About Us

The South Boston Foundation was formed in 2018 to administer a generous $1.5 million, over 10 years, commitment from the Massachusetts Port Authority to provide funding for youth programs and recreational facilities in or benefitting the South Boston community.

Our board of 7 Trustees have been appointed by the Mayor, District City Councilor, State Senator for South Boston, State Representative for South Boston, Longshoremen’s Association Local 800, and Massachusetts Port Authority to allocate funding for the betterment of the community at large.

Statement of Purpose and Scope

Pursuant to Article Fifth of the Declaration of Trust (“Declaration”) executed by the duly appointed Trustees, the South Boston Foundation through its Board of Trustees shall work in cooperation with the City of Boston, the Massachusetts Port Authority, and other governmental agencies to fulfill the purposes of the Declaration in each case consistent with Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Mitigation Purposes shall consist of the following: 

1. Funding for youth educational, fitness, wellness and athletic programs in

South Boston;

2. Funding for parks and recreation facilities in or benefiting South Boston.

Grant Recipients

A list of our grant recipients:

  • 4th Church/Soul Possibilities
  • Condon Community Center
  • Excel High School Football Program
  • Gate of Heaven CYO Boys Program
  • Gate of Heaven CYO Girls Program
  • Gavin Foundation/Walsh Gym
  • Harry McDonough Sailing Program
  • Martial Arts
  • South Boston Babe Ruth
  • South Boston Collaborative Center
  • South Boston Girls Softball
  • South Boston Lacrosse
  • South Boston Leadership Initiative
  • South Boston Little League
  • South Boston Neighborhood House
  • South Boston Pop Warner
  • South Boston Senior Babe Ruth
  • South Boston Special Kids and Young Adults
  • South Boston Sports Collaborative
  • South Boston Youth Hockey
  • St. Vinnie’s CYO basketball
  • Tynan Community Center