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Perpetual Benevolent Fund


Last Updated: 2016-02-02

At A Glance

Perpetual Benevolent Fund

P.O. Box 1802

Providence, RI United States 02901-1802

Telephone: 8888663275

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $6,455,391

Total giving: $206,169





Additional Contact Information

Application address: Augusta Haydock,300 Washington St., Newton, Massachusetts 02158


Charitable trust established in 1932 in MA; activated in 1957

Purpose and Activities

To assist local needy individuals. Individuals are referred by health, welfare, hospitals, or other organizations; support also for child welfare, social services, the homeless and disadvantaged, and restricted funds for the elderly.

Program Area(s)

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

Grants to Individuals Program

Assistance to financially needy individuals in the greater Boston, MA, area, with preference to residents of Newton and Waltham.

Fields of Interest

  • Child welfare
  • Food aid
  • Food banks
  • Homeless services
  • Human services
  • Senior services
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Homeless people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Seniors

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $6,455,391 (market value)

Expenditures: $360,529

Total giving: $206,169

Qualifying distributions: $288,325