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Your gift helps us provide positive and enriching quality summer camp experiences to disadvantaged children and youth in Greater Boston, providing them with opportunities to have fun and achieve personal growth during the summer months.

Here’s how your contribution makes an impact:

  • Your gift of any amount helps provide summer camp opportunities for underserved youth
  • Your gift of $150 provides one week of day camp for a homeless child
  • Your gift of $450 provides one week of overnight camp for a homeless child
  • Your gift of $1,000 or more will provide 100+ youth with a free summer field trip

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If you are a foundation or corporation interested in contributing to the Summer Fund, please