The IMPACT Awards provide fans in the surrounding New England states with the opportunity to support their favorite non-profits in their home states by casting their vote to help decide which organizations will win one of the available awards.

In 2015, the Red Sox Foundation introduced a new initiative, The IMPACT Awards, which provided Red Sox fans in the surrounding New England states with the opportunity to support their favorite nonprofits by nominating organizations to win one of the available grants. Over the last few years, we have had a broad focus that permitted any nonprofit to be nominated for the IMPACT Award.

This year and in future years, we will change the focus of the IMPACT Awards to support nonprofits with a particular mission and focus. In 2018, the award was committed  to nonprofits that are dedicated to social justice.

The three eligible charitable organizations in each of the five New England states surrounding Massachusetts (CT, ME, NH, RI, VT) that receive the most votes will receive an IMPACT Award. In total, fifteen organizations will share a contribution of $75,000. Please contact with any further questions.

July 9, 2018, Boston, MA:
Vermont Center for Independent Living receives the Vermont Day IMPACT Award before the game against the Texas Rangers in Boston, Massachusetts on Monday, July 9, 2018. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Boston Red Sox)

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2018 IMPACT Winners


  1. Vermont Center for Independent Living  focuses to empower those living with all types of disabilities in VT and to tear down the physical, communication, and attitudinal barriers that keeps them from realizing their full human potential.
  2. 2nd Place: St. Johnsbury Academy
  3. 3rd Place: Brattleboro Time Trade


  1. Family Service of Rhode Island manages, through thoughtful coordination and a shared vision, programs across Rhode Island, providing essential resources for underserved individuals, families and communities.
  2. 2nd Place: Women’s Fund of Rhode Island
  3. 3rd Place: San Miguel School of Providence


  1. Play Among the Stars Theater Groupe serves individuals with developmental disability by enhancing social skills and knowledge of performing arts, dance and music ability to further develop skills, build self esteem, confidence and ultimately have a sense of being involved in their community.
  2. 2nd Place: Raymond Coalition for Youth
  3. 3rd Place: Liberty House


  1. Camp Sunshine provides retreats combining respite, recreation and support while enabling hope and promoting joy for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families through the various stages of child’s illness or getting them through bereavement.
  2. 2nd Place: Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine
  3. 3rd Place: Greater Portland Family Promise


  1. Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut delivers a variety of social service programs ranging from early childcare to elderly fuel assistance in order to help low-income families and individuals with their ever-changing needs to reduce poverty and support to stabilize and improve their lives and ultimately achieve self-sufficiency.
  2. 2nd Place: River House Adult Day Center
  3. 3rd Place:  Boys and Girls Club of Stamford  


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