Grant Application Process

The Parmenter Foundation provides funding for nonprofit organizations, based in MetroWest, that offer innovative and compassionate end of life care and bereavement programs.

The Parmenter Foundation accepts grant applications for review on a rolling basis throughout the year. Grant applications are due by October 1, to be awarded in December. Parmenter's grant application is being revised at this time and will be made available shortly.

If you have any questions about the grant process please contact our Executive Director.

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 June and 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. Grant applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received throughout the year.