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Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc.

Profile

Last Updated: 2016-05-11

At A Glance

Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc.

310 Tom Watson Way

Thomson, GA United States 30824-0037

Telephone: (706) 595-8886

URL: www.watson-brown.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $139,969,552

Total giving: $2,308,329

EIN

237097393

BRIDGE Number

0877179628

Additional Contact Information

Scholarship contact: Sarah Allgood, Asst. Dir., Scholarships & Alumni Rels., e-mail: sallgood@watson-brown.org

Background

Established in 1970 in GA

Purpose and Activities

The foundation awards grants to qualifying organizations that have an abiding interest in the history and culture of the South. Grants take many forms, including book subventions, museum and archive support, preservation awards, educational programming and research support. Typical recipients include colleges and universities, scholarly societies, and other public charities that collect or advance knowledge of the foundation's region. The foundation focuses its giving largely within the southeast. The majority of grants awarded support southern studies and related programming at the college level. Academic disciplines and areas of interest also include: history, English, literature, law, agricultural education, and historic preservation. The foundation also provides college scholarships of $3,000 and $5,000 for students from Burke, Columbia, Elbert, Glascock, Hart, Jefferson, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Taliaferro, Warren, and Wilkes, GA, and Aiken, Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenville, McCormick, and Spartanburg, SC.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Scholarships of $3,000 and $5,000 to students from Burke, Columbia, Elbert, Glascock, Hart, Jefferson, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Taliaferro, Warren, and Wilkes, GA, and Aiken, Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenville, McCormick, and Spartanburg, SC, who plan to attend a four-year accredited, non-profit college.

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Agriculture
  • Arts and culture
  • Higher education
  • Historic preservation
  • Historical activities
  • History
  • Law education
  • Literature and writing
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adolescents
  • Children and youth
  • People of African descent

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $139,969,552 (market value)

Gifts received: $36,243,836

Expenditures: $5,176,186

Total giving: $2,308,329

Qualifying distributions: $5,095,389