FAQ

What is The B Fund?

The B Fund's mission is to inspire parents and their children through education and activities that empower all to BE the change that will transform the world. Proceeds from The B Fund benefit Boston Children's Hospital in its efforts to support families caring for critically ill children.

Why was The B Fund created?

Inspiration for The B Fund grew from the experience of one family who endured the agony of caring for a gravely ill child, all while living in a hospital for an extended period of time. Clear to them was the fact that families like theirs were in dire need of support. After thinking about the concept, they felt it was a wonderful opportunity to integrate activities that would encourage people of all ages to get involved and grow a culture of caring.   

Why should I participate in The B Fund activities?

The B Fund is committed to help teach children to grow a culture of caring for others. We do this by providing families with the necessary tools to engage our children’s interest in becoming life-long givers. Research shows, children who participate in age-appropriate activities that teach kindness, empathy and respect, and have families that reinforce those strengths at home, develop the muscles they need to become civically engaged adolescents and adults.

How are the funds generated from The B Fund spent to benefit children and families?

 The B Fund is proud to provide support to families caring for critically ill children.  Our goal is to lift any unnecessary burden off a family’s plate so that they can focus on the well-being of their child. We do this by offering travel assistance, parking and meal vouchers, and other unique resources that will enhance the quality of care for both the child and family. 

How can I involve my community and/or school in our activities?

A variety of activities are available and we will also customize activities for a specific event. Our goal at The B Fund is to create a movement where individuals are working together to shine a light on families in need.  Contact us for more information: [email protected]

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes, The B Fund is a nonprofit charity recognized as tax-exempt by the IRS under Section 501(c)(3). Our tax ID number is 47-2311968.