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The Parmenter Foundation, Inc.

aka The Parmenter Foundaion   |   Wayland, MA   |  www.parmenterfoundation.org

Mission

The Parmenter Foundation provides hope and support for MetroWest community members of all ages in need of compassionate end-of-life care or bereavement support. We award grant funding to nonprofit organizations that deliver high-quality programs within our focus areas, and we develop and offer inspirational and educational resources to help our neighbors navigate through the challenging grief process. The Parmenter Foundation is committed to helping families cope, heal and build resilience.

Ruling year info

1957

Executive Director

Angela Crocker

Main address

260 Boston Post Rd Suite 5

Wayland, MA 01778 USA

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EIN

04-2176769

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Issues surrounding end-of-life and the grief that follows affects everyone. Yet, we have found is that there are limitations on information, education, and specialists who serve this need in the MetroWest area. Without meeting the needs, and filling the gaps in services, people are at risk for isolation, high-risk behaviors, and mental health disorders, particularly children. By supporting The Parmenter Foundation, you help to bring HOPE to MetroWest residents and their families facing end-of-life decisions and the grief that follows. Join us in supporting compassionate palliative care and bereavement programs. Please donate.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

The Parmenter Foundation

The Parmenter Foundation provides hope and support for MetroWest community members of all ages in need of compassionate end-of-life care or bereavement support. We award grant funding to nonprofit organizations that deliver high-quality programs within our focus areas, and we develop and offer inspirational and educational resources to help our neighbors navigate through the challenging grief process. The Parmenter Foundation is committed to helping families cope, heal and build resilience.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Widows and widowers, Families, Caregivers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Parmenter Foundation Goals:
Information: Leadership in the area of end-of-life and bereavement care resource coordination. There is a gap in organized compiled resources related to bereavement and end-of-life care. Our organization creates and upkeeps a resource database (and distribute resources), providing resources to educate the public about issues of end-of-life and grief.
Education: Educate the public by creating awareness and education around the issues of end-of-life, planning for end-of-life, pre-grief; dealing with trauma, and bereavement. Education takes many forms and expressions such as a speaker series; forums, workshops, financial and legal planning, palliative care doctors, and how to have conversations with them, destigmatizing end-of-life care.
Networking (Professionals/Experts): Facilitate networking opportunities for stakeholders and professionals serving in these areas, conduct trainings/seminars/etc. Trained grief specialists (certificate).
Advocacy (Legislation/etc.): ie. Healthcare/mental health/insurance legislation; social-emotional workshops.

Grantee Process → The Parmenter Foundation continues to make a great impact on the residents of MetroWest by granting funds to organizations in alignment with the founations mission and giving the gift of hope to MetroWest residents.

Information/Database → Our interns and staff conduct research, gather information, consolidate information in an organized way on the website; organize resources to then create pamphlets, flyers, booklets to the community, including points of contact.

Board Expansion → Our board is becoming more diversified, the foundation is adding members who have professional experience in the target areas of end of life and bereavement.

Networking → The Parmenter foundations creates strong relationships with children’s bereavement specialists, many organizations serving those at end-of-life, and with bereavement. In addition to having relationships, learning the issues the organizations and industries are facing.

Education → the foundation collaborates with experts to produce/create content for the community and points-of-contact education to bring hope to grieving families.

Advocacy/Legislation → (ongoing) Networks bring awareness of advocacy issues in the areas of end-of-life and bereavement. Understanding what is happening in the landscape by collaborating with interested parties to affect necessary change.

Today The Parmenter Foundation empowers MetroWest residents affected by serious illness, end of life, or hardship to build strength and resiliency in times of crisis and for the future. We accomplish this by identifying, funding, and partnering with trusted nonprofits that deliver compelling coping solutions to positively impact lives for the long term.

→ Our 70-year legacy of owning and providing direct care establishes us as a leader in our community.
→ Our solid experience enables us to be confident in evaluating organizations and funding programs beneficial to the neighbors they serve. That's all we do!
→ We prioritize accountability between the Foundation and our grantees to ensure high-quality programs reach recipients.
→ The Foundation and the nonprofits we support could not exist without volunteerism and a sense of community. We strive to inspire our neighbors to help our communities as ‘it takes a village.’
→ Donors may choose charitable areas to support. 100% of donations are earmarked for the designated recipients.
→ Neighbors benefit from programs that help them be more resilient, healthier, happier, more capable. We aim to be that catalyst that sparks long term progress felt on a large scale.
→ Be inspired. Join our journey. By supporting us, you become part of our greater efforts to provide critical resources needed to improve someone’s life.

What's Next?
Leading the grant funding initiatives, The Parmenter Foundation has a designated Grant Committee comprised of trustees, staff, volunteers, and the executive director. The Grant Committee reviews and vets every grant application and in doing so may pursue a process of discovery and due diligence

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The Parmenter Foundation, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 03/11/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Martha Ragones

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Board co-chair

Thomas S. Travers

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Larry Mariasis

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Stuart Hamilton

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Pam Mackill

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Beth Bean

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Jasjit Maggu

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JC Murtagh

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Niki Pugach

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Gloria Yee

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/11/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/11/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.