Who We Are
The Dana Home Foundation, a private foundation established as a 501(c)(3) organization, awards annual grants to charitable organizations and governmental entities providing for the care, comfort, and well being of seniors. Programs must serve the needs of those who reside in or have a connection to the Town of Lexington, Massachusetts and surrounding communities.
A board of directors solicits and reviews grant proposals annually from qualified applicants. Each board member either resides in or has a connection to the Town of Lexington and is passionate about the mission of the Dana Home Foundation. To learn more about our board members, visit Our Board.
To learn more about the Dana Home Foundation’s connection to the Town of Lexington, visit Our History.
The Dana Home Foundation encourages and facilitates collaboration among its grant applicants and recipients through an annual Open House in January and an Awards Ceremony in May/June. Since its founding in 2012, the Dana Home Foundation has awarded over 1.5 million dollars to over two dozen different organizations. In a typical year, it awards $200,000 and $300,000. To learn more about the application requirements visit How to Apply.
The Dana Home Foundation is dedicated to providing for the care, comfort, and well being of senior citizens, with a special emphasis on serving, directly or indirectly, the needs of those who reside in or have connections to the Town of Lexington.
The Dana Home Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious views, national origin, gender, citizenship, family/marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.
“The OWLL classes are fabulous. I have to commend the Dana Home Foundation for supporting this wonderful resource for Lexington seniors.” A Lexington resident and Older Wiser Lifelong Learner (OWLL) participant.
“I wanted to extend a special thanks from myself, our residents, and fellow team members for the wonderful music you brought to us yesterday. Your music was such a wonderful gift and was truly appreciated by all.” An Assisted Living administrator about the Lexington Chamber Music concert.