OUR STORY: Founded in 2014, the Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation formed by the parents of eight-year-old Martin Richard, who was killed in the bombing at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. In the days after his death, a photo of Martin holding a handmade poster that read “No more hurting people. Peace” was shared over the Internet. Martin’s view of peace went well beyond simply wanting to prevent violence. To Martin, peace meant togetherness, teamwork, fairness, sportsmanship, inclusion, and kindness.
OUR MISSION: The Martin Richard Foundation provides opportunities for individuals and communities to live out the values of peace, justice and kindness. We direct our efforts to allow access in the areas of athletics, education and civic engagement.
OUR VISION: We envision a place where people recognize the humanity in others and model the decency needed for a united, compassionate, and inclusive community.