“Healthy Watertown” Grants

Healthy Watertown Grants 2016 Update

Due to funding constraints, the Watertown Community Foundation will not be making a general request for Healthy Watertown grant proposals in 2016. Past grantees whose programs serve the Watertown Public Schools will be eligible to apply for funds as part of a new program we are offering in partnership with the Watertown Education Foundation: School Based Grants. Health-related grants that fall outside the public school system will be eligible to apply by invitation only. Please contact us if you have any questions about your eligibility. 

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the “Healthy Watertown” Grants, organizations must be public entities or nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status which:

  • Serve Watertown residents or can document an existing partnership with an organization that serves Watertown residents AND
  • Provide a healthy-related program or service to the community.

Some examples of programs that have been supported in the past:

  • Food pantry programs or equipment needs
  • Adolescent education about alcohol/substance abuse
  • Programs/services fostering healthy aging
  • Support programs for care-givers
  • Nutrition and/or meals programs for seniors
  • Programs combating obesity
  • Programs designed to help substance abusers become or remain “clean”
  • Health-related programs for infants and their families
  • Supplies/tools for community gardens
  • Support for health programs/activities

2015 “Healthy Watertown” Grants

On December 3, 2015, WCF’s Board of Directors awarded a total of $12,550 for nine “Healthy Watertown” grants funded by Tufts Health Plan Foundation.  For details, select Grant Recipients.