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

BOSTON – 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


TargetCancer Foundation

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


David Ortiz Children’s Fund

Tedy’s Team

Dennis “DJ” Simmonds Unsung Hero Foundation

Tenacity, Inc.


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.


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