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The IMPACT Awards

Who makes an IMPACT in your state? Vote now to recognize an outstanding nonprofit dedicated to social justice and they could win a $10,000 grant from the Red Sox Foundation!

We are pleased to announce that the IMPACT Awards are returning in 2018! Beginning this year and going forward, we will identify a particular area of focus that embodies one of the values of the Red Sox Foundation. The 2018 IMPACT Awards will be granted to nonprofits that have demonstrated a tangible impact to improving social justice, diversity and inclusivity in the New England community.

To win, a nonprofit must receive the most online votes during the nomination period - that's it! The organizations that receive the top three most votes in each state will win a grant; $10,000 for first place, $3,000 for second place and $2,000 for first place.

What are the IMPACT Awards?

1st Place

  • A $10,000 charitable contribution to the nonprofit/501(c)(3)
  • On-field check presentation prior to a 2018 Red Sox game 
  • In-game visit in the NESN broadcast booth
  • Four (4) premium tickets to a 2018 Red Sox game
  • Recognition on and
  • A custom Red Sox jersey

2nd Place

  • A $3,000 charitable contribution to the nonprofit/501(c)(3)
  • Four (4) tickets to a 2018 Red Sox game
  • Recognition on and
  • A custom Red Sox jersey

3rd Place

  • A $2,000 charitable contribution to the nonprofit/501(c)(3)
  • Four (4) tickets to a 2018 Red Sox game
  • Recognition on and

Voting Process

To register to vote, please click here. Individuals that are currently registered to receive commercial emails from the Red Sox are already eligible to cast a vote for their favorite social justice organization. If you are not registered, you have to first complete a brief form, and then you'll be good to go!

We encourage all qualifying nonprofits to build a social media campaign to drive votes. Encourage employees, friends, family, donors, partners - anyone can vote for a qualifying nonprofit! It's up to YOU to find, ask, and drive more votes for your organization! Please note the below deadlines for voting.

  • VT: July 1
  • RI: July 1 
  • NH: July 13
  • ME: July 13
  • CT: July 13

To be eligible to receive an IMPACT award, an organization must be a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity in good standing, located in the 5 surrounding New England states outside of Massachusetts and servicing New England residents, with a mission that focuses on improving diversity, inclusivity, and social justice in our New England communities.

If you have received a first place IMPACT Award (a $10,000 grant) from the Red Sox Foundation between 2015 - 2018, you are unfortunately ineligible to receive an award. 

The Red Sox Foundation retains all rights to review and approve each nonprofit for the grant. It is our sole discretion to determine an eligible organization. 

An individual may only vote once for a nonprofit. The voting is counted by email address, and therefore, one email address may only cast a single vote for one nonprofit.

The nonprofit must be located in New England, and the voter must also be located in New England for their vote to count.

Additionally, as standard policy, the Red Sox Foundation does not support/the grant will not be awarded to individuals, religious, political or partisan organizations.

    2018 IMPACT Award Winners

    Previous IMPACT Award Winners

    2017 First Place IMPACT Award Winners:
      Complete lists of previous years' IMPACT Award winners: