Boston Pizza Foundation
For over 25 years, our guests have helped us raise funds that help support children and families in need, creating stronger and healthier communities across Canada. To date, the Boston Pizza Foundation has raised and donated over $27 million to charities in communities from coast to coast and around the world.
$5 Raised = 1 Hour With A Role Model
200,000 Hours Provided to Kids Each Year
$27 Million Raised for Kids To Date
Boston Pizza believes that strong role models inspire kids to be great. This is why we created Future Prospects – because things start to look up when you have someone to look up to.
Research shows that those who have had a role model are more likely to*:
Feel Confident - 92%
Be Happy - 96%
Hold Leadership Positions - 47%
Have Post-Secondary Education - 63%
Be Employed - 17%
Through our five charity partners, we help connect kids with role models in their communities to ensure they have the guidance necessary to support their bright futures. Our five amazing not-for-profit partners Big Brothers Big Sisters, JDRF, Kids Help Phone, Live Different and Rick Hansen Foundation have helped us provide positive and meaningful mentorship to children and youth right across Canada.
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides mentors to over 40,000 children in over 1,100 communities. Our donations are enabling Big Brothers Big Sisters to develop and implement mentoring programs in communities not previously reached. This support brings Big Brothers Big Sisters closer to their vision of ensuring that every child in Canada who needs a mentor has a mentor.
JDRF is the leading charitable funder and advocate focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The goal of JDRF is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, treating and preventing this disease.
As Canada’s only national service offering professional counselling, information and referrals 24/7 by phone, Live Chat and the Always There chat app, Kids Help Phone is a critical lifeline of hope and support through its free, and anonymous service. Young people can connect in both English and French for the support and mentorship they need, in the way they need it most, and can also benefit from the Resources Around me database, which includes over 10,000 youth-serving programs and services in Canada.
As one of the largest organizations that speaks to youth in Canada face to face, Live Different offers programs that empower hundreds of thousands of young people every year with the idea that each life has value and that they can make a difference in the world.
The Rick Hansen Foundation School Program (RHFSP) engages young leaders across Canada, empowering them to learn more about disability and take action to improve accessibility in their schools and communities.
Every child has the ability to make a difference in the world, and at Boston Pizza we value how important positive role models and mentors are in supporting and inspiring youth to reach their dreams. Through Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects and our partnering organizations, we will work together to ensure ALL kids have the opportunity to have a positive mentor or role model to help support, guide and empower them to become all that they can be.
Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects
Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects, Boston Pizza International Inc., Boston Pizza restaurants and Boston Pizza franchisees are proud to support a variety of community initiatives and programs throughout Canada that help build a better future for kids. Find your nearest Boston Pizza.
Looking for a gift card for your silent auction or charitable event? Or sponsorship for your school, community group or sports team? Simply contact your local Boston Pizza with your request and one of our franchisees, general managers or community relations coordinators will be happy to see what they can do to help you help others. Find your nearest Boston Pizza.
The Boston Pizza Foundation Invitational is Boston Pizza Foundation’s annual charity golf tournament. Our goal has always been to provide a great time for all while raising money to support a brighter future for kids. Over the past 25 years, this tournament has raised over $12.7 million. We are so grateful and appreciative of all the support we receive for our tournament.
Our 26th annual tournaments will be held in Markham, Ontario on June 4th, 2019 and in Surrey, BC on July 9th, 2019 benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters, JDRF, Kids Help Phone, Live Different, and the Rick Hansen Foundation. For more information on our tournament, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I contact my local Boston Pizza restaurant for a donation, event or team sponsorship, or to hold a fundraiser?
All but three Boston Pizza restaurants in Canada are independently owned and operated. This means the final decision to make a donation or underwrite a sponsorship at the local level is at the discretion of the franchisee or restaurant owner.
Contact information for all of our locations can be found here.
All our franchisees have their own passions for the missions of various charities and sponsorship preferences. On a regional level, many join forces with other like-minded BP owners in their area to support charitable organizations. Our individual BP locations can also provide suggestions and opportunities that leverage our restaurants’ resources to help you fundraise. If you are a local or regional charity or service group interested in learning how we can help you help others, please contact a community relations coordinator or general manager, or a local franchisee.
What is the difference between a donation and a sponsorship?
A donation is a monetary or in-kind contribution to a registered charity or not-for-profit organization.
A sponsorship is a monetary or in-kind contribution to an organization or initiative that delivers a defined set of marketing benefits to Boston Pizza International or its franchised restaurants. Examples include sports teams, golf tournaments, galas and events.
Boston Pizza does not provide donations to the following:
Film, television or video productions
When was the Boston Pizza Foundation established?
In 1990, Boston Pizza International Inc. established the Boston Pizza Foundation. In 2014, with the establishment of Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects, we are excited to concentrate our efforts on the mentorship of children and youth and helping them reach their full potential and realize their dreams
How much has the Boston Pizza Foundation raised and donated to date?
To date, the Boston Pizza Foundation has raised and donated more than $27 million to charities across Canada and around the world.
*Source: Boston Consulting Group 2013