No one can pull themselves up by their bootstraps when they are hungry, homeless and afraid. The Brian Watson Foundation is available to help with urgent needs affecting women and children, the homeless and others with immediate needs. We hope the community will come to see us as a group that offers concrete support during times of need.

We are touched by the inspiration of the late Bill Daniel’s who once said, “I am for the underdog, the homeless, the hungry…   for those that need a second chance.”

Like Mr. Daniels, Brian Watson sees America as a nation of people who show tremendous compassion for others. People experiencing hard times often need a loving hand to help them get back on their feet. Growing up in a working class family in rural Colorado, Brian lived in a community where neighbor-to-neighbor caring was the way. Extending love and support to people in need is the Colorado way.

Our goals in this area include:

  • Relieve suffering
  • Meet basic human needs
  • Promote self-sufficiency
  • Enrich the quality of life

Our focus is helping people and families who are homeless or facing economic challenges by offering a helping hand.

The Foundation supports organizations that encourage individuals to:

  • Get back to a position of safety and security
  • Develop greater self-sufficiency, including basic well-being and a path to a healthier life
  • Gain access to training and support for job and life skills

Funding examples in this area

  • Human service organizations
  • Community centers
  • Family resource centers
  • Temporary, traditional and emergency housing
  • Youth mentoring organizations
  • Nonprofit clinics
  • Residential treatment centers
  • Job training
  • Disaster recovery
  • Educational and entrepreneurial training and development

Thank you for your interest in the Brian Watson Foundation grants program. We encourage nonprofit organizations whose work aligns with our funding areas and goals to apply for funding.

Our goal is to help nonprofits and organizations achieve a high level of effectiveness and impact. We do not expect to sustain an organization indefinitely, and a grant award should not been seen as any indication of future or recurring funding.

The Foundation receives many more requests than can be funded. We make every effort to be as effective as possible in awarding grants for distribution.