Progress Fund

Established in Feburary 2000 from a starter grant from Progress Software, the Progress Fund's purpose is to provide financial relief for Bedford Community Members in need when there are no other resources available.   Bedford Community Members facing an unexpected financial crisis they are unable to resolve such as car repairs, utility shut-off, food insecurity, or lack of funds to purchase an essential item can meet with HHS Staff and request support from the Progress Fund. Requests are reviewed on a case by case basis by HHS Staff and there is a maximum limit of $500 for assistance. 

If you are in need of assistance please reach out to the YFS Department by calling 781-275-7727 or email

If you are interested in donating  to the Progress Fund, you can have a check made out to The Town Of Bedford with "Progress Fund" in the memo line and send to: 

Health and Human Services Dept. 

12 Mudge Way

Bedford, MA 01730