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The Fred Gaspari Fund for Families


Apply now for the Spring 2021 grant cycle:

Applications are due Friday, April 23 by 5:00 p.m.

The Fred Gaspari Fund for Families accepts applications from families in the greater MetroWest area who are caring for a loved one with an intellectual or developmental disability. Families benefit by applying funds towards anything that will help make caregiving a little easier. The family member must be living with the family or independently in their own home within the community.

Eligible families may apply for up to $500 for any need necessary to care for their family member. Family needs are broadly defined. Examples of past awards include, but are not limited to:

  • Buy an Intellikeys keyboard for family member
  • Pay for therapeutic horseback riding classes
  • Convert a bedroom into a therapy room
  • Fence in backyard for safety
  • Purchase shoes and leg braces
  • Hire someone to take a family member into the community for social activities

Applications will open Monday, April 5 and are due Friday, April 23 by 5:00 p.m. Awards will be announced by Monday, May 10.

Applicants must reside in one of the following towns:

Acton, Ashland, Bellingham, Concord, Dover, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopedale, Hopkinton, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Marlborough, Maynard, Medfield, Medway, Mendon, Milford, Millis, Natick, Needham, Newton, Northborough, Sherborn, Southborough, Stow, Sudbury, Upton, Waltham, Wayland, Wellesley, Westborough, Weston.

Advocates will notify all applicants in writing as to whether or not their application has been funded.  Funded applicants will receive notification of funding and the amount funded no later than May 10, 2021.  

Support The Fred Gaspari Fund for Families

If you would like to support the fund with a donation, please click here to donate and direct your gift to The Fred Gaspari Fund. All funds raised are distributed directly to families through the Gaspari Fund.


To learn more about The Gaspari Fund, please contact our Family Support Specialist at (508) 628-6801 or