Watertown Community Foundation to Award Up To $35,000 in Grants for Healthy and School-Based Programs

Applications for Healthy Watertown and School Program Grants Accepted Starting October 11

The following press release was provided by the Watertown Community Foundation

Watertown – On October 11, the Watertown Community Foundation (WCF) will open the 2023 application processes for two grant programs: Healthy Watertown and School Programs.

WCF’s Heathy Watertown Grants will support new or existing programs that keep Watertown’s residents and families healthy. Up to $15,000 will be distributed in 2023 to eligible organizations. Programs supported by these grants in the past have included: food pantries in Watertown; nutrition and meal programs for school-age children and seniors; programs and services fostering healthy aging; mental health first aid training for first responders; programs providing services and supports for individuals and families struggling with substance use disorders; and health-related programs for infants and their families. You can learn more about how to apply for Healthy Watertown Grants here. The application deadline for this grant program is November 1, 2023.

WCF’s School Program Grants offers support educational enrichment programs run in collaboration with the Watertown Public Schools. Up to $20,000 will be distributed in 2023 to eligible organizations. These grants will support projects for individual classrooms, grade level initiatives, after school programs, school-wide efforts, and system-wide plans, with preference for programs and projects that extend beyond one classroom and invite partnership and collaboration. Programs and projects supported by these grants in the past have included: supplemental materials, equipment, special events and speakers, student programs and experimental school or district-wide initiatives. You can learn more about how to apply for School Program Grants here. The application deadline for this grant program is November 22, 2023.

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 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 Hsu-Balzer; Heather Leary; Anthony Paolillo; Lora Sabin; Robert Shay; David Siegel; Felicia Sullivan; Elaina Themistos; and Donna Tuccinardi


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