The Schwartz Charitable Foundation is a private independent Foundation which supports only non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations.
- • Culture: area museums and art institutions
• Healthcare: hospital and support agencies
• Social Services: recreation and youth development
• Animal Shelters
• Religious institutions
• Scholarship Funds
• Church Renovation projects
• Continuing Support
• Disaster Relief
• Emergency Funds
• Local fundraising
All requests are considered.
Nathan Schwartz died on January 21, 2014 at the age of 98.
During his lifetime he was often described as a “business visionary”. He was known as “Schwartzie” and began his career in 1936 by opening Schwartz Auto Parts in Clinton, Massachusetts. He later relocated to the Winchendon area. He was a very industrious and hard worker. He became a builder and built residential subdivisions in Clinton. He was a commercial developer as well, building the Woodruff Plaza in Clinton. He was very active in the community and became longtime friends with business, political and religious leaders. He was a tenacious, shrewd, and generous businessman. He believed in supporting small businesses and tried to ensure that he used local businesses for his needs.
He was born and raised in Ayer, Massachusetts, the son of Harry and Ada Schwartz. He graduated from Ayer High School where he learned to speak French fluently. This was advantageous when he served for three years in Northern France in World War II. He was honorably discharged.
Nathan was a longtime member of the Congregation Shaarai Ledeck in Clinton, a life member of the Trinity Lodge of Masons, The Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. His passions included traveling, animals, religion, and being a contributing member of his community.
The Foundation is interested in qualified organizations in Worcester County, Massachusetts, and surrounding communities. The goal of the Schwartz Charitable Foundation is to support as many worthy and deserving organizations as possible. In order to achieve this goal the average annual grant is between $2,500 – $5,000.