A 501(c)3 nonprofit, the Red Sox Foundation was created in 2002 by Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry, Chairman Tom Werner, President Larry Lucchino and their partners to harness the passion fans have for the Red Sox and put it to work creating positive change in our community. The official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Red Sox Foundation is committed to using the passion fans have for the team and the power of Red Sox Nation to improve the lives of at risk children and wounded veterans across New England. The Foundation’s efforts are primarily focused on our cornerstone programs including Red Sox Scholars, The Red Sox Foundation Rookie and RBI program, the Jimmy Fund at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the Dimock Center in Roxbury. In September of 2009, the Red Sox Foundation teamed up with Massachusetts General Hospital to create Home Base in support of Veterans, Service Members and their Families struggling with the the Invisible Wounds of War — post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries.
The Red Sox Foundation raises most of its funds through special fundraising events. In addition, donations from supporters and sponsors are a key part of the Red Sox Foundation Nation Team! The Red Sox Foundation has won numerous awards for its innovative programs and impact in the community including Best Team Charity in Sports by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Sport Philanthropy Project and the first-ever Major League Baseball’s Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence.
Red Sox Foundation Federal Tax Identification Number : 33-1007984