2020 Grant Recipients

2020 Red Sox Foundation Grant Recipients

Received $1,000 to provide a group home and transitional housing for 26 adults experiencing homelessness in Burlington, Vermont.
Received $2,750 to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
Received $2,500 to help save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.
Received $1,000 to protect the rights of individuals with I/DD and promote opportunities for their full inclusion in their communities.
Received $3,000 to provide creative and social-emotional education to under-resourced K-8 public school students.
IMPACT Award - received $10,000 to offer a wide variety of behavioral health and developmental services to individuals and families living in Strafford County, NH.
Received $5,000 to partner with under-resourced families to provide their children with one-to-one relationships with caring adult mentors, so that their children will thrive
Received $3,000 to partner with under-resourced families to provide their children with one-to-one relationships with caring adult mentors, so that their children will thrive
Received $10,000 to provide students of every race, ethnic background, gender and financial status with support for a successful pursuit of biomedical science and other science careers.
Received $1,000 to improve and empower the lives of homeless children and their families by providing joy, play and hope through the magic of a birthday party.
Received $1,000 to support an equitable, just, and sustainable local food system.
Received $850 to educate and train underprivileged student-athletes in an environment that recognizes their culture, language, customs and their growth potential as individuals.
Received $10,000 to collaborate with charitable organizations that demonstrate a commitment to health and wellness, education and athletics.
Received $1,000 to improve the quality of life for all those affected by cancer in Massachusetts.
Received $59,000 to engage children and families in joyful discovery experiences that instill an appreciation of our world, develop foundational skills, and spark a lifelong love of learning.
Received $1,000 to to provide all families with the high-quality medical care they deserve, and set them on a path toward health and wellness.
Received $600,000 to support both COVID relief and social justice efforts.
Received $286,500 to provide food for children and seniors, technology for remote learning for students, and support to first responders and healthcare workers in the City of Boston.
Received $5,000 to provide or assure access to the highest quality health care for all homeless individuals and families in the greater Boston area.
Received $10,000 to provide accessible healthcare to everyone.
Received $1,000 to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
IMPACT Award: Received $2,500 to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Received $5,000 to ensure all young people in our community have the opportunity to realize their full potential.
Received $1,500 to inspire and enable the young people of Pawtucket and surrounding communities, especially those with greatest need, to realize their full potential as healthy, productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Received $900 to produce events and activities to achieve inclusivity, equality, respect, and awareness in Greater Boston and beyond.
Received $10,000 to ease the hunger in our community by providing a warm, nutritious meal to 120-150 individuals five nights each week - over 50,000 meals in one year.
Received $10,000 to provide effective and innovative services to runaway, homeless and high-risk youth, helps youth avoid a lifetime of dependency on social services, guides youth towards self-sufficiency, and enables youth to transform their lives and build fulfilling, meaningful futures.
Received $1,000 to guide teenagers to discover meaningful work and personal success through life-changing professional internships in the event production industry.
IMPACT Award: received $2,500 to provide a residential summer camp experience for Vermont kids ages 8-11 with a range of social, emotional and behavioral needs. It is the only direct service program of The Vermont Association for Mental Health and Addiction Recovery.
Received $300 to encourage policymakers to focus on solutions with the strongest evidence of effectiveness at reducing police violence.
Received $1,000 to revitalize the Lynn community by investing in its people and places.
Received $1,000 to improve the well-being and healthy development of Rhode Island’s most vulnerable young children.
Received $5,000 to operate a supportive community consisting of seven temporary apartments and a community recreation area for families of children being treated for cancer in nearby Boston hospitals.
Received $10,000 to actively engage the community to provide medically tailored, nutritious, scratch-made meals to chronically and critically ill individuals and their families.
Received $2,500 to provide a mix of classroom learning and hands-on training to help participants develop technical and interpersonal skills to become successful in today’s competitive job market.
Received $2,5000 to collect and distribute funds for food, education and health care for the benefit of local charities and Copperleaf Golf Club’s surrounding community.
Received $1,000 to improve the lives of primarily Boston-area children through strategic partnerships with the city’s leading educational and healthcare institutions, with an emphasis on faith-based initiatives.
Received $5,294 to promote nature and cultural tourism, which in turn generates new forms of sustainable development, more jobs and economic benefits for the Region.
Received $2,500 to provide children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play.
Received $1,000 to prepare our students to succeed in college and beyond with the core values of dignity, perseverance, growth and generosity.
Received $10,000 to provide essential support for children in the Dominican Republic and in New England who cannot afford the critical cardiac services they need.
Received $5,000 to help girls from low-income situations achieve their dreams by providing them with the basic items and fees necessary to enable them to participate in sports and physical activities that contribute to their health, education and overall well-being.
Received $1,000 to provide easily accessible, affordable, appropriate, high-quality, personalized, coordinated primary care, without regard to age, income, insurance status, language, culture, or social circumstances.
Received $25,000 to educate the public about the important role of the Senate, encourage participatory democracy, invigorate civil discourse, and inspire the next generation of citizens and leaders.
