WCF announces Healthy Watertown grant program

We share this press release from Watertown Community Foundation.


Watertown Community Foundation to Award $19K in

“Healthy Watertown” Grants

The Watertown Community Foundation (WCF) announces its health-related grant program to support local nonprofits, programs, and projects. $19,000 will be distributed. The “Healthy Watertown” Program will award grants designed to help organizations that serve Watertown develop new or continue existing programs with a health focus, broadly defined. Eligible organizations may apply for grants up to $2,500. These grants are funded by a grant to WCF from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation. The application deadline is October 27, 2014.

Note: The “Healthy Watertown” grant program does NOT include funding for Riverfront Mini-Grant projects or for Educational Programs. Please contact us separately for information about those grant programs.

Information and application forms 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, a public, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, works to build and sustain a vibrant, close-knit community in Watertown – now, and for future generations. To accomplish this, WCF raises funds from individuals, families, businesses, and foundations; 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:

  • Advancing education and health
  • Supporting the most vulnerable
  • Encouraging creativity and the arts
  • Protecting the environment
  • Fostering community engagement and leadership

 Since its inception in 2003, WCF has awarded over $500,000 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 Airasian; Doreen Dawson; Eleanor Donato; Robert Kelly; Roberta Miller; Lora Sabin; Robert Shay; David Siegel; Darshna Varia; Michael Ward; Stephen M. Winnick.

For additional information, visit WCF’s website: http://www.watertownfoundation.org