The Marshall Home Fund provides two types of grants - Program Grants to organizations and Individual Grants to assist 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.
Grant awards will be 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.
We host a Grant Information Session in February each year. Contact us to be on our email list. Program Grant deadlines are typically mid-March, with the awards distributed in May.
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.
Individual assistance grants are given for a wide variety of needs, affecting the health and quality of life of recipients.
Requests for individual assistance must come through a public agency, town department, or private organization. The short individual grant application form may be submitted at any time on behalf of an individual Watertown resident age 55 or older.
To obtain an individual grant application form, call:
Watertown Council on Aging (617) 972-6490
Watertown Social Services Resources office (617) 744-9585
Springwell (617) 926-4100.
or write to:
The Marshall Home Fund
120 Mt. Auburn Street
Watertown, MA 02472