How to Apply

Applying for a grant of any type requires you to fill out our online application form which is available by registering your organization on the Hubbell-Waterman Foundation online grants system.  Please do not submit paper applications as they will not be processed.

Online Application

In 2018, the Hubbell-Waterman Foundation will accept applications through a new online grant system called Foundant, which is also used by many other local grantmakers. The Community Foundation of the Great River Bend will provide grantmaking services to the Hubbell-Waterman Foundation by managing the online grant system and providing technical support to applicants. All review and decisions will continue to be made by the trustees of the Hubbell-Waterman Foundation.

Please do not submit applications in the old online system. Applicants will have read-only access to the prior application system so they can review their past applications. As of July 10th, the new online grant system is available and the 2018 grant applications are open. Read below for instructions, and click here to apply:


Registering for the Online Grants System

The first time your organization applies for a grant in the new Hubbell-Waterman Foundation online grants system, you must register your organization (in 2018, every applicant will need to register). To register, click the Apply Online button on the left side of this page. This will take you to the online grants system.

On the Login page, enter your organization and personal information. Your account will be created immediately when you have finished registration, and you can then start an application.

Video Tutorial on Registration and Applying for a Grant (4 minutes)

Applying for a Grant

Once logged in, you will be able to start a new grant application. You can save and return to the application as many times as you need to until you hit Submit. Scanned documents accompanying the application must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf formats.

Video Tutorial on Registration and Applying for a Grant (4 minutes)

Grant Application Deadline

September 1 of each year is our deadline for you to completely and accurately fill out and submit your grant application. You will receive an automatic email to confirm that your application has been submitted. Late or incomplete applications may not be resubmitted until the following year’s application cycle.

Our response to all applications placed on the annual agenda will be electronically transmitted to the applicant within two weeks of final action by the trustees of the Foundation.

Asking for Help

If you have questions about the content and purpose of the grant applications, contact C. D. Waterman III or Debbie Collins at 563-333-6608.

If you have questions about the use of the online grant system, contact Kelly Thompson at the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend at 563-326-2840 or [email protected]. The Community Foundation is providing grantmaking services to The Hubbell-Waterman Foundation by managing its online grant system and providing technical support to its applicants.