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The Theodore Edson Parker Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-28

At A Glance

The Theodore Edson Parker Foundation

77 Summer St., 8th Fl.

Boston, MA United States 02110-1006

Telephone: (617) 391-3097


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $26,433,616

Total giving: $1,155,032






Incorporated in 1944 in MA - The foundation was established in 1944 under a charter that reflected the founder's interest in a wide range of community needs. Mr. Parker was a lifelong resident of the city of Lowell, MA. Because of the many compelling needs and opportunities in that city, the foundation has chosen to focus its grantmaking there

Purpose and Activities

The foundation's primary goal is to make effective grants that benefit the city of Lowell, MA, and its residents. Giving for a variety of purposes including social services, cultural programs, community development activities, education, community health needs and urban environmental projects.

Fields of Interest

  • Addiction services
  • Arts and culture
  • Child welfare
  • Community and economic development
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Housing development
  • Human services
  • Immigrant services
  • Public affairs
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Immigrants and migrants
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $26,433,616 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,471,700

Total giving: $1,155,032

Qualifying distributions: $1,320,078