Boston Globe Foundation

Our mission is to deliver joy and provide vital support to help children in Greater Boston and New England learn, grow, and experience a thriving literary arts community.


The Boston Globe Foundation proudly partners with and funds local nonprofit programs and charitable events that support literary arts, education, and health and wellness programs for children and families in Greater Boston and New England. 

We fund annual scholarships and operate one of Greater Boston’s most impactful direct-to-family holiday gifting program, Globe Santa, which has served more than 3 million children in Greater Boston since 1956.

Foundation Pillars:

• Children and Families
• Literary Arts
• Education
• Healthcare and Wellness

Globe Santa

For over 66 years, Globe Santa, a signature program of the Boston Globe Foundation, has delivered holiday presents to more than 3 million children in need throughout Greater Boston. Thanks to the generous support of our community, Globe Santa raises funds to purchase age-appropriate toys, books, and games that are packaged and delivered directly by our team to families in need. 

Nonprofit Partnerships

We are proud to provide critical support for writing, literacy, and education programs including:

To inquire about media sponsorships and to determine your organization’s eligibility, please contact Erin Maghran, Director of Brand, Community, and Social Responsibility Marketing.

Boston Globe Media’s Corporate Social Values

Boston Globe Media also invest in supporting our communities, environment, and neighbors in need.