Smith Purdon Fund

About Smith Purdon


The Smith Purdon Fund provides funding to innovative programs that support family life with a goal of positively impacting the lives of children and youth. The fund also supports programs that seek to meet the needs of low income families, immigrants and mentally or physically limited residents of the greater Merrimack Valley.


In the past, the fund has focused on new and creative programs, especially those with broad impacts within the community. This continues to be a primary focus but existing programs with new approaches and ideas will also be considered for grants.


The Smith Purdon Fund grant awards range between $1,000 to $4,000.

Smith Purdon History

Fund focus areas

 

 Adolescent Adjustments and Support

 

Families In Need

 

Physically and/or Cognitively Challenged Individuals


Substance Abuse Prevention


Suicide Prevention


Youth Development - Youth-at-Risk



Past Recipients

 

 

A Better Chance of Andover

 

Acre Family Day Care, Lowell

 

Andover Community Trust

 

Andover High School, Substance Abuse

 

Greater Lawrence Head Start

 

 

Habitat for Humanity, Merrimack Valley

 

Ironstone Farm, Andover

 

Lawrence Community Works

 

Lazarus House Ministries, Lawrence

 

Merrimack Valley Hospice


 Neighbors in Need, Lawrence


Professional Center for Child Development, Andover


Samaritans of Merrimack Valley


United Teen Equity Center (UTEC) (Lowell)


YWCA of Greater Lawerence

Interested?

Access the forms below to download and apply for a Smith Purdon Grant.​​​​​​​