The Parmenter Foundation is dedicated to supporting nonprofit organizations that provide high-quality, innovative hospice and palliative care as well as family bereavement programs serving MetroWest children, adults and caregivers. We exclusively fund high quality programs that have meaningful impact for our neighbors who are navigating the challenging end-of-life and/or grieving process.
For more information about the grantees listed below, please click on their logos.
2023 Grantee Showcase
Please check back as new videos are added periodically regarding our most recent grantees.
About: Behavioral Health Partners of MetroWest provides a referral line that is a centralized point of entry for coordination of services including counseling, housing, food, and employment for MetroWest families coping with grief and mental health issues.
Our grant provides: Funds to staff a tri-lingual care coordinator position for the referral line to help those in need of behavioral health and social service assistance get connected to partner agencies and/or other resources in the community.
Our grant provides: Funding for social engagement support programs, such as Uber rides, virtual reality equipment, and pocket talkers hearing devices, to support hospice patients and their caretakers.
About: Camp Erin® Boston is a free bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 receive a camp experience, led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities.
Our grant provides: Funding for a weekend bereavement camp for children and teens.
About: The Center for Healing and Justice through Sport is a national nonprofit organization working to ensure that more young people have access to sport experiences that are youth-centered, healing-centered, inclusive, and address issues of systemic injustice. Its mission is to make sport healing for all youth, everywhere, through training, consulting, and movement building.
Our Grant Provides: Funding for E-Motion, a program inspired by the life of Havi Goldstein to empower and equip communities to show up for each other through movement-based grief work. Housed within CHJS, E-Motion is for any community that has suffered or has witnessed a loss and/or wishes to meet with grace their inevitable losses in the future.
About: Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to support people diagnosed with ALS, their families, healthcare providers, and communities as they navigate the complexities, both physical and emotional, associated with the disease.
Our Grant Provides: Funding for a full-time palliative care doctor, as part of the Palliative Care Initiative, to work with MetroWest ALS patients, their families and their caregivers.
About: Good Shepherd Community Care delivers high quality hospice and palliative care, support and education for those experiencing or anticipating serious illness and loss.
Our grant provides: Funding to subsidize a hospice bed at the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence. Our grant also helps to fund the Caminos de Paz Latino Hospice Program, providing culturally competent end-of-life care to underserved Latino populations.
About: HEARTplay serves children, teens and young adults of all abilities who are coping with the life-limiting illness or death of an important person in their lives.
Our grant provides: Funding to ensure programs are equitable, inclusive and accessible, and include offerings in Spanish and Portuguese, expanding access to grief support, so that no child grieves alone.
About: Jeff’s Place provides free grief support groups for families who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling. It serves children ages three to 18, along with their caregivers, as well as young adults aged 18 to 25. Jeff’s Place’s vision is that no one grieves alone.
Our grant provides: Funding to support the GriefMOVES program which integrates movement and mindfulness techniques into the group and individual counseling process, to empower children and caregivers to learn new ways of managing the uncomfortable physical feelings, emotions and sensations that accompany grief.
About: Rett's Roost is a beacon of healing for families impacted by childhood cancer, offering holistic retreats that create connection, nurture hope, and honor the power of grief and love.
Our Grant Provides: Funding to support MetroWest families grieving the loss of a child to cancer, with the goal of developing a Continuum of Care for both the parents and siblings.
About: Wildflower, Inc. provides sustained, long-term support for children who have lost a parent, as well as their families, for as many years as they need help.
Our grant provides: The gifts of camp, enriching experiences, and consistent, long-term support to help families strengthen their resilience and create positive opportunities for the future.