The official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Red Sox Foundation is committed to using the power of Red Sox Nation to make a difference in the lives of youth, families, Veterans, and communities in need by improving their health, educational, and recreational opportunities. Immediately after taking ownership of the Boston Red Sox in 2002, Principal Owner John Henry, Chairman Tom Werner and their partners founded the Red Sox Foundation as part of their commitment to making positive impact in our communities. Today, the Foundation is one of the largest and most philanthropic team charities in Major League Baseball.
By coupling our year-round, direct-service programming with our grant-making and core partnerships, the Foundation utilizes a unique structure and model as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization to effectively triple our impact in our local communities. Our 2022 Boston Marathon Team will support our direct-service programming during our 20th Anniversary. In honor of this milestone, we will prioritize two critical initiatives;
1. Growing the Game
- In the focus area of youth baseball and softball, our goals are to increase access for underserved youth to participate and thrive, and to ensure all youth players have a positive experience;
- The RBI & Jr. RBI Leagues annually provide team equipment, uniforms, field access and umpires to 2,000+ youth, ages 5 to 18, in Boston at no cost.
- In collaboration with MLB, our Play Ball Events introduce youth in underserved communities to the game in a fun, informal setting.
- The Red Sox Coaches Box provides virtual and in-person trainings in partnership with best-in-class youth development organizations free-of-charge for youth, coaches and administrators.
- The Foundation provides stipends for local Little Leagues and also sponsors all State Tournament.
2. Expanding Access & Opportunity
- In the focus area of youth education, our goal is to empower youth and young adults in our local communities by affording them access to high quality educational resources, mentorship and continued learning;
- The Red Sox Scholars is a college success program annually awarding a $10,000 scholarship to 10 Boston 7th graders, as well as mentorship and academic, professional and social support.
- The New England and Lee County Service Scholarships recognizes graduating high school seniors who are making meaningful contributions in their local communities.
For more information about the Red Sox Foundation, please visit www.redsoxfoundation.org. We thank the B.A.A and all of the Red Sox Foundation’s Marathon runners and those who support them – with each mile, you are helping to close the opportunity gap for youth in our community.