The Watson Family Foundation

Financial support for children with developmental disabilities

Thank you for your interest in The Watson Family Foundation.

The Watson Family Foundation was established to support families requiring financial assistance for the care of their special needs children, helping to improve and sustain the children’s quality of life. The Watson Family Foundation is managed by The Calgary Foundation and distributed by the Developmental Disabilities Resource Centre of Calgary (DDRC).


Grant applicants must ensure the following guidelines are met:

  • The direct beneficiary of the grant must be under 18 years of age.
  • The direct beneficiary of the grant has been diagnosed with a developmental disability and proper documentation (e.g., proper documentation, such as a doctor’s report, is provided).
  • The family has not applied for the grant within 5 years of the last request.
  • The applicant must prove that other sources of funding have been exhausted.
  • The applicant must fill out the application completely and accurately.

All applications are reviewed by a committee to ensure the guidelines have been met. All applicants – successful or not – will be contacted with the final decision.

Successful applicants will not receive funds directly; instead, funds will be distributed in a manner that ensures the money is used for the sole purpose of the request. Examples of how funds are distributed include setting up accounts with a third party, invoicing expenses, and reimbursing expenses.


If you have any other questions about The Watson Family Foundation or would like an application form, please contact:

Fund Development
Developmental Disabilities Resource Centre of Calgary (DDRC)
4631 Richardson Way S.W.
Calgary, AB T3E 7B7
Phone: (403) 240-7312   Fax: (403) 240-3230

The Calgary Foundation