Our Donors

The Summer Fund extends its sincerest appreciation to our valued donor community for generously supporting our efforts to provide quality summer camp and program experiences for underserved children, youth and teens in greater Boston.

Learn more about supporting the Summer Fund.

Summer Fund Donors

The Paul and Edith Babson Foundation
Bank of America Charitable Foundation
The Boston Foundation
Foundation To Be Named Later
Grace Macomber Bird
Cabot Family Charitable Trust
Cambridge Community Foundation
Fidelity Foundation
The Janey Fund
Liberty Mutual Foundation
Linde Family Foundation
The Ludcke Foundation
Anna B. Stearns Charitable Foundation
Frank Reed & Margaret Jane Peters Memorial Fund I
The John J. & Edith L. Sacco Charitable Foundation
The William E. and Bertha E. Schrafft Charitable Trust
Inez Washabaugh Ward, PNP, Scholarship Fund
Yawkey Foundation
Anonymous
 

 

Summer Fund Fact

In 2017, the Summer Fund allocated $980,000 to support over 20,000 disadvantaged and at-risk youth, youth in homeless shelters, and those facing housing insecurities to take part in summer camping, access to cultural and arts activities, and job opportunities for the summer.

Our Impact

The Summer Fund provides 60% of the total number of groups we serve for our summer programs, which yields 35% of our total participants and 40% of our participant fees. The impact of the Summer Fund on YES’s Outdoor Adventure Program is substantial. It provides the opportunity for more than 250 participants to receive introductory, one-day outdoor experiential education excursions, which we hope will leave them yearning to come back for more.

— Youth Enrichment Services (YES)

Random Quote

To say that the HCF program has been central in assisting families in need who would otherwise not have had opportunities in the summer is an understatement. Without this program, many children would simply sit in their rooms at the shelters.

— CAPIC, Chelsea