Grants of up to $2,000 to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations and public entities for programs that foster community health in eligible locations. Funding is intended to address a wide range of health-related issues, including behavioral health, food insecurity, aging, substance abuse, and child and family health. Projects must serve residents in Watertown.
Programs supported by Healthy Watertown Grants in the past have included:
Local food pantries in Watertown
Local programs providing food assistance or purchasing credits for Watertown residents
Nutrition and meal programs for Watertown's school-age children and seniors
Programs and services fostering healthy aging in Watertown
Mental health first aid training for first responders serving Watertown
Programs designed to combat the opioid crisis and provide services and supports for individuals and families in Watertown who struggle with substance use disorders
Health-related programs for infants and their families in Watertown
To be eligible, your program must:
- Be run by a public entity, non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, or an organization that is sponsored by a Watertown-based 501(c)(3) organization. Organizations with a 501(c)(4) tax status are not eligible for support.
- Be based in Watertown and serve the city's residents. If based outside of Watertown, your organization must be able to demonstrate a partnership/collaboration with a Watertown non-profit and that your program directly benefits the health of Watertown residents.
- Provide a program or service that benefits the health of the Watertown community.
- October 11, 2023: Request for Proposals Posted
- November 1, 2023: Applications Due
- Late November, 2023: Applicants Notified
Additional Funding Information
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Estimated Size of Grant
Eligible organizations may apply for a maximum of $2000. The average amount awarded will range from $500 to $1500.