The Parmenter Foundation

The Parmenter Foundation’s mission is to create, support, implement and promote programs and activities that enhance the health and well-being of the Metrowest communities; primarily focusing on advancing state-of-the-art care, planning and education related to managing serious illness, end of life, and bereavement for all ages. The Parmenter Foundation seeks to help Metrowest families better cope.

The Parmenter Foundation supports hospice care at the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence in Wayland, Mass.; HEARTplay℠ and Camp Erin® Boston, the award-winning children’s bereavement support program and camp; CareGroup Parmenter Home Care and Hospice bereavement services for adults; MetroWest Free Medical Program in Sudbury and the Parmenter Food Pantry. Learn more about The Parmenter Foundation Grantees.

We have a variety of opportunities for you to help improve the lives of many.

ways to help

Providing healthy food to Wayland families in need throughout the year.

Please help us to provide programs that strengthen our community.

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  • Parmenter Food Pantry Has New Home - The Parmenter Food Pantry has operated for over 25 years; providing food to Wayland residents in need. Since its beginning, operating out of the Parmenter building on Cochituate Road, it has been the only food ...
  • Grant to MetroWest Free Medical Program - The Parmenter Foundation proudly announces that it has made a $10,000 grant to The MetroWest Free Medical Program (MWFMP) in Sudbury for their “Close the GAP” program.  The goal of this new program is to Guarantee Access to healthcare ...
  • Grant to New Initiative: Behavioral Health Partners MetroWest - The Parmenter Foundation proudly announces that it has made a $10,000 grant to Advocates in Framingham, MA to support their new initiative: Behavioral Health Partners MetroWest (BHPMW).  The BHPMW is an exciting new entity comprised ...