The Watertown Community Foundation invests in the vitality and future of Watertown by awarding grants to support community priorities, respond to human service needs and enhance recreation, education, arts and culture.

Applicants may call, write or email the Foundation to request a copy of its Grant Application Summary. The staff is available to counsel with interested parties regarding the appropriateness of a project for consideration by the Foundation Board.  

Final determination on all proposals is made by the Board with consideration for donor’s wishes, community needs, and the proposing organization’s capacity to provide effective service to the people of the area.

Applications are accepted at any time and are considered at the monthly Board meetings.

Fund Holders from other communities have the opportunity to help their hometown as well.

Grant Guidelines

  • Only programs and projects in the Watertown area are eligible for funding.
  • In general grants are made for start-up costs for a new program, the acquisition of equipment for an existing program, one-time projects, and for capital improvements.
  • With the exception of scholarships, the Foundation does not make grants to individuals.
  • The completed application must include the Grant Application Summary and a brief narrative  describing the program or project and showing the budget for the proposal. Evidence of approval of the governing Board of the requesting organization is recommended.  Letters of support or other relevant materials may also be included.