B.A.A. Announces 2024 Bank of America Boston Marathon Official Charity Program Members

September 11, 2023

Organizations ready to fundraise ahead of 128th Boston Marathon on April 15

BOSTON /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has announced that 160 organizations have been selected for the 2024 Bank of America Boston Marathon® Official Charity Program. All organizations will raise valuable funds for worthy causes leading up to the 128th Boston Marathon presented by Bank of America on Monday, April 15, 2024.

The Bank of America Boston Marathon Official Charity Program provides invitational entries into the Boston Marathon to select non-profit organizations. Comprising almost 10% of the total field size, organizations utilize entries to recruit athletes who pledge to raise funds for their cause. In 2023, athletes fundraising in the Boston Marathon raised a record $40.3 million, and since the charity program’s inception in 1989, more than $500.2 million has been fundraised.

“The Boston Marathon, and all those who participate in it, have an enormous impact on our community,” said Miceal Chamberlain, Bank of America President of Greater Boston. “Our engagement in sports and sporting events around the world, like the Boston Marathon, are one of the ways we drive Responsible Growth locally, nationally and globally.”

“In partnering with Bank of America, we’re committed to taking steps together to elevate the Boston Marathon Official Charity Program to new heights,” said Jack Fleming, Chief Executive Officer and President of the B.A.A. “Philanthropy and community have long been two cornerstones of our event, and charity program. We’re enthusiastically cheering on participants as their fundraising and training journeys begin for April’s race.”

A complete list of Bank of America Boston Marathon Official Charity Program organizations can be found below, while information on the official charity program and selected charities can be found HERE.

The Boston Athletic Association will again field its own fundraising team for the Boston Marathon. B.A.A. Charity Team members fundraise to help expand the B.A.A.’s youth and community initiatives, bringing the benefits of running and healthy lifestyles to greater Boston. Applications will be accepted for 2024 B.A.A. Official Charity Team beginning today (September 11).

Registration for the 128th Boston Marathon will begin today – September 11, 2023, within the B.A.A.’s online platform Athletes’ Village.

The B.A.A. is committed to a world where all people can access and benefit from running and an active lifestyle.

2024 Bank of America Boston Marathon Official Charity Program Members

261 Fearless Inc. Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island
50 Legs Mass Eye and Ear
A Leg Forever Mass Mentoring Partnership
Abby Mac Foundation Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Achilles International – Boston Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress
Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter Massachusetts General Hospital
America SCORES New England McLean Hospital
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), Massachusetts Chapter MEB Foundation
American Liver Foundation, N.E. Division MetroWest YMCA
American Red Cross of Massachusetts Michael Lisnow Respite Center
Back on My Feet Boston Minds Matter Boston
Bay Cove Human Services, Inc Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
Bay State Games Muscular Dystrophy Association
Best Buddies Massachusetts & Rhode Island National Braille Press
Beth Israel Lahey Health National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston National Ovarian Cancer Coalition – MA Chapter
Black Girls RUN! Foundation New England Patriots Foundation
Boston Athletic Academy Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Boston Athletic Association Next Step
Boston Bruins Foundation Officer Sean A. Collier Memorial Fund, Inc.
Boston Bulldogs Running Club One Mission
Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation One Summit, Inc.
Boston Children’s Hospital One World Strong Foundation
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center Pine Street Inn
Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program Play Ball Foundation
Boston Medical Center Progeria Research Foundation
Boston Police Foundation Project HOPE Boston Inc
Boston Theater Company Project Purple
Bottom Line Rebekah’s Angels Foundation
Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence Red Sox Foundation
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston Ronald Mcdonald House Charities of New England
Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester Rosie’s Place
Brain Aneurysm Foundation Roxbury Community College Foundation
Brigham and Women’s Hospital Samaritans, Inc.
Camp Casco Semper Fi & America’s Fund
Camp Shriver at UMass Boston SG United Foundation
Cardinal Cushing Centers Silver Lining Mentoring
Caring for a Cure South Boston Neighborhood House
Casa Myrna South Shore Hospital, Inc.
Community Rowing, Inc. Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Cops for Kids with Cancer, Inc. Special Olympics Massachusetts
Corey C. Griffin Foundation Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center
Cradles to Crayons Stride for Stride
CYCLE Kids TargetCancer Foundation
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Team IMPACT
David Ortiz Children’s Fund Tedy’s Team
Dennis “DJ” Simmonds Unsung Hero Foundation Tenacity, Inc.
DetecTogether The ALS Association
Doc Wayne Youth Services The Bill Belichick Foundation
Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism The Born to Run Foundation, Inc
Dream Big! The Cam Neely Foundation
Ellie Fund The Children’s Room
Esplanade Association The Dimock Center
Expect Miracles Foundation The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation
Family Reach The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc.
FamilyAid The Heather Abbott Foundation
Fast Feet Running and Athletics, Inc. The Home for Little Wanderers
Fenway Health The Hoyt Foundation
Fisher House of Boston The James Gang
Girls on the Run Greater Boston The Kita Center (Formally Camp Kita)
Golf Fights Cancer The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Massachusetts Chapter
Good Sports, Inc. The McCourt Foundation
Gronk Nation Youth Foundation (Fiscal Sponsor – Good Causes, Inc. The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
Hale Education, Inc. The New England Center for Children (NECC)
Herren Project The Play Brigade
Homes For Our Troops The Sports Museum
HomeStart, Inc. The3PointFoundation, Inc.
Horizons for Homeless Children Thompson Island Outward Bound
House of Possibilities Trinity Boston Connects
IMPACT Melanoma Trustees of Tufts College
In My Running Shoes Tufts Medical Center
InnerCity Weightlifting UMass Chan Medical School Foundation
JDRF Greater New England United Service Organizations Incorporated (USO)
Joe Andruzzi Foundation Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation
John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton Walker Therapeutic and Educational Programs
Journey Forward Inc. Webb Norden Foundation
Krystle Campbell Memorial Fund West End House
Light Foundation Women’s Lunch Place
Lingzi Foundation YMCA of Greater Boston
Lovin’ Spoonfuls, Inc. Youth Enrichment Services (YES)


Established in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association is a non-profit organization with a mission of promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially running. The B.A.A. manages the Boston Marathon, and supports comprehensive charity, youth, and year-round programming. The Boston Marathon is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, along with international marathons in Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York City. Starting in 2024, the Boston Marathon’s presenting partner will be Bank of America. The 128th Boston Marathon is scheduled to take place on Monday, April 15, 2024. For more information on the B.A.A., please visit www.baa.org.


Lorna Campbell

Head of Public Relations


Chris Lotsbom

Director of Race Communications & Media