About Us

The Red Sox Foundation is the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox.

Who We Are

Our mission is to make a difference in the lives of children, families, veterans, and our communities in need by improving their health, education, and recreational opportunities.

Immediately after taking ownership, John Henry and his partners also founded — and funded — the Red Sox Foundation, which has become the largest and one of the fastest-growing team charities in Major League Baseball. Though a relative newcomer to the New England philanthropic community, it has won numerous awards for its imaginative outreach and impact, including the
2009 national “Best Sports Charity” award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Sports Philanthropy Project.

In 2010, the Foundation was recognized by Major League Baseball with the inaugural “Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence” for the Red Sox Scholars program, which provides college scholarships to inner-city Boston youth. Supported through generous donations from John Henry and Tom Werner and their partners, as well as corporate sponsors and fans attending fundraising events, the Red Sox Foundation has made a significant impact on the lives of those it serves.

What We Do

The Red Sox Foundation is a very unique Foundation in that it both raises funds, and donates money out to charitable organizations. In addition, it has the capacity and resources to manage and oversee its own programming, including Red Sox Scholars and the RBI programs. This puts the Red Sox Foundation in a league of its own when it comes to team charities!

We are focused on:

Through our partnerships with the
Jimmy Fund, Home Base, and Dimock


Red Sox Scholars


RBI Program (Reviving Baseball in Inner-Cities)

How We Do It


The Red Sox Foundation is a leader in charitable giving.
Through ongoing fundraising efforts, the Foundation awards millions of dollars a year through various initiatives, grants, and scholarships, including:

New England Service Scholarships

Little League


Red Sox Player Foundations

Emergency Relief

Charitable Grants


To facilitate our ambitious giving strategy, Red Sox Foundation staff work tirelessly to raise millions of dollars each year through events, grants and sponsorships.
Every dollar raised is a dollar donated.

50/50 Raffle

Run to Home Base

Boston Marathon

Fenway Park Marathon

Fenway Honors/Hall of Fame Gala

Tim Wakefield’s Golf Tournament

Picnic in the Park

Sam Deck Concert Parties

Monster Mash

Grants & Sponsorships


To maintain a deep connection and to make the greatest impact in the community, the Red Sox Foundation manages and executes two extraordinary programs:

Red Sox Scholars is a college access program that awards a $10,000 college scholarship to 12 Boston Public School 7th graders each year. The Foundation then provides academic, professional, and social support to the 8th graders for the next nine years to ensure they graduate from college with as little debt as possible — as well as feeling part of a family of resources for years to come.

RBI uses the sports of baseball and softball to promote the importance of good decision-making through development of good nutrition, leadership, respect for others, nonviolent conflict resolution, and an overall commitment to one’s potential and to the community.

Connect with RSF

📚School vacation recap📚 Our @redsox Scholars we’re VERY busy during school break last week! It all started with a Summer Opportunities Workshop where middle school and high school Scholars spent time creating/updating their resumes and learning about potential summer experiences ☀️ We then took a special trip to Washington, DC where we toured the @nmaahc and @howard1867 ✈️ Closing out the week, our newest class of Scholars participated in the annual visit to @tuftsvet 🐮 Interested in applying to be a part of the next class of Scholars? Applications are open through March 9th (Link in bio!) 💥
Yesterday @johnhancockusa launched an initiative to call on the community to collectively support the essential wor… https://t.co/yxBgVMgpAJ
1 day ago
Make sure to check out the feature on Executive Director, Bekah Salwasser, and the Red Sox Foundation on page 50 ⚾️… https://t.co/G3oAjXdc0v
2 days ago
Interested in coaching youth baseball or softball for this upcoming summer season? ⚾️🥎 We’re looking for volunteer coaches for our RBI League! Email rbi@redsox.com for more info ⚾️🥎
Tonight at 7pm the City of Boston will collectively join in a round of applause for all essential personnel working… https://t.co/LbAnViAk0B
5 days ago
Today is International Mentoring Day and, to celebrate, applications are NOW open for the 2020 class of @redsox Scholars! If you are a 7th grader enrolled in @bostonschools (or know one) head to the link in bio to fill out an application! 📓✏️📚
These Are the People in Boston Giving Us Hope This Week: https://t.co/9uyHQ6yrFA #GoodNewsNews
9 days ago
We aren't sure if this falls into #GoodNewsNews or #NowWeFeelLazyNews, but we sure are impressed: https://t.co/kEFl8vxME2
13 days ago
The reaction from members at @bgcnri is just the kind of energy we need to kick off 2020 🎉 Employees from @nationalgrid donated their time and talents to revamp a blank wall at the Boys and Girls Club. And if that wasn’t already cool, when they noticed that certain board games had missing pieces, employees chipped in to buy the Club new games to start off the year 👏 Thank you National Grid!
The Red Sox Foundation is committing $300,000 over the next 5 years to support non-profit organizations in Lawrence, MA that are making an impact on the health, education, and recreation outcomes of the people in their community. With help from the Mayor of Lawrence, Dan Rivera, we presented four organizations with checks to help sustain an existing, innovative program or fund and launch a new program. Congratulations to @beyondsoccerlawrence, @bgclawrence, @groundworklawrence and @greaterlawrencefhc!
Hurry up and go check out @RedSox Home Fun for some entertainment, games, and worksheets for the whole family while… https://t.co/k4lGZHuzkT
14 days ago
It’s not Transformation Tuesday, but we have a new look here at the Foundation! We’re excited to reveal our new logo and updated branding to proudly represent the work of the organization 💙
Make sure to check out the feature on Executive Director, Bekah Salwasser, and the Red Sox Foundation on page 50 ⚾️… https://t.co/G3oAjXdc0v
2 days ago
Interested in coaching youth baseball or softball for this upcoming summer season? ⚾️🥎 We’re looking for volunteer coaches for our RBI League! Email rbi@redsox.com for more info ⚾️🥎
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