereby providing continuity of support over time to Platteville through grants supporting local projects focused on art and culture, education, health and human services, environment and historic preservation.
Grant application deadlines are April 15 and Sept. 15. The grant application must be completed online at cfsw.org/grants/open-grant-applications/.
Phone Number(608) 732-6544
PCT is a group of community members who promote theatre and the arts in the Platteville community. PCT was begun in 1980 and averages 2-3 shows per year. PCT shows are held in the Municipal Auditorium in City Hall. Anyone in the community and from the surrounding tri-state area is welcome to join. PCT is a 2-time winner of the state AACT-Fest competition and likes to promote local talent.
Meetings are on the first Wednesday of each month at the Platteville Regional Chamber or Legion Park.
Phone Number(608) 778-8572
ContactAaron Pluemer or Jenni Mullikin
Phone Number(608) 642-0312 or (608) 732-1353
The Platteville Jaycees contribute to the advancement of the global community by providing the opportunity for young people to develop their leadership skills, social responsibility, entrepreneurship and fellowship.
They meet the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., June-September at the Legion Park Shelter, May-October at Pioneer Lanes.
ContactKathy Kopp, Bev Johansen
Phone Number(608) 348-6628
Projects include: youth baseball, swim team, scholarships, assisted living visits, peanut sales, pancake breakfasts, cream puff sales and more.
Meetings are held Tuesdays every week at noon via Zoom
Meetings are every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5pm at the Platteville Public Library
ContactDan Anderson, President
Phone Number(608) 712-1351
The group meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Pioneer Lanes.
Phone Number(608) 348-4505
The Platteville Main Street Program is a non-profit organization that advocates for the restoration and preservation of the historic character of downtown while pursuing traditional economic development strategies.
The Platteville Optimist Club was formed in 1919 and charted in 1968. Its membership currently consists of 85 community-minded men and women. The motto is "A Friend of Youth." Optimist International's mission is to provide hope and a positive vision to bring out the best in kids.
Meetings are held Fridays at 7 a.m. via Zoom.
Phone Number(608) 732-4650
Platteville Quota Club Inc's mission is to create and develop service projects relating to hearing and speech, disadvantaged persons, and community service.
The group meets at noon on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month.
Phone Number(608) 348-7947
Offer low-cost clothing, household items and other items to community and surrounding area.
Open Monday-Friday 9a.m. - 5p.m. and Saturday 9a.m. - 4p.m.
Phone Number(608) 778-9652
The mission of the Rotary Club of SW Wisconsin/Platteville is to unite business and professional leaders and to build goodwill throughout the community and the world.
The group meets the first and third Thursday of the month at noon at A&W Restaurant.
Rountree Gallery offers local art exhibits, open studio, family and adult classes, ethnic foods, comedy nights, poetry slams, open mic, local music, dancing and theater.
Meetings are held every third Monday of the month at 5:30pm at 120 W. Main St.
Rountree Gallery at Platteville Public Library is available at 225 W. Main Street in the Community Room and second floor lobby.
ContactUnited Methodist Church
Phone Number(608) 348-9508
Pop-up pantries are held the first Thursday of each month. Bring two large containers. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m., distribution is from 4:30-6:30 p.m. There is a $25 donation required.
Phone Number(608) 223-9121
The Platteville Foodbank is located at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 131 W. Cedar St. in Platteville on the third Friday of every month, starting at 9:03 a.m. It will operate for about an hour or until food runs out.
AddressPO Box 607, Platteville, WI 5381
All children deserve a safe, comfortable place to lay their heads. Too many boys and girls go without a bed—or even a pillow—to sleep on. These children end up sleeping on couches, blankets, and even floors. This can affect their happiness and health.
That’s where Sleep in Heavenly Peace comes in. We’re a group of volunteers dedicated to building, assembling and delivering top-notch bunk beds to children and families in need.
Our chapter is a 100% volunteer organization. Your donation stays in our community and serves kiddos right here.
Phone Number(608) 348-2231
Since 1999, dedicated volunteers, friends and staff have given much of themselves to ensure the success of our local healthcare system through the Southwest Health Foundation. Foundation donors have provided financial support for the construction of the new health center and they continue to be active in shaping the future of healthcare.
Phone Number(608) 723-6659
Southwest Opportunities Center, Inc. (SOC) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) Community Rehabilitation Center. Since 1988, they have been dedicated to providing employment and programming for adults with disabilities who live in Grant County and the surrounding communities in Southwest Wisconsin.
ContactMark Stead or Dan & Paula Cushman
The club promotes, collects and restores antique cars and trucks.
Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month, except December. Locations for meetings changes monthly.
ContactSheri Engelke or Mary Klauer
Phone Number(608) 348-2685
The mission of our local United Way is to increase the community's ability to care for its members by raising and distributing funds to agencies and organizations while evaluating their effectiveness and efficiency. The corporation is a private, non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to uniting the entire community in support of a broad spectrum of individual agency programs that provide health and human services vital to the people of the community.
1. To serve as a central fundraising agency for human service programs for selected agencies.
2. To serve as a community-wide forum for identifying the needs for human services.
3. To act as a central instrument through which the whole community can both support and make use of the agencies that perform those services.
4. To provide an effective voice for ensuring that these services are performed according to the high standards of quality, efficiency and economy.
5. To promote cooperation among the United Way organizations striving for a united appeal, while maintaining their individuality to best meet the needs of the community.
ContactAlumni & Friends
Phone Number(608) 342-1181 or 800-897-2586
The UW-Platteville Foundation is the recognized 501(c)(3) public charity that was established to assist UWP by receiving, managing, administering and dispersing private gifts for the benefit of UWP.
Phone Number(608) 348-8883
Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m at the VFW.
Phone Number(608) 778-8628
Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at V.F.W. Post 5274 at 5 p.m.
Phone Number(608) 348-3719
This group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the V.F.W. Post at 4:30 p.m.
ContactBrent Bowers, Executive Director
Phone Number(608) 348-9689
Wisconsin Badger Camp, Inc. strives to provide quality education and recreation experiences for individuals with developmental disabilities in an outdoor setting.