David Ortiz Children's Fund and The Red Sox Foundation
About the cause
DAVID ORTIZ CHILDREN'S FUND
Every year, 4,000 children in the New England area and in the Dominican Republic are born with congenital heart failure (CHF) and will die without surgery before the age of two. The David Ortiz Children’s Fund (DOCF) is committed to helping children in New England and the Dominican Republic who do not have access to the critical pediatric services they need. We are proud to partner with Massachusetts General Hospital for Children (MGHfC) in Massachusetts and CEDIMAT Hospital in the Dominican Republic to fulfill this mission. Working together, we are increasing the number of children receiving lifesaving heart surgeries. Our goals are to save as many children’s lives as possible and to never turn a child away for heart surgery due to a lack of funds.
THE RED SOX FOUNDATION
The official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Red Sox Foundation has distributed over $93 million to support programs serving children and families across New England. The Red Sox Foundation raises most of its funds through special events and charitable donations. The Red Sox Foundation has won numerous awards for the impact of its innovative programs. The Foundation’s Red Sox Scholars program was recognized by Major League Baseball with the first-ever “MLB Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence" and was also honored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Sports Philanthropy Project with the Patterson Award as the nation’s “Best Team Charity in Sports.” In 2017, the Red Sox Foundation will celebrate its 15th Anniversary Year of Making a Difference.