Current Grantees

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.


2022 Grantee Showcase

Behavioral Health Partners

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.

Care Dimensions
About: As a nonprofit, community-based leader in advanced illness care, Care Dimensions provides comprehensive hospice, palliative care and grief support in more than 100 communities in MA. For more than 40 years, Care Dimensions has cared for patients wherever they live – in their homes, in skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities, in hospitals, or at its two inpatient hospice facilities.
Our grant provides: Financial assistance to at-home hospice patients and their families for unreimbursed care, as well as to employees experiencing hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic
CampErin Boston

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 Children’s Room creates safe, supportive communities so that no child, teen, or family has to grieve alone.
Our grant provides:  Funding for several bereaved MetroWest families to receive an entire year of programing, including peer-based grief support to decrease the sense of isolation that comes with loss. 
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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 for children’s grief support programming utilizing expressive arts therapy.


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 help develop outdoor space to allow the safe gathering of grief support programming for children, teens, and families.

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About:  Samaritans' mission is to reduce the incidence of suicide by alleviating despair, isolation, distress and suicidal feelings among individuals in our community, 24 hours a day; to educate the public about suicide prevention; to help those who have lost a loved one to suicide; and to reduce the stigma associated with suicide. 
Our Grant Provides:  Funding for suicide grief support services in MetroWest communities.

About:  Why Me, Inc. is dedicated to providing support services to families experiencing childhood cancer from the time of diagnosis and continuing throughout every step of treatment and beyond.
Our grant provides: Funding for a bereaved parents weekend support retreat.


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:  Funding to expand a “Camp to College” program to help launch grieving MetroWest teenagers to higher education as well as funding for a vocational training pilot program for solo parents.

Camp Casco
Dignity Matters
Domestic Violence Services Network
Family Promise Metrowest
MetroWest Free Medical Program
MetroWest Free Medical Program
Open Table
My Brothers Table