Get Set for Spring B.A.A. Gives Back Grants

February 15, 2024

Boston Athletic Association grant program kicks-off second year of community support

BOSTON /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Spring 2024 round of the Boston Athletic Association Gives Back Grant Program opens for applications from February 26 to March 8. The program 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.

In the program’s inaugural year, 27 organizations across Massachusetts received more than $268,000 to support a wide range of health and wellness programs. Recipients included Girls on the Run Greater Boston, The Heather Abbott Foundation, Achilles International – Boston, Stride for Stride, PIONEERS Run Crew and Mental Health Collaborative, Inc. Grants from $5,000-$15,000 are available.

Nicole Juri, Director of Development at the B.A.A. said, “As we enter our second year of the B.A.A. Gives Back Grants we are committed to sharing this funding opportunity as broadly as we can to relevant organizations across the state of Massachusetts. Building on the success of 2023 where we supported 27 organizations with their health and wellness programming, we are excited about supporting new and current partners with their 2024 projects that provide valuable resources to their local communities.

“We look forward to receiving a wide range of applicants and ask everyone to share this opportunity with community organizations that could benefit from the support of the B.A.A.”

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.
Organizations are eligible to receive funding once per calendar year.

Unsuccessful applicants who meet the criteria are encouraged to apply again in future rounds.

How to apply:
Interested organizations should apply HERE.

More information:
A full list of 2023 recipients and more information on the program can be found HERE.
Learn more about some of our Spring 2023 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. Starting in 2024, the Boston Marathon’s presenting partner will be Bank of America. The Boston Marathon is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, along with international marathons in Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York City. The 128th Boston Marathon presented by Bank of America 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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