In response to continued challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Greater Watertown Community Health Foundation announces additional funding available for local non-profit organizations and safety net agencies serving our community's most vulnerable residents.
These Emergency Response Grants will support
agencies currently providing services who are experiencing:
- an increased demand for services due to the virus
- an increase in expenses in order to safely deliver services within emergency guidelines
Funded organizations must serve individuals in communities served by the Dodgeland, Hustisford, Ixonia, Jefferson, Johnson Creek, Lake Mills, Waterloo and Watertown school districts.
For more information and to apply for a grant, please click here
. Questions may be directed to Community Engagement & Grants Coordinator Andi Merfeld
Watch For Non-Profit Stabilization Grant Announcement in January
Non-profit Stabilization Grants will be available in early 2021. Stabilization grants will help non-profit organizations experiencing significant cash flow challenges or the need to significantly pivot their business models in response to the pandemic. These grants will prioritize agencies serving at-risk populations and will require a review of 2020 financial statements. Non-profit organizations are encouraged to watch for the Foundation to release a Request for Proposals for Non-Profit Stabilization Grants in late January.
If you are aware of needs in our community that do not fall within the parameters for these grants, please contact us
. We are actively listening to determine how we can best support our local organizations as they cope and serve the community throughout this crisis.
Since last spring, the Foundation has awarded approximately $100,000 in Emergency Response Grants for food, shelter, and service adaptations of agencies.