IMPACT Awards

Presented by the Ruderman Family Foundation

History of the Ruderman Family Foundation Partnership

The Ruderman Family Foundation and Red Sox Foundation have partnered for the past three years to focus on improving mental health outcomes in communities across New England. The centerpiece of this partnership is the annual IMPACT Awards, which provides grant funding to mental-health-focused nonprofits in all six New England states. Since the start of this partnership in 2020, $270,000 have been distributed throughout the communities we serve.

In 2022, in an effort to foster open discussion surrounding mental health in sports, the two foundations hosted a panel discussion at Fenway Park featuring Red Sox Director of Behavioral Health Dr. Richard Ginsburg, Assistant Director of Psychology Training for the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital Dr. Jonathan Jenkins, and Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders. The event included opening remarks by Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, Red Sox President & CEO Sam Kennedy, and Vice President and MLB Special Assistant to the Commissioner Billy Bean.

Learn more about what the Ruderman Family Foundation and their work improving mental health outcomes for our communities.

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