The Watertown Community Foundation has accomplished great things because of donors who have supported our mission to improve the quality of life in Watertown by promoting charity, education and culture in the community.
**Support the Watertown Community Foundation™s ongoing work with an unrestricted gift of any amount
** Contribute to an existing fund.
Agency Endowment Funds
Nonprofit agencies and charitable organizations may establish an agency endowment fund at the Watertown Community Foundation to create permanent funding sources for their programs, ensuring long-term organizational objectives. Agency Endowment funds are as follows:
Arrow Education Foundation Fund (established in 1997)
Established by the Watertown Alumni Association to support educational programs and projects in the Watertown Schools.
Boys and Girls Club of Watertown Fund (established 2004)
An agency endowment established by the Boys and Girls Club of Watertown for use by that organization to provide behavioral guidance and to promote the health, social, educational, vocational and character development of youth.
Codington County Historical Society Fund (established 2006) An agency endowment established by the Codington County Historical Society for use by that organization for the preservation, interpretation, and dissemination of the heritage of Codington County, South Dakota.
Codington County Search and Rescue Fund (established 2005)
An agency endowment established by the Codington County Search and Rescue Team for use by that organization.
Derby Downs Fund
An agency endowment established by Derby Downs supporters to promote and improve Derby Downs facilities.
Friends of Acoustic and Blues Fund
An agency fund established by Friends of Acoustic and Blues for use by that organization.
Goss Foundation Fund
An agency endowment established by the Goss Foundation for use by that organization.
The Joy Ranch Fund (established in 2007)
An agency endowment established by The Joy Ranch for use by that organization.
Lake Area Zoological Society (established 2001)
An agency endowment established by the Lake Area Zoological Society for use by that organization.
Prairie Lakes Health Care Foundation Fund (established 1996)
An endowment funded initially by PLHCF which is open to community support. It supports the activities and purposes of Prairie Lakes Health Care System, Inc.
Preschool Scholarship Fund
Donors recognize that children who participate in preschool are less likely to repeat a grade or require special education and are more likely to graduate from high school. Selection of the scholarship recipients shall be made through an application process at the Watertown School District.
Town Players Fund (established 2008)
An agency endowment established by Town Players for use by that organization. Town Players has been challenged by the Watertown Community Foundation to raise $25,000 in endowment prior to 2010 to qualify for a one-to-one match up to $25,000 from the Watertown Community Foundation.
United Way Donor Fund (established 1988)
An agency endowment established by Watertown Area United Way for use by that organization.
Watertown Chapter South Dakota Symphony League
An agency endowment established by WCSDSL to support symphony concerts in Watertown.
Watertown Area Disaster Relief Fund (established in 1997)
Established through a donation of the residuals from the Income Continuation Loan program.
Watertown Area Special Olympics Fund (established 2001)
For the operation of Watertown Area Special Olympics
Watertown Police Department Fund
An agency endowment fund established to support Watertown Police Department activities to include Camp Chance, Police Explorers, Drug K-9 Teams, Safety Patrol, drug and alcohol prevention initiatives and other community focused initiatives identified by the Watertown Police Department.
Watertown Resource Center Fund (established 2007)
An agency endowment established by the Womenâ€™s Resource Center for use by that organization, now known as Watertown Resource Center.
Watertown Senior Citizens Fund
An agency endowment established by the Watertown Senior Citizens for use by that organization.
Watertown Trail Fund
Established to promote the planning, acquisition, construction and maintenance of a public system of hiking and bicycling trails throughout the City of Watertown.
Youth Council Fund
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The Watertown Community Foundation currently manages over fifty funds that benefit a diverse range of causes and needs. These funds are combined in a pool whose earnings are disbursed to nonprofit organizations, charitable and educational projects and scholarships according to the intent of each donor.