A History of Serving Watertown

In 1979, a group of community leaders created the Watertown Area Community Foundation with $3,000 remaining from Watertown’s Centennial celebration. Their goal – provide a way for individuals to give back locally. 

For over 45 years, the Foundation has remained focused on the community of Watertown, responding to its ever-changing needs with the simple yet powerful adage of Looking Forward and Giving Back.

Now, with the support of thousands of generous donors, the assets of the Foundation exceed $33 million and nearly $12 million has been awarded to local nonprofit organizations and scholarship recipients.

Create Your Legacy Today

Amplify your impact by partnering with the Watertown Area Community Foundation. Together we will make life better today and shape a brighter tomorrow for the Watertown area.

Sign-up for our e-newsletter

Submit your email address to receive our monthly e-newsletter.