Supporting the Watertown Area
The Foundation awards grants to schools within a 30-mile radius of Watertown on an annual basis for public education projects which are beyond the scope of the regular school budget.
The Artwalk idea began through the community visioning process H2O-20. Through the support of the Watertown Area Community Foundation, City of Watertown, Joy Nelson, Gray Construction, Sioux Falls SculptureWalk, SD Arts Council, WACF Giving Back 365, Sculpture Sponsors and Friends of Artwalk, the effort continues to grow and enhance our community while bringing in an array of sculptures for all ages to enjoy.
Award honors an outstanding community service adult volunteer & youth volunteer. Nominated by the public & chosen by a committee of community leaders.
Fifteen local non-profit organizations decorate Christmas trees at the library to raise funds for their organization by getting votes from the community.
You give $365, a dollar a day to make our community better. Through Giving Back 365 you will engage in philanthropy with your peers. Together, we will make Watertown a better place to live, work and raise a family.
Established to help Veterans, their families and employers of veterans who need assistance through a one-stop call center.
Started in 2003 to educate and inspire women to become leaders in philanthropy.
The Watertown Relief Fund is a fund established by the Foundation to support emergency needs of nonprofits organizations, groups and churches in their increasing efforts to serve others during the COVID-19 pandemic. Support has been overwhelming, both to fuel the fund and in the awarding of emergency grants. To date, more than $97,000 has been awarded in grants to support area organizations and charitable groups.
Started in 2001with the notion that young people care about others and would like a voice in the issues, challenges and opportunities they face now and in the future.