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


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