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Boston Fatherless & Widows Society


Last Updated: 2016-03-08

At A Glance

Boston Fatherless & Widows Society

P.O. Box 55806

Boston, MA United States 02205-5806

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-11-30)

Assets: $7,949,192

Total giving: $443,200






Established in 1817 in MA; incorporated in 1837

Purpose and Activities

The society provides aid to elderly indigent widows in the greater Boston, MA, area.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Grants to economically disadvantaged widows who are residents of the greater Boston, MA, area, to cover expenses for food, housing, clothing, and medical treatment.

Fields of Interest

  • Child welfare
  • Family services
  • Homeless services
  • Human services
  • Special population support
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Females
  • Homeless people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • People with disabilities
  • Seniors

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-11-30

Assets: $7,949,192 (market value)

Gifts received: $39,000

Expenditures: $516,051

Total giving: $443,200

Qualifying distributions: $463,934

Giving activities include:

$149,000 for 37 grants (high: $10,000; low: $1,000)

$294,200 for grants to individuals