Presented by the Ruderman Family Foundation
2023 IMPACT Awards

As we continue to respond to our communities' evolving needs and commit to supporting recovery across New England, the Red Sox Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 9th Annual "IMPACT" Awards (Inspiring More Philanthropy Across Charities Together) presented by the Ruderman Family Foundation. The IMPACT Awards provide Red Sox fans in the six New England states with the chance to nominate their favorite local non-profit organization for their opportunity to win a grant from the Red Sox Foundation.

At the conclusion of the nomination period, the Red Sox Foundation will judge nominations to determine five finalists from each state and give Red Sox Nation the opportunity to vote to decide which top 3 non-profits each receive a prize.

In 2023, the IMPACT Awards will continue to focus on organizations that have demonstrated deep impact in raising awareness and improving the mental health outcomes in their community. The three organizations with the most votes in each state will win a grant: $10,000 for first place, $3,000 for second place and $2,000 for third place. Please find the recognition opportunities below for each tier.

2023 Winners

  • 1st Place: AHM Youth and Family Services
  • 2nd Place: BHcare
  • 3rd Place: Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement
  • 1st Place: The Center for Grieving Children
  • 2nd Place: AMH Services
  • 3rd Place: My Place Teen Center
  • 1st Place: Hope Floats Healing & Wellness Center
  • 2nd Place: Wildflower, Inc.
  • 3rd Place: Bridge Over Troubled Waters
New Hampshire
  • 1st Place: Connor's Climb Foundation
  • 2nd Place: NAMI New Hampshire
  • 3rd Place: Granite State Children's Alliance
Rhode Island
  • 1st Place: FRIENDS WAY
  • 2nd Place: St. Mary's Home for Children
  • 3rd Place: WARM Center, Inc.
  • 1st Place: Jenna's Promise
  • 2nd Place: Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital
  • 3rd Place: Green Mountain Mobile Therapy

Recognition Tiers

1st Place

  • A $10,000 charitable contribution to the 1st place 501(c)3 organizations
  • Two (2) tickets for winner and one (1) guest to attend the Boston Red Sox home game on June 14, 2023 and the opportunity to participate in the pregame ceremony
  • Recognition on and

2nd Place

  • A $3,000 charitable contribution to the 2nd place 501(c)3 organizations
  • Recognition on and

3rd Place

  • A $2,000 charitable contribution to the 3rd place 501(c)3 organizations
  • Recognition on and

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.