Applicants Sought for Watertown Community Foundation’s Education Grants

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The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Community Foundation:

The Watertown Community Foundation (WCF) has merged with the Watertown Education Foundation (WEF) and announces the release of the Fall 2018 School Program Grants. This program focuses solely on Watertown’s public schools and seeks to support activities that improve instruction and learning.  The application form is available online.

Grant requests of up to $2,500 will be considered, though the average amount awarded will likely range from $500 to $1,000. Where partnerships of two or more schools or organizations are involved an award of up to $5,000 will be considered. A total of $35.000 will be awarded Applications can be submitted for individual classrooms, grade-level initiatives, after-school programs, school-wide efforts, and system-wide plans. Preference will be given to proposals that extend beyond one classroom and enrich the learning environment. Examples of past support include:

• Supplemental materials or books (e.g., student book clubs, school gardens)

• Equipment (e.g., musical instruments, supplemental lab or engineering equipment)

• Special events and speakers (e.g., anti-discrimination or drug and alcohol prevention programs, author-in-residence)

• Student Programs (e.g., college readiness, student newspaper, art and science

• Experimental School or District wide initiatives (e.g. Kingian non-violence training, Picture-in-Writing materials and training for all three elementary schools)

The application deadline for the School Program Grants is November 21, 2018.
Eligibility information and application forms for the grant program is available on WCF’s website: or you may email questions to

The Watertown Community Foundation works to build and sustain a vibrant, close-knit community in Watertown – now, and for future generations. To accomplish this, WCF raises funds from people and partner institutions, awards grants to non-profits and community projects, and builds networks of donors, grantees, program participants and stakeholders.

Since its inception in 2003, WCF has awarded over $1,000,000 in grants to programs and organizations serving Watertown.

WCF Board of Directors

David Siegel and Darshna Varia, Co-Presidents; Robert Airasian; Albrik Avanessian; Emily Barclay; Andrew Bundy; Eleanor Donato; William B. Ford; Elaina Griffith; Robert Kelly; Mary Ann Mulligan; Lora Sabin; Robert Shay; CL Tian; Michael Ward; and Kathryn White.

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