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 Round 1 Organizations Funded 2019

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

Grant Round 2 Organizations Funded 2020

  • 4th Church/Soul Possibilities
  • South Boston Special Kids and Young Adults
  • South Boston Neighborhood House
  • Harry McDonough Sailing Program
  • SB Boys and Girls Club
  • St. Monica’s CYO
  • South Boston Youth Hockey
  • South Boston Girls Softball
  • Excel High School Football Program
  • Gate of Heaven CYO Girls Program
  • Gate of Heaven CYO Boys Program
  • South Boston Babe Ruth
  • SB Substance Abuse Prevention Collab
  • South Boston Leadership Initiative