Local nonprofit organizations receive support from the Boston Athletic Association

BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced the beneficiaries of the Spring 2024 edition of the B.A.A. Gives Back Grant Program. Thirteen nonprofit organizations across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will receive support to further their programing that truly gives back to the local communities and supports a healthy lifestyle.

With a record number of applications as the program enters its second year and third grant cycle, the recipients cover a range of organizations that advance the B.A.A.’s mission of promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially running.

Nicole Juri, Director of Development at the B.A.A. said, “The B.A.A. Gives Back Grant Program is now an established funding program, and we were delighted to receive a record number of applicants for our third funding round. We remain focused on supporting organizations that play an important role in their towns and cities, providing important services and opportunities in health and wellness for all.”

Fast Facts:

Since the B.A.A. Gives Back Grant program launched in Spring 2023, nearly $400,000 has been distributed through three rounds of funding.

To date, 40 grants have been awarded and 32 unique organizations have benefitted from the B.A.A. Gives Back Grant program.

15 of the grantees have their work focused specifically in Boston; the other 17 grantees have a broader reach across Massachusetts.

The B.A.A. Gives Back Grant program awards monetary grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 through an application process 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.

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.

Organization is located in and serves residents of Massachusetts.

The next round of grant applications will launch in the fall of 2024.

In the last three years, aside from and in addition to the B.A.A. Gives Back Grant Program, the B.A.A. has given nearly $400,000 in additional funding to other local projects and organizations to further support our mission. This includes the B.A.A.’s decade-long partnership with the Dimock Center’s annual Road to Wellness 5K; USA Track and Field – New England Association to support track & field; assisting the Department of Conservation and Recreation with winter snow clearance along the Charles River pathway; and supporting organizations that make up the Boston Running Collaborative.

B.A.A. Gives Back Grants – 2024 Spring Recipients

Achilles International*

All Dorchester Sports and Leadership*

Boston Lions Track Club*

Boston Road Runners

Boston United Track and Cross Country*

EVkids, Inc.

Girls on the Run – Greater Boston*

Healthy Kids Running Series*

One Summit, Inc.

Rise Above Foundation*

Roxbury Community College – Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center

Spina Bifida Association of Greater New England

Stride for Stride*

* Organizations that also received a grant in the 2023

More information:

A full list of spring recipients and more information on the program can be found HERE.

Learn more about some of our inaugural 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, presented by Bank of America, 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.