Received $2,500 to reduce health disparities that affect African-American Elders, Families and Communitie of Color.
Received $2,500 to provide community-based services to more than 50,000 individuals and families throughout Massachusetts each year, delivering state of the art, evidence-based programming since 1958.
Received $2,500 to restore and improve the Emerald Necklace for all.
Distributed $677,000 to families across New England and Southwest Florida in the form of $250 grocery store gift cards.
Received $2,500 to end mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenge racial and economic injustice, and to protect basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
Received $2,500 to improve the health and well-being of all residents in the Greater Worcester area, especially culturally diverse populations, by providing access to affordable, high quality, integrated, comprehensive, and respectful primary health care and social services, regardless of patients’ ability to pay.
Received $36,541 to achieve the vision of a hunger-free America - by addressing the root causes of hunger and deepening our understanding of structural and systemic inequities.
Received $5,000 to preserve the Fenway as a vibrant and diverse neighborhood by developing affordable housing, providing programs that enrich lives, and strengthening community voices.
Received $3,000 to enhance the well-being of the LGBTQIA+ community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research and advocacy.
Received $1,000 to enhance educational opportunities for present and future students in Portland’s Public Schools.
Received $10,000 to provide a compassionate and positive environment where children with complex medical, mental health and educational needs receive specialized care from people who are committed to excellence, innovation and family support.
Received $1,000 to build a community in which everyone in need has an improved quality of life through nutritious food and supportive resources.
IMPACT award: received $10,000 provide peer support to children and their families in a safe and nurturing environment.
Received $1,000 to eliminate hunger in Maine by improving access to nutritious food for people in need, building strong community partnerships, and mobilizing the public in the fight to end hunger.
Received $1,000 to provide individuals who have a disability the opportunity to develop independence, confidence, life skills and fitness through participation in sports, therapy, training and recreation programs.
Received $150,000 to end hunger across Eastern Massachusetts by providing our neighbors in need the healthy food they and resources they need to thrive.
Received $20,000 to improve and maintain the health of individuals and families in the Merrimack Valley by providing a network of high quality, comprehensive healthcare services and by training healthcare professionals to respond to the needs of a culturally diverse population.
Received $10,000 to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement, and management of the physical environment by developing community-based partnerships which empower people, businesses, and organizations to promote environmental, economic, and social well-being.
Received $36,541 to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope.
IMPACT award: received $10,000 to promote emotional and mental health for children, teens, families and individuals by providing local, accessible counseling services, community outreach through education, financial assistance, and alternative therapies.
Received $25,000 to expand the boundaries of theater by transforming the ways in which work is developed, programmed, produced, and contextualized, always including the audience as a partner.
IMPACT award: received $10,000 to provide healthy organic meals to people in a health crisis while fostering compassion and empowering youth and adult volunteers in our communities.
Received $1,000 to improve the health and well-being of low-income or vulnerable families and individuals in Southeastern Massachusetts.
Received $750 to provide help children & adults with hearing loss learn to listen and speak.
Received $2,500 to amplify the power, creativity, and voices of youth, connecting them to Afro-Latin culture and heritage so they can create a diverse, vibrant Latin Quarter and build a just, equitable Boston.
Received $25,000 to change lives by providing families with demonstrated financial need an opportunity to give their sons and daughters a quality education, focused on Christian values and character formation at Catholic schools located throughout the Archdiocese of Boston, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or gender.
Received $10,000 to continue Robinson’s commitment to equal opportunity by addressing the achievement gap in higher education, and is poised to expand his rich legacy by building the Jackie Robinson Museum in New York City.
Received $1,000 to help individuals and families build a strong foundation for resilience and well-being across the lifespan.
Received $2,500 to assist local and national programs that provide leadership and growth opportunities for disadvantaged children at risk.
Received $1,000 to provide a continuum of services in cooperation with other agencies in our service area to assist people through crisis situations & work with each individual to find a path out of dependency toward self-sufficiency.
Received $7,500 to provide the simple joys of childhood to kids battling hunger or illness.
Received $1,000 to provide services that enable poor, at-risk mothers and their children to transform their lives and become healthy, successful and economically self-sufficient members of their communities.
IMPACT award: received $10,000 to promote open and honest communication about the mental health challenges experienced by teens and young adults in today’s society.
Received $5,000 to bring our partners together across sectors to break down barriers that constrain business growth and employment opportunities for our residents.
Received $10,000 to to build a healthier future for our community.
Received $1,000 to create a community of fully literate adults through student centered instruction that catalyzes career readiness and advancement.
Received $1,000 to provide high-quality therapeutic horseback riding to achieve occupational, physical, speech, cognitive and other therapeutic gains, focusing on children with special needs.
Received $2,500 to Advance mental health and well being by promoting prevention, early intervention, effective treatment and research to address social, emotional, and mental health challenges. Eliminate stigma and discrimination and ensure full social, economic, and political inclusion in all aspects of community life.
Received $1,000 to protect and promote the rights and well-being of children and families.
