The Edwin Phillips Foundation is a charitable trust established under the will of Edwin Phillips as modified by three decrees of the Plymouth County Probate and Family Court. The most recent decree which clarified and modified the terms of the trust was signed by the Honorable James R. Lawton of the Plymouth County Probate and Family Court on January 16, 1990.
The January 16, 1990 decree sets forth the purpose of the Foundation and defines permissible grant recipients. The Foundation’s focus is on the needs of mentally and physically handicapped children. The intent is that the children will be able to remain in their own homes. Geographically, the Trustees are directed to benefit handicapped children (up to the age of 22) in the town of Marshfield, Massachusetts and children in Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
The Foundation may fund proposals
(i) to individual recipients for prosthetic appliances, wheelchairs, beds or other forms of physical or educational assistance, provided there are no other funds, public or private, available for the needs of such individuals and
(ii) to social service agencies serving the needs of handicapped children.
Each grant made by the Foundation, however, must be made for a charitable purpose as described in sections 180© and 501©3 of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation does not make grants for pure research; research programs may only be supported if they are carried out as an integral part of a program receiving support from the Foundation.
The decisions of the Foundation are made by the Trustees.