Program Grants - Description ...
120 Mt. Auburn Street
Watertown, MA 02472

  The Marshall Home Fund periodically awards modest program grants to public agencies, private not-for-profit organizations, and town departments serving the elderly.  Although program grant recipients need not be based in the community, the beneficiaries of services provided by grant-funded programs must be Watertown residents, age 55 or older.

The Marshall Home Fund 2017-2018 program grant cycle has begun. Since its inception in 2005, the Fund has awarded over $500,000 to public and non-profit organizations serving adults age 55 and older. We accept grant applications that address health, housing, transportation, and the well-being of seniors in Watertown. We encourage you to submit collaborative applications with other organizations that serve this population in Watertown.

2017 Program Grant Applications are now available here.

You are invited to attend our Grant Information Session and meet the Fund’s new Adminstrator on TUESDAY, February 7, 2017 from noon to 1:30 pm, WSB Room, Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main Street, Watertown. A light lunch will be served. Please RSVP to

Snow date is February 10th.
Grant applications will be available at the Information Session, or you may request one by emailing Please note our new application deadline is March 15.
For further information call 617-285-6143.

  “MHF has helped hundreds of Watertown residents with emergency taxi ride service as well as funding a series of classes for improving physical balance, and [provided] financial assistance to qualified individuals with an acute need.  It has made a real difference in the lives of many Watertown seniors.”
- Caryl Fox, Director, Watertown Council on Aging/Senior Center

  “MHF has given us resources to develop better evaluation and staff training systems…As a result, we feel we have been able to provide more comprehensive, sensitive, and higher quality services to Watertown elders with intellectual and developmental disabilities.”
- Virginia Connolly, Executive Director, Beaverbrook STEP, Inc. -

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Priority will be given to programs that address unmet needs.  Program grants are usually awarded in April of each year.  Additional awards may be made later in the year, funds permitting.