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.
Requests For Proposals for our 2019 grants were released on February 8, proposals were due March 15, and awards were announced on April 23. 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.
The Awards Ceremony, when the 2019 grants will be distributed, will be May 22, 3:30-5:00 at the Watertown Public Library. The public is welcome.
See a list of this year's grant awards and a description of how they fit into the framework of an Age Friendly Community.
Evaluations: 2019 Grantees must submit their program evaluation by March 15, 2020.
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