Charles H. Farnsworth Trust Grant

Charles H. Farnsworth Trust

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Grant amount: US $10,000 - US $250,000

Anticipated deadline: Nov 15, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Research, Capital Project, General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Preferred: Counties in Massachusetts: Norfolk County, Plymouth County, Suffolk County Other eligible locations: Massachusetts

Location of residency: Preferred: Massachusetts Other eligible locations: United States

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About this funder:




The Charles H. Farnsworth Trust was established in 1930 to assist older adults to live in dignity and with independence. In describing the purpose of his legacy, Mr. Farnsworth made clear his interest in supporting housing, particularly in developing affordable housing options and in providing support services to older adults. 

Program interests include:                                                                                                                       

  • Development of housing, especially housing with support services
  • Services for older adults (e.g., health care, homemaker assistance and nutritional support to enable them to continue living in the community)
  • Research, planning and communication to better inform individuals, institutions and the community at large on ways to improve the quality and quantity of housing and support services for older adults

Grant Types & Sizes

Capital grants related to construction or renovation of housing for older adults are of particular interest. General operating grants and support for projects/programs are provided.

Planning grants investigating strategies for the development of supportive housing for older adults also are provided.

Capital grants generally range between $25,000 and $250,000. Typically general operating and program grants range from $10,000 to $25,000.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Preference will be given to those in need who are residents of the Greater Boston area.