Grant Applications

Please contact the Watertown Area Community Foundation office at 605-882-3731 or by email at: for any questions.

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. Foundation staff are happy to discuss your project and consult on whether it would meet WACF guidelines.
  • With the exception of scholarships, the Foundation does not make grants to individuals.
  • Completed applications 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.

“Hands down, one of our most cherished relationships that has been formed over the past several years has been with our WACF friends! The generosity they have extended to us has enabled us to meet needs for some of the most vulnerable people in our community. We are so grateful!”

-Stacy Hendricks

Executive Director, Brothers & Sisters Behind Bars

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