The Red Sox Foundation has launched voting for the fourth annual IMPACT Awards, which provide Red Sox fans in the five New England states surrounding Massachusetts with the opportunity to vote for their favorite nonprofit to decide which organizations will be awarded grants.

Starting this year, the awards will highlight a different charitable mission each year, with 2018 focusing on nonprofits dedicated to improving social justice, diversity and inclusion.

The foundation will donate a total of $75,000 to 15 nonprofits, with votes determining a first-, second- and third-place winner in each of the five states. First-place winners will receive a $10,000 award and check presentation during a pregame ceremony at Fenway Park, tickets to a game, recognition on the team and foundation websites, and air time to promote their charity during a game in the NESN broadcast booth.

Charities with the second and third most votes will receive grants of $3,000 and $2,000 respectively, along with additional benefits. To be eligible to receive an award, an organization must be a recognized nonprofit public charity in good standing, located in New England and servicing New England residents, with a mission that focuses on improving diversity, inclusivity and social justice in our New England communities.

IMPACT Award voting for all five states is available at The voting deadline for Maine July 13.

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