The date for the 2021 Boston Marathon has not yet been set due to COVID-19.  


The following are a proposed list of Charity partners of the 2021 Boston Marathon®.

Applications are not open.

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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.

Bay State Games. Youth sports and fitness. The Massachusetts Amateur Sports Foundation is a non-profit organization with the primary function of organizing the Bay State Summer and Winter Games. These programs attract more than 7,000 athletes from the state of Massachusetts, who compete in over 30 different sports. 

Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism - Dougie's Team

Autism advocacy & initiatives

The Esplanade Association  - Team Esplanade

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.

The MEB Foundation - Team MEB

Foundation of Boston Marathon Champion Meb Keflezighi 

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


New England Patriots Charitable Foundation - Patriots Boston Marathon Team

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

TB12 Foundation - Team TB12 (Tom Brady)

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.

Boston Athletic Academy - Team BAA

The mission of Boston Athletic Academy (BAA) is to educate and train underprivileged student-athletes in an environment that recognizes their culture, language, customs, and most importantly their growth potential as individuals. BAA will provide assistance to student athletes to enable them to thrive in and out the classroom. We aim to build strong ties with local communities and plan to partner with local schools, businesses, and organizations to assist us in guiding our student-athletes. Founded by Boston Red Sox World Series Champion Manny Delcarmen.

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.


Heather Abbott Foundation - Team Limb-it-less

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. 


Lingzi Foundation - Team Lingzi

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. 



New England Dairy Council

For nearly 100 years, the Dairy Council worked in five New England states to celebrate all things dairy—farming, food, nutrition, and wellness. New England Dairy works closely with schools throughout New England to provide breakfast grants for kids in need. Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program created by the National Dairy Council and the National Football League, in collaboration with USDA, that helps today’s youth lead healthier lives.

2020 John Hancock Non Profit Programs 

15-40 Connection - Team 15-40

Teaching people how to detect cancer early.

Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts 

Fundraising objectives for the 2020 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.

Bill Belichick Foundation - Team Belichick

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.


Brain Aneurysm Foundation - Team BA

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. 


The Cam Neely Foundation - Team Neely 

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


David Ortiz Children's Fund - Team Papi

Life saving heart surgeries​.

Doc Wayne  - Team Doc Wayne

Doc Wayne Youth Services, Inc. 

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

Dreamfar High School Marathon  

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


Fisher House of Boston - Team Fisher House

Helping veterans and military families​

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

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

House of Possibilities - Team Hope

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. 

Joe Andruzzi Foundation  - Team JAF

Providing help, hope, and a reason to smile, for New England cancer patients and their families by giving financial assistance to those battling cancer.

Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation - Team Big Heart

Spreading kindness, empowering children and funding pediatric cardiomyopathy research. 


Journey Forward - Team Journey Forward

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

Jumpstart - Children First  

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

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


Lazarus House - Team Hunger Strikers

Homelessness and transitional housing.


Last Call Foundation - Team LCF

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

Light Foundation  - Team Speed of Light

In 2001, Matt Light and his wife, Susie, established The Light Foundation – a non-profit organization that exists to give at-risk kids a better chance at leading healthy lives by using the great outdoors to learn and grow.

Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress - Team MDSC

Promoting acceptance and inclusion of those who have Down syndrome.


One Mission - Team One Mission

Doing whatever it takes to get kids through cancer.

Pedro Martinez Foundation  - Team Pedro

Helping children in underserved communities.

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.

Shawn Thornton Foundation - Thorty's Team

Helping to fight Parkinson's disease & cancer.


South Boston Neighborhood House - Team Ollie

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



Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation  - Vanessa's Team

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. 

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