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The following are a list of Charity partners of the 2020 Boston Marathon®.

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2020 BAA Charity Partners 

26.2 Foundation - TEAM INSPIRE

The 26.2 Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1996.  Its mission is to promote and support the sport of marathoning, as well as health, wellness and economic development initiatives through strategic investments in innovative, multi-generational programs on local, regional, national and global levels. Currently, the 26.2 Foundation initiatives include the construction of the first woman statue on the Boston Marathon course of Bobbi Gibb and also the planning and construction of the International Marathon Center in Hopkinton.

The IMC will support the broad purposes of the museum, hall of fame, endurance sports, athletics, health and well-being, with an educational focus on history, democracy, freedom, fitness, nutrition, and human potential

Incorporate an auditorium, meeting, and event space available for use by business, academic, private, and community groups.

Apply here. Full.

Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism 

Autism advocacy & initiatives

Apply here! Accepting registered runners only. No charity spots left.

The Esplanade Association 

The Esplanade Association is a 100% privately-funded nonprofit organization that works to revitalize and enhance the Charles River Esplanade, sustain its natural green space, and build community in the park by providing educational, cultural, and recreational programs for everyone. Working in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Esplanade Association is dedicated to improving the experiences of the millions of visitors who enjoy Boston’s iconic riverside park.

Apply here. Accepting registered runners only. No Charity spots left.

 

The MEB Foundation

Foundation of Boston Marathon Champion Meb Keflezighi 

Maintaining Excellent Balance in all things empowering youth through sports and fitness, specifically running.

Apply here. Full accepting registered runners only.

 

New England Patriots Charitable Foundation 

Supporting the mission of volunteerism in our community through awarding small non profits grants to kickstart their efforts. 

Apply here. Now open! 2 spots.

 

TB12 Foundation

The TB12 Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping athletes improve longevity, prevent injury and stay on the field, court, track or course doing what they love better — and for longer.  The TB12 Foundation has been able to help at-risk athletes access the practitioners and programming they need — including pliability treatments, functional strength & conditioning, and advice related to nutrition, hydration, and cognitive health — to overcome injuries or obstacles that would otherwise keep them sidelined.

Apply here. Now open 1 spot.

2020 Boston Marathon Invitational Charity Programs

Arredondo Family Foundation

Empowering military families, friends and community in the prevention of military related suicides and to provide support through education and support services.

Apply here. Full accepting registered runners only.

Boston Public Library - TEAM BPL

The Boston Public Library is a facility for all. It serves people of all ages and it is a resource in our community for thousands of students who go to school in Boston. It is a museum, educational facility, event space and sanctuary for those who love to relax, read, connect and learn. There are hundreds of programs each year that are offered to anyone who wants to enjoy them.

Apply here. Full accepting registered runners only. No charity spots left.

Heather Abbott Foundation 

Heather Abbott was a Boston Marathon bombing victim who lost her leg. The Heather Abbott Foundation provides prosthetic limbs to people who are need of them. 

Full accepting registered runners only. No charity spots left.

Lingzi Foundation 

Lingzi Lu was a Chinese exchange student at Boston University. She passed away in the marathon bombing. The Lingzi Foundation provides educational opportunities for courageous and ambitious students and supports organizations that recognize those making a positive impact toward building bridges between cultures and communities. 

Apply here. Full accepting registered runners only. No charity spots left.

2020 John Hancock Non Profit Programs 

15-40 Connection 

Teaching people how to detect cancer early.

Apply here. Full accepting registered runners only. No charity spots left.

 

 

Bill Belichick Foundation 

The Bill Belichick Foundation aims to provide coaching, mentorship, and financial support to individuals, communities, and organizations. Focusing on football and lacrosse, its mission is to bring the values of the Belichick family – a love of sports, coaching and team building – to the athletic leaders of tomorrow.

Apply here. 1 spot.

 

Brain Aneurysm Foundation 

To promote early detection of brain aneurysms by providing knowledge and raising awareness of the signs, symptoms and risk factors. Work with the medical communities to provide support networks for patients and families, as well as to further research that will improve patient outcomes and save lives. 

Apply here. Full accepting registered runners only. No charity spots left.

 

The Cam Neely Foundation 

Our mission is to provide comfort, support and hope to cancer patients and their families.

Apply here. Full accepting registered runners only. No charity spots left.

