Charity and Non-Profit Programs

122nd Boston Marathon Charity Program

The B.A.A.’s Official Charity Program for the Boston Marathon is in its 30th year of enabling selected charitable organizations to raise millions of dollars for worthwhile causes. Over the past 32 years, the official B.A.A. Charity Program and John Hancock’s Non-Profit Program have combined to raise more than $297 million for community-based organizations. This year, 34 charities will represent the B.A.A.’s Official Charity Program.

2018 Official Boston Marathon Charities

The Non-Profit Program offers local organizations the opportunity to secure invitational entries into the race. These entries provide a significant fundraising opportunity and important exposure for these non-profits. In 2017, over a thousand John Hancock sponsored non-profit runners, along with 200 John Hancock and Manulife employees and clients, raised $12.3 million for local charities and the Easter Seals Camps of Canada.

The following list is current as of January 30, 2018.

2018 John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Program Organizations

826 Boston, Inc
Ace Bailey Children’s Foundation
ALS Association of Massachusetts
Alzheimer’s Association
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Animal Rescue League of Boston
Autism Speaks
Bay Cove Human Services
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc
Best Buddies
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Bill Belichick Foundation
Boston Children’s Museum
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
Boston Debate League
Boston Globe Foundation
Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
Boston Medical Center
Boston Partners in Education
Boston Police Foundation
Bottom Line
Boys and Girls Club – West End House
buildOn Inc.
Camp Harbor View Foundation
Camp Kita Inc
Cardinal Cushing Centers
Casa Myrna Vazquez
Catholic Charitable Bureau of the Archdiocese of Boston
City Year
CMAK Sandy Hook Memorial Foundation
Corey C Griffin Charitable Foundation
Cradles to Crayons
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 
David Ortiz Childrens Fund
Doc Wayne Youth Services Inc
Dreamfar High School Marathon
Ellis Memorial and Eldredge House
Ethan Lindberg Foundation Inc
Expect Miracles Foundation
Family Aid Boston
Family Reach Foundation
Fenway Community Health Center, Inc.
Fisher House Of Boston Inc
Flying Kites
Foundation to Be Named Later
Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund
Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation
Golf Fights Cancer
Gronk Nation Youth Foundation
Harvard College Marathon Challenge
Homestart, Inc
Horizons for Homeless Children
House of Possibilities
James W Foley Legacy Foundation Inc
Jeffrey Coombs Memorial Foundation
Joe Andruzzi Foundation
Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation
Joslin Diabetes Center
Journey Forward
Jumpstart for Young Children
Last Call Foundation Inc
Lawrence Boys Club & Girls Club Inc
Lazarus House
Learning Prep School
Lovin Spoonfuls Inc 

Make a Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Inc.
Many Hopes Inc
Mass Mentoring Partnership
Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund
Massage Therapy Foundation Inc
Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership
Minds Matter Boston
More Than Words Inc
Nashoba Learning Group
National Braille Press
New England Baptist Hospital
New England Center For Children Inc
Grab the Torch
Next Step
One Mission
One Summit Inc
Pedro Martinez Charity
Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project
Project Hope Inc
Rett Syndrome Association Of Massachusetts Inc
Rodman Ride for Kids
Ronald McDonald House Boston Harbor
Samaritans Inc
Silver Lining Mentoring Inc
South Boston Neighborhood House Inc
South Shore Hospital Charitable Foundation
Special Olympics Massachusetts
St. Francis House 
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation – Southern New England Affiliate
Targetcancer Foundation Inc
Team Impact
The 15-40 Connection Inc
The Children’s Room
The Dimock Center
The Dream Program, Inc.
The Ellie Fund
The Herren Project
The Hole in the Wall Gang
The Hoyt Foundation
The Lenny Zakim Fund
The Light Foundation
The McCourt Foundation
The Play Brigade
The Walker Home and School
Title IX Girls Running Club Inc
Travis Roy Foundation
Tufts University
UMass Memorial Foundation (ALS Cellucci Fund)
United Service Organizations, Inc.
United South End Settlements
United States Fund For Unicef
University of Massachusetts
Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation
Wake Up Narcolepsy
Wediko Children’s Services
Year Up Inc
Youth Advocacy Foundation, Inc.
Youth Enrichment Services Inc