Watertown Community Foundation to Award $130,000 for 2024 Spring Grant Cycle

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The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Community Foundation:

The Watertown Community Foundation (WCF) will open the 2024 application process for Institutional and Program grants starting April 1. These grants support local non-profits, community-based organizations, programs, and projects that serve Watertown. Approximately $130,000 in grants will be awarded.

WCF’s Program Grants will support new or existing programs with an educational focus (broadly defined) that are run by local organizations that serve Watertown and are not offered through Watertown’s public or private schools. Eligible organizations may apply for grants of $500 up to $5,000.

WCF’s Institutional Support Grants will support non-profit institutions central to the Watertown community by providing funds to support the organizational mission, staffing and operating costs. Institutional Support Grants do not restrict the use of funds or impose any requirements. Eligible organizations may apply for grants of up to $7,500.

The application deadline for both grant programs is April 24, 2023.

Watertown Community Foundation Introduces New Online Grant Application Portal

Starting on April 1, the Watertown Community Foundation will only accept grant applications through the Watertown Community Foundation Online Grant Application Portal.

“We are excited to introduce a new online grants application system to the Watertown community,” says Tia Tilson, Executive Director of the Watertown Community Foundation. “Our work to support the vibrant non-profit sector in Watertown with grant funding has outgrown our current systems. Since 2021 the Watertown Community Foundation has seen a minimum of 25% growth in grant applications every year. Our new online grant application portal will make tracking grants easier for everyone. Applicants will be better able to manage and track their applications and grant reports, while the work of board members, volunteers and staff will be streamlined as they consider all the great initiatives seeking financial support.”

The Watertown Community Foundation will hold two information sessions on March 27, 2024, to learn more about the new Online Grant Application Portal. Applicants can sign up for either information session at watertownfoundation.org.

About Watertown Community Foundation 

The Watertown Community Foundation works to build and sustain a vibrant, close-knit community in Watertown – now, and for future generations. Since 2003, WCF has awarded more than $3,000,000 in grants to address local needs to make positive change in the lives of people who live and work in Watertown. With financial support from the Watertown community, we partner with non-profits to help PO Box 334, Watertown, MA 02471 watertownfoundation.org end food insecurity, keep people housed, educate kids, lift-up the arts, and break down barriers to bring people together. See our list of grantees here.

WCF Board of Directors

Lauren Coughlin Unsworth and Mary Ann Mulligan, Co-Presidents; Albrik Avanessian; Emily Barclay; Ninos Hanna; Eileen Hsü-Balzer; Heather Leary; Jennifer Nicholson, Anthony Paolillo; Leah Pennino, Lora Sabin; Robert Shay; David Siegel; Felicia Sullivan; and Donna Tuccinardi

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