 

David Ortiz Children's Fund

Life saving heart surgeries​

Apply here. Full accepting registered runners only. No charity spots left.

Doc Wayne  

Doc Wayne Youth Services, Inc. 

Our mission is to fuse sport and therapy to heal and strengthen at-risk youth.

Apply here. Full accepting registered runners only. No charity spots left.

Dreamfar High School Marathon  

To challenge high school students to reach their full potential through a mentor-supported marathon training program.

Apply here.  Full accepting registered runners only.

Family Reach 

Family Reach is a national organization dedicated to eradicating the financial barriers that accompany a cancer diagnosis, a widespread issue known as Cancer-Related Financial Toxicity (CRFT).

Apply here. Accepting registered runners only. No charity spots left.

Fisher House of Boston 

Helping veterans and military families​

Apply here. Accepting registered runners only. No charity spots left.

Gronk Nation Youth Foundation - GRONK'S TEAM (Rob Gronkowski)  

Providing grants for equipment to youth and school sports programs in need.

Apply here. Accepting registered runners only. No charity spots left.

House of Possibilities

To make a difference in the lives of children, adults, and families living with developmental challenges by providing high quality programs and much needed relief and hope. Our members are extremely diverse in their needs -- physically, cognitively, and emotionally. To meet their needs, we provide programs and services that engage them within the greater community, build life skills, and develop friendships, all while providing their caretakers opportunities to tend to their health and the well-being

 of the entire family. 

Apply here. Full accepting registered runners only. No charity spots left.

Joe Andruzzi Foundation  

Providing help, hope, and a reason to smile, for New England cancer patients and their families by contributing financial support when it is needed most.

Apply here. Full accepting registered runners only.

Joseph Middlemiss - Big Heart Foundation 

Spreading kindness, empowering children and funding pediatric cardiomyopathy research.

Apply here. Now open! 3 spots.

 

Journey Forward 

Helping those who suffer from with spinal cord injuries through intensive physical therapy.

Apply here. Now open! 1 spot.

Jumpstart - Children First 

Provides language, literacy, and social-emotional programming for preschool children

from under-resourced communities and promotes quality early learning for all.

Apply here. Full accepting registered runners only. No charity spots left.

 

Lazarus House

Homelessness

Apply here. Full accepting registered runners only.

 

Last Call Foundation 

Provides funding, education and research to advance the safety needs of firefighters.​​

Apply here. Now open! 

Light Foundation  

Youth leadership camps and scholarships

Apply here. Registered runners only.

Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress

Promoting acceptance and inclusion of those who have Down syndrome

Apply here. Open now! 1 spot.

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One Mission  

Doing whatever it takes to get kids through cancer.

Apply here.  Full accepting registered runners only.

Pedro Martinez Foundation  

Helping children in underserved communities.

Apply here. Full accepting registered runners only.

Peer Health Exchange 

Peer Health Exchange's mission is to empower young people with the knowledge, skills, and resources to make healthy decisions. We do this by training college students to teach a skills-based health curriculum in under-resourced high schools across the country.

Apply here. Full accepting registered runners only.

Shawn Thornton Foundation 

Helping to fight Parkinson's disease & cancer.

Apply here. Full accepting registered runners only.

 

South Boston Neighborhood House 

Creating and supporting community programs in South Boston and it's surrounding neighborhoods helping all ages children to Seniors.

Apply here. Full accepted registered runners only.

 

Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts

Fundraising objectives for the 2019 Boston Marathon

OVW, Domestic and Sexual Assault Project

To breakdown silos, challenge assumptions, build knowledge and partnerships, provide safety, information, resources and support to A/A victims and survivors.

No cost Workforce Development Training Program

Individuals 18+ with a high school degree to gain skills in a 20 weeks of full stack training to become computer programmers and 16 weeks of (no cost training) to become professional graphic designers and advance design projects.

Apply here. Now open! 1 spot.

 

Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation  

More than 600 women are assaulted each day. We need to fight back. We need to step up. We need to advocate for a world where women are safe and free to live boldly, which is what the Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation is all about.

We strive to achieve this goal by partnering with organizations that provide educational programs and mentorship opportunities to promote female safety awareness and gender equality. We believe these efforts will ultimately help reduce harassment against women in our society. ( Learn more about running and safety. )

Apply here. Full accepting registered runners only. No charity spots left.