Skip to main content

Charles H. Farnsworth Trust


Last Updated: 2016-02-10

At A Glance

Charles H. Farnsworth Trust

225 Franklin St., 4th Fl., MA1-225-04-02

Boston, MA United States 02110-2804

Telephone: (866) 778-6859


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-09-30)

Assets: $27,828,323

Total giving: $1,024,500





Additional Contact Information

E-mail to discuss application process or for questions: (Foundation name should appear in subject line)


Trust established in 1930; became a charitable trust in 1978

Purpose and Activities

Giving to assist elderly persons to live with dignity and independence. Special focus on services which help prevent premature institutionalization. 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); and 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.

Fields of Interest

  • Housing development
  • Human services
  • Senior services
  • Special population support
Population Groups
  • Adults
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Seniors

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-09-30

Assets: $27,828,323 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,354,274

Total giving: $1,024,500

Qualifying distributions: $1,129,985

Giving activities include:

$1,024,500 for 28 grants (high: $150,000; low: $2,000)