Received $10,000 to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
Received $1,000 to inspire every generation to reach for the stars, through engaging, artful and entertaining activities that explore astronomy, aviation, earth and space science.
Received $5,000 to serve children, adults and their families affected by a broad range of intellectual disabilities.
IMPACT award: received $2,500 to end the stigma and improve mental health literacy across communities by moving away from a crisis based response toward education and awareness.
IMPACT award: received $2,500 to build a future where wellbeing is rooted in respect for the condition of being human.
Received $1,000 to help meet a person’s most profound need — adequate nutrition and freedom from hunger.
Received $2,500 to enroll Boston students in high-performing public schools in the suburbs to reduce racial isolation.
Received $1,000 to help face the challenges of aging and caregiving by helping you make informed decisions and get easy access to the help you need that fits within your means.
Received $1,000 to bring individuals with intellectual, physical, medical and behavioral disabilities into the mainstream of everyday life.
Received $1,000 to empower Latina girls and women to believe in themselves and grow into leadership roles through free classes and social services.
Received $10,000 to preserve, conserve and interpret the contributions of African Americans.
Received $2,000 to kick-start musical careers through workshops and showcases that connect passions to professions.
Received $5,000 to end the sexual exploitation of girls and help them reclaim their lives.
Received $1,700 to seek structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans.
Received $1,500 to save lives by fighting tirelessly to prevent and cure ovarian cancer and to improve the quality of life for Survivors.
Received $1,000 to find treatments and a cure for neurofibromatosis by promoting scientific research, improving clinical care, providing outreach through education and awareness, while offering hope and support to those affected by NF.
Received $1,000 to address the critical issues of education, physical and mental health, as well as personal development through programs and services that exercise the highest standards of ethics, coupled with best practices in management and accountability.
Received $1,500 to help people with disabilities become full participants in the community; choosing for themselves how to live, learn, work, socialize and play.
Received $3,000 to collaborate on projects of critical import to under-served and marginalized communities, both domestically and internationally.
Received $3,500 to reach out to poor and homeless women who hide in plain sight, trying every day to understand the right way to encourage and engage them.
Received $2,500 to create and implement educational and economic development programs to strengthen the Roxbury community.
Received $5,000 to reduce the incidence of suicide by alleviating despair, isolation, distress and suicidal feelings among individuals in our community
Received $25,000 to support academic achievement through athletics. Our program is unique in that we have dedicated space – called Zones – in each of our partner schools.
Received $5,000 to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities who wish to participate, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.
Received $10,000 to provide character-building, transformative educational programs that help and positively impact at-risk kids throughout our city and our region.
Received $1,500 to help the children, youth and families of Southeastern Massachusetts achieve positive change and build healthy relationships through holistic, compassionate, individualized care.
Received $1,000 to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.
Received $2,500 to offer psychiatric residential treatment for children, comprehensive office- and community-based mental health programs for children and adults, a special education school, and training services for trauma treatment.
Received $1,000 to building a more just world through personal relationships with and service to people in need.
Received $2,500 to nurture leaders who commit to expanding opportunity for low-income students, beginning with at least two years teaching in a public school.
IMPACT award: received $10,000 to advance treatment and recovery-oriented systems of care for Mainers experiencing mental health and substance use challenges through advocacy, leadership, collaboration, and professional development
Received $1,000 to use practical strategies to connect people to good food, to advocate on behalf of those in need, and to engage others in the work of building food security.
Received $1,000 to raise awareness, provide support, and give hope to individuals and families affected by cancer, in Maine.
IMPACT award: received $2,500 to smash the stigma surrounding mental illness and to build a community of people who realize that hope happens when youth and community leaders work together. We hope that someday mental illness will be as normal to talk about as any physical illness, and are fiercely dedicated to making this goal a reality.
Received $1,000 to help students discover the freedom of possibility, as students move from “I can't” and “I'm not” to “I can.”
Received $2,500 to build a robust and nationally-recognized pipeline of under-represented students who, because of UNCF support, become highly-qualified college graduates and to ensure that our network of member institutions is a respected model of best practice in moving students to and through college.
Received $5,000 to strengthen social and emotional learning (SEL) skills and help students deal creatively with real-life challenges through dialogue and performance.
IMPACT award: received $2,500 to meet a condition that is prevalent in New Hampshire: youth who are unable to live at home for some period of time.
Received $1,000 to build the collective power of immigrants to participate in and shape community decisions. Through programming that strengthens the capacity of immigrant youth, adults and families to advocate for themselves and influence schools, government, and other institutions.
Received $10,000 to provide high quality, reliable and accessible health care and social services for diverse populations that promote a culture of wellness and eliminate disparities related to race, ethnicity, and income level.
Received $1,000 to prevent teen suicide by improving the lives and the 'Will To Live' of teenagers everywhere through education about mental health and encouraging them to recognize the love and hope that exists in each other.
Received $2,500 to close the Opportunity Divide by ensuring that young adults gain the skills, experiences, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through careers and higher education.
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