Martin Richard Foundation
The Martin Richard Charitable Foundation was founded in 2014 in honor of Martin Richard who was killed when two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. In the days after, Martin’s photo holding a handmade poster that read “No more hurting people, peace” was shared around the world. His message created a movement of kindness, inclusion, sportsmanship, and peace – values that have become the pillars of the Foundation’s mission to encourage future generations to live out through positive civic engagement.
The Martin Richard Foundation is a movement helping young people to learn, grow and lead through volunteerism and community engagement. By encouraging people to choose kindness, work for inclusion, and embrace diversity in local communities, we aim to influence a generation to build bridges of cultural understanding and deepen community and neighborhood connections.