AHM Takes Second Place in the Red Sox Foundation IMPACT Awards!

Never count out the little guys! Among all of the non-profits in New England that were nominated this year for the Red Sox Foundation’s Impact Award, AHM Youth and Family Services were one of the smallest competing for this prestigious award. According to AHM’s Executive Director Tressa Giordano: “Every organization nominated for an Impact Award this year was worthy of receiving grants from the Red Sox Foundation and the Ruderman Family Foundation. There were so many wonderful organizations involved in this friendly competition.”

For the second year in a row, AHM Youth and Family Services, a regional non-profit serving the towns of Andover, Columbia, Hebron, and Marlborough were nominated for an Impact Award and in the last day as the competition was at its height AHM voters helped the regional charity hold onto a second-place finish. “We came so close last year”, shared AHM Board Member Sara Tarca. “AHM ranked in the top three of all votes in Connecticut for the second year in a row. This year we earned the second most votes and in the process won a $3000 grant that will support mental health services for young adults in our communities. I am so proud of our townspeople, businesses, town leaders, friends, and family members near and far who voted for AHM!

The RED SOX FOUNDATION AND RUDERMAN FAMILY FOUNDATION this year are awarding grants to address mental health throughout the New England states. Nominations for the 7th Annual Impact Awards were open to New England non-profits based on fan votes. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to strain non-profit organizations across New England, the Red Sox Foundation is providing grants to local non-profit organizations working within the field of mental health. The 7th Annual IMPACT Awards presented by the Ruderman Family Foundation gave Red Sox fans the opportunity to help their favorite non-profits in all six New England states to receive support and funding.

AHM was selected from nominations submitted across the New England states and met all eligibility criteria including being a 501(c)(3) non-profit in good standing whose work is focused on improving the outcomes for those in their community through mental health services and/or awareness.