Watertown Community Foundation Grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                 CONTACT: Michael Schade

March 4, 2014                                                                                    PHONE:     617.926.1500


Watertown Foundation to Award $70K in Grants


Watertown Community Foundation Announces Two 2014 Grant Programs


The Watertown Community Foundation (WCF) announces two Spring 2014 grant programs to support local nonprofits, programs and projects.  Approximately $70,000 will be distributed.


One: WCF’s Educational Program will award grants designed to help organizations that serve Watertown develop new or continue existing programs with an educational focus, broadly defined.

Two: WCF’s Institutional Support is designed to help institutions central to the Watertown community by providing funds to maintain critical programming and retain paid staff.  Grants under this program impose neither restrictions on the use of funds nor any program requirements.


Eligible organizations may apply for grants of $500 to $5,000.  The average grant size is expected to be $1,500 – $4,000.  All of the grants will be funded by the Foundation’s Watertown Arsenal Education Fund.


The application deadline for both grant programs is April 18, 2014.

Please note: These programs do NOT include funding for Watertown Riverfront programs or “Healthy Watertown” programs.  Please contact WCF separately for information about those grant programs.

Information and application forms for both grant programs are available on WCF’s website: www.WatertownFoundation.org.  Also, you can email mschade@watertownfoundation.org, call 617.926.1500 or write to the Watertown Community Foundation, PO Box 334, Watertown MA 02471-0334.


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.


WCF and its grantees are consistent leaders in efforts to:

  • Advance education and health
  • Support the most vulnerable
  • Protect the environment
  • Foster community engagement and leadership


Since its inception in 2003, WCF has awarded over $430,000 in grants to programs and organizations serving the residents of Watertown.  Persons interested in supporting WCF should contact Michael Schade, Executive Director.


WCF Board of Directors


Pia Owens and Thea Sahr, Co-Presidents; Andrew Bundy, Vice President; William B. Ford, Treasurer; Robert Kelly; Roberta Miller; Doreen Munger-Dawson; Lora Sabin; Robert Shay; David Siegel; Darshna Varia; Michael Ward; Stephen M. Winnick.


For more information on this announcement, please contact:  Michael Schade, Executive Director, at 617-926-1500, or mschade@watertownfoundation.org.


For more information, please visit http://www.watertownfoundation.org/.




Published by Will Brownsberger

Will Brownsberger is State Senator from the Second Suffolk and Middlesex District.