Donate

When you donate to WATCH, you help grow the voice of tenants, immigrants and other Waltham residents who are working to build a stronger, fairer community.

Your gift supports tangible, long-lasting improvements in our community!

As a WATCH contributor, you will also have a chance to connect with like-minded neighbors.

And, a donation to WATCH is tax deductible.

Here are some examples of what your donation could do:

$500: Help an adult English student in gaining the language skills to get a better job

$250: Draw in five new local residents who will to get involved to fight for more healthy and affordable housing

$100: Purchase light bulbs, caulk and spray foam insulation to make low-income tenants and owners' homes more energy efficient, affordable and healthy

$50: Train a single mother on tenant-landlord law so and help her negotiate with her landlord for safer housing conditions

$35: Train a new tutor on how to successfully help a neighbor improve his/her English language skills

How you can donate:

If you’d prefer to mail your gift, make your check out to WATCH and mail it to: WATCH, 24 Crescent Street Suite 201, Waltham, MA 02453

If your company has a matching grant program, please submit your donation information to your employer so that WATCH may benefit doubly from your generosity! WATCH's tax ID number is: 22-2918528

Leave a legacy: You can name WATCH as a beneficiary in your will or retirement account.  Speak with your attorney or financial planner or email Tania to learn more.

You can get 1/2 your donation of $1,000 or more back as a state tax credit!  Read about here.

Where does WATCH get its annual income?

  • Corporate or foundation grants for which WATCH must apply annually: 32%
  • Contributions from community members like you: 22%
  • Corporate & organizational gifts & sponsorships: 21%
  • Rental income from 3 affordable units we lease to local low-income residents: 17%
  • Program income from our class fees: 6%
  • Government sources: 2%

How does WATCH spend its annual funding?

  • Community Organizing around affordable housing and immigrants rights: 25%
  • Homebuyer Classes and the Housing Clinic: 6%
  • Energy efficiency barnraisings: 6%
  • Adult education in English, leadership & life skills: 28%
  • Affordable Housing property management & mortgages: 14%
  • Fundraising: 6%
  • Administration: 15%