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Tax ID: 47-1646104
BASED: West Roxbury, MA, United States


Ed Walsh Foundation

Helping all children have access to the tools and resources they need to thrive in school and sports.

Named for Lieutenant Ed Walsh of the Boston Fire Department, the Ed Walsh Foundation was established to keep Ed’s spirit alive by giving back to the community where he lived and worked.  Ed’s life was devoted to serving others and the goal of the Foundation is to carry-on Ed’s dedication to helping people in need. 

The Foundation’s mission is to help Boston area children and families.  In addition to lending a hand to local families coping with tragedy, death, or illness, the Foundation also supports youth sports, after-school programs and organizations like the YMCA, Boys & Girls Club and Franciscan Children’s.  The Foundation has also partnered with Boston Public Schools to help support and expand their Special Olympics program. 

In addition to lending our support to local organizations that work with children, the Ed Walsh Foundation also distributes grant money through its Smile-On Grant program. The Smile-On Grant was created to celebrate children and to support the teachers, parents, coaches and therapists who work with them. There is more than one way to learn and our grant hopes to help children have access to the tools, equipment, resources and programs that help them on their journey in life, school and sports. Our hope is that the Smile-On Grant can lend a hand to those who work with children who have learning disabilities, processing disorders, developmental delays or an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 

The Ed Walsh Foundation is keeping Ed's spirit alive by spreading smiles to children in school and sports.

Tax ID: 47-1646104 •


2018 Boston Marathon-Ed Walsh Foundation Team

2018 Boston Marathon-Ed Wals…

Amount Raised:



87% Raised of $25,000 Goal