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The Great Watertown Community Health Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2017 grant awards. The awards include 12 Changemaker Health Grants and 43 Spark! Health Grants.

Changemaker Health Grants

Spark! Health Grant awards by category:




The GWCHF serves the residents of Dodge and Jefferson Counties with priority given to projects impacting the communities served by the following school districts: Dodgeland, Hustisford, Ixonia, Jefferson, Johnson Creek, Lake Mills, Waterloo and Watertown.

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GWCHF Grant Making Policies

A. Eligibility Guidelines

All funded projects must serve residents of Dodge and Jefferson Counties with priority given to those most greatly impacting residents of the following school districts: Dodgeland, Hustisford, Ixonia, Jefferson, Johnson Creek, Lake Mills, Waterloo and Watertown.

Eligible organizations include 501c(3) designated non-profits and governmental agencies including schools. Religious organizations are invited to apply for funding for activities that benefit the larger community. Individuals and for-profits are not eligible for funding.

B. GWCHF's Objective: Measurable Improvements in Health and Wellbeing

We are looking to invest in:

C. What We Fund:

See GWCHF's Allowable Costs for Grants Policy.

D. What We Do Not Fund:

We are unable to fund:

While GWCHF does not contribute to "bricks and mortar" fundraising campaigns, GWCHF's directed initiatives may include capital investments which promote health equity and are:

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Health equity is the attainment of the highest level of health for all people. Health equity efforts ensure all people have full and equal access to opportunities that enable them to lead healthy lives.

E. Grant Making Processes

  1. Each grant cycle, the foundation will develop a formal Request for Proposals which outlines objectives, the application process and timeline, funding available and criteria for decision making. GWCHF anticipates offering one grant cycle each year. The foundation does not accept proposals outside of the annual grant cycle.
  2. GWCHF will hold in person and/or web workshops to inform potential applicants about the cycle's objectives and processes.
  3. GWCHF seeks to collaborate with grant seekers and invites applicants to participate in proactive dialogue with the foundation as the grant proposal is being developed.
  4. All applicants will complete an on-line grant application process.
  5. The Board will provide final approval of all awards.
  6. GWCHF reserves the right to determine the amount of each grant awarded, the timing of payments and reporting requirements.

GWCHF makes an effort to minimize sponsorships so that it can use its resources to drive focused improvements in health. However, on a very limited basis, the Foundation will sponsor an educational event or conference if it:

GWCHF will not sponsor fundraising events or purely social events. Any events sponsored by the Foundation must be located in Dodge or Jefferson County or provide information or resources to a large number of Dodge and Jefferson County residents.



Allowable costs for grants policy

Indirect expenses are not funded expenses. GWCHF expects that partner organizations have the existing financial strength to carry on routine business. Therefore rent, insurance, maintenance and repair and personnel costs for support staff not involved in the project are not reimbursable.