Boston Globe Foundation

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


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

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


Over the years, Boston Globe Media has provided support via in-kind advertising and marketing resources to raise awareness for events, campaigns, and volunteer opportunities for organizations that exemplify the pillars of the Globe Foundation.

Globe Santa

For nearly 70 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. The goodwill of the community has always been Globe Santa’s greatest strength. People from all walks of life show up for each other as neighbors helping neighbors, families helping families, and generations joining together in a tradition shared throughout the Greater Boston community. Thanks to the community’s generosity, Globe Santa is able to deliver age-appropriate toys, books, and games to nearly 30,000 children every season. Learn more, apply for Globe Santa, or donate here.

Contact Us

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

See how Boston Globe Media invests in supporting our communities, environment, and neighbors in need.