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Support for Housing, Especially for Older Adults, in Greater Boston


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

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


The Farnsworth Trust’s application deadline is November 15. Grant applicants will be notified of grant decisions by the end of March.

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.


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Post date: Nov 5 2019 - 9:44am
Deadline: Nov 15 2019
Program Interest: Arts & culture, Cultural awareness, Housing development, Human/social services

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