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
Red Sox Player Foundations
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.
Run to Home Base
Fenway Park Marathon
Fenway Honors/Hall of Fame Gala
Tim Wakefield’s Golf Tournament
Picnic in the Park
Sam Deck Concert Parties
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.