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Hunter Brooks Watson (HBW) Memorial Fund Grant

Grants to USA and St. Vincent Youth to Pursue
and Implement Innovative Projects and Ideas

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Foundation / Corporation

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Hunter Brooks Watson (HBW) Memorial Fund

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Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 to USA and St. Vincent youth, ages 16 to 25, to pursue their own innovative ideas and projects. Special consideration will be given to applications in the areas of music and performing arts, computer science and technology, and entrepreneurship. Funding is intended to provide financial support to young people who demonstrate a passion and enthusiasm towards positive, new projects. Grant winners will be assigned a Mentor to encourage their progress and offer advice as needed.

The purpose of this Fund is to encourage young people to follow their dreams, to think outside the box and to pursue their greatest vision in life.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183650

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants range from $500 to $5,000. Applications for more than $5,000 will not be considered.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any person between the ages of 16 and 25 being a legal resident of the US or St. Vincent with a passionate interest in something but not having the financial resources to explore that passion is eligible.

It is important to note that there is no GPA requirement, no community involvement requirement, and no religious affiliation requirement for our grants nor will this benefit or negatively impact any application submitted to the HBW Fund.

Family members and relatives of Hunter Watson’s family and the Founders Committee are not eligible for these Grants.

Also, funding is not provided for existing programs or educational financial assistance.

Pre-Application Information:

To encourage emerging ideas there are 2 grant cycles a year. The previous round for grants closed on November 15th, 2018.

Important Dates (Please note that the following dates are subject to change without notice):
- Grant applications due: Saturday, June 15, 2019
- Grants announced:5 PM on Saturday, August 31, 2019, and January 30, 2020

Applicants should check the HBW Fund webpage beginning 60 days after the application deadline to determine whether they have been awarded funding. Since the Fund's grant committee is all-volunteer, applicants will not be individually notified of grant decisions or offered recommendations on how to improve their application.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Hunter Watson Fund
P.O. Box 326
McLean, VA 22101

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.