Grant Application Process

The Parmenter Foundation provides funding for nonprofit organizations that offer innovative and compassionate end-of-life care and bereavement programs for MetroWest residents.
Grant applications are due by October 1.  Grant applicants will be notified of their grant status in December of the same year and grant funding is awarded in January.
If you have any questions about the grant process, please contact our Executive Director, Angela Crocker.
Grant Governance

Leading the grant funding initiatives, The Parmenter Foundation has a designated Grant Committee comprised of trustees, staff, volunteers and the executive director. The Grant Committee reviews and vets every grant application and in doing so, may pursue a process of discovery and due diligence which may include:

  • reviewing publicly available information;
  • talking with references;
  • meeting with the program founders and/or directors;
  • attending program events;
  • requesting further information as appropriate.

The Grant Committee meets regularly throughout the year and is responsible for establishing overall strategy and making recommendations to the full Board of Trustees. In turn, the Board votes on all grant proposals during its December meetings. For all grant submissions, it is within the sole discretion of the Board to approve, in whole or in part, deny, or request further information.