The Marshall Home Fund provides two types of grants - Program Grants to organizations and Individual Grants to provide direct assistance to older Watertown residents in need. See the descriptions and guidelines for each below.
We annually award modest program grants to public agencies, private non-profits, and town departments serving adults 55 and older. The services and programs provided through grant funds must directly benefit Watertown residents. We fund innovative projects to support Watertown's efforts to be an Age-Friendly Community---a place where older adults can live, thrive and contribute.
Grant awards are made to fund projects for a twelve (12) month period, which may begin at any time during the calendar year. By awarding any particular grant, the Marshall Home Fund in no way implies that ongoing grants will be made for the same purpose, although recipients may reapply in the future.
See a list of the 2020 grant awards and a description of how they fit into the framework of an Age Friendly Community. The 2020 Program Grants were awarded the end of May, 2020. These 2020 grantees are required to submit an Evaluation Form for 2020 Program Grants within a year of receiving their award, or by March 15, 2021 if applying for a 2021 grant.
2021 guidelines and applications will be available in early 2021. For reference, see the 2020 Grant Guidelines and 2020 Applications.
Direct Financial Assistance
Marshall Home Fund provides financial assistance to individual Watertown residents, age 55 and older, who have an urgent need that cannot be met by family assets or through any other funding sources.
Financial assistance is given for a wide variety of needs, affecting the health and quality of life of recipients.
Requests for assistance must come through a public agency, town department, or private organization. The short financial assistance application form may be submitted at any time on behalf of an individual Watertown resident age 55 or older.
To obtain a financial assistance application form, contact:
The Marshall Home Fund
120 Mt. Auburn Street
Watertown, MA 02472