Watertown School Program Grants

2016-2017 Watertown Schools Program Grants

The Watertown Community Foundation (WCF) and the Watertown Education Foundation (WEF) have teamed up to create a new grant program—The Watertown School Grant Program. This new program will focus solely on Watertown’s public schools and seeks to support activities that improve instruction and learning.

On January 26, 2017, WCF’s Board of Directors awarded a total of $35,012 for 23 education grants funded by the Foundation’s Watertown Arsenal Education Fund and by the Watertown Education Foundation. Grantees are listed on our Watertown School Program Grant Recipients page.



Note: This grant program does NOT include funding for “Healthy Watertown” projects. Please contact us separately for information about that program.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be public entities or nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Organizations implementing programs within a school(s) are welcome to apply. NOTE: Grants will not be provided to individuals; applications from teachers must be submitted in partnership with their school or school’s PTO to administer the awarded funds.

Grant Amounts

Applicants are welcome to submit requests of up to $2,500, though the average amount awarded will likely range from $250 to $1,000. Where partnerships of two or more organizations are involved an award of up to $5,000 will be considered.

Grant Types

Applications can be submitted for individual classrooms, grade-level initiatives, afterschool programs, school-wide efforts, and system-wide plans. Funds may be spent on such items as materials, equipment, speakers, consultants, space costs, travel, entrance fees, and tuition not otherwise covered by the school. Grants should cover activities for the 2016-2017 academic year. Exceptions will be considered.


  • November 1, 2016           Request for Proposals Posted
  • December 16, 2016          Applications Due to WCF/WEF
  • January 20, 2017             Applicants Notified
  • December 15, 2017          Reports Due

Submission Instructions

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications online

You may also download an application and email the completed application to info@watertownfoundation.org


Email info@watertownfoundation.org