B.A.A. Gives Back Grants Open for Applications

September 5, 2023

Fall edition of Boston Athletic Association grant program open to nonprofit organizations September 5-26.

BOSTON /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced the opening of applications for the fall edition of B.A.A. Gives Back Grants. Eligible organizations have from today until September 26 to apply.

This is the second round of the biannual program which supports nonprofits that advance the B.A.A.’s mission of promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially running, in order to build healthy communities.

There were fourteen recipients in the spring iteration, with organizations covering a range of health and wellness programs across Massachusetts including Achilles International, Barton Center for Diabetes Education, 261 Fearless Club New England, Stride for Stride, and Youth Enrichment Services Inc.

Nicole Juri, Director of Development at the B.A.A. said, “The B.A.A. Gives Back Grants are a wonderful resource for local organizations to gain extra funding to help them achieve their goals. We have received a lot of positive feedback from our inaugural recipients about how the grants have helped them welcome new members into their summer programming; with the purchasing of new equipment; the development of new coaches and many more.

“We hope that news of this program can spread across Massachusetts, and we are looking forward to receiving many applications and awarding a new set of organizations later in the fall.”

Entry Criteria:
The competitive application process is open to all nonprofit organizations that meet the following criteria:

  • Organization is a registered 501(c)(3) or a public agency.
  • Organization is not political.
  • The organization’s program advances the B.A.A.’s mission of promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially running, in order to build healthy communities.
  • The organization is located in and serves residents of Massachusetts.

How to apply:
Interested organizations should apply HERE.

More information:
A full list of spring recipients and more information on the program can be found HERE.
Learn more about some of our round one recipients HERE.


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.


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