Our Impact

Since 2014, thousands of donors, runners and volunteers have stepped forward to create a legacy of peace in Martin Richard’s name. Your generous gifts and acts of service have generated a lasting movement for positive, local action in Boston and beyond. The figures listed below represent the hard work and effort put forth through 2019. We are deeply grateful to each and every supporter, volunteer and runner.

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Bridge Builders

100

projects

12,1333

bridge builders

215

communities impacted

challenger

Challenger Sports

150

athletes

300

buddies

6

leagues

Team MR8

team

1281

runners have reached

35

states

11

countries

5

annual races

23,948

miles raced

$6.6M+

raised

Service to the Community

120

service opportunities

1500

volunteers of all ages and abilities

120,000+

custom kits packed for students, homeless shelters, food pantries, veterans, foster children

community

25

Dorchester locations

50

partner organizations

12

statewide projects

Total Grants since 2014

$2,214,610.89

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60.3%

youth development

11.28%

community building

9.88%

adaptive & inclusive efforts

17.51%

community engagement

WAYS TO GIVE

Practicing the values of peace, justice and kindness can have ripple effects throughout a community. If you feel inspired by our Foundation’s mission, we invite you to join our movement.

The generosity and kindness of our supporters is the engine that drives the impact of our work—we could not be more grateful for your trust in us.

NO MORE HURTING PEOPLE. PEACE.