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: Support for the SmartCare program, bringing an elevated level of clinical home care to the sickest hospice patients, as well as bereavement bags for patients' families, letting them know they are not alone while they may not be able to gather for grief rituals.

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.

Charlie's Guys Logo
About:  Charlie's Guys provides support, through special gifts, experiences and care packages, for children 18 years and younger who have lost a sibling or loved one. 
Our grant provides:  Funding for program expansion to provide access for MetroWest families.
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. 
Courageous Parents Network Logo
About: Courageous Parents Network is an organization and educational platform that orients, empowers and accompanies families and providers caring for children with serious illness. 
Our grant provides: Funding for psycho-educational workshops for bereaved parents and training for hospice and palliative care providers to equip them to care for grieving parents.
Good Shepherd Community Care

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 for 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: Direct services to bereaved children, including an innovative movement therapy program, GriefMOVES, to address inactivity during the pandemic.

Mass General Logo
About: Lucy's Love Bus helps children with cancer by providing free integrative therapies such as massage, yoga, meditation, acupuncture, and music therapy, to help ease pain and anxiety during and after traditional medical treatment.
Our grant provides: Funding for a pilot respite care program for families with children who have cancer.
Mass General Logo
About: Mass General for Children provides a full spectrum of care — from primary care to complex diagnoses -- for newborns, children and adolescents from New England and around the world.
Our grant provides: Funding to establish a hospital-wide bereavement program to support grieving families and the staff who have provided care to children before their deaths.
R4R Logo
About: Runway for Recovery provides families with a continuum of support along their journey with breast cancer.  They celebrate survivors, honor legacies and fund families who have experienced loss.
Our grant provides: Financing for a legacy video project to help terminal patients make lasting videos for their children, as well as funding to help families that are grieving to reduce financial and logistical burdens. 
Samaritan's Logo
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: 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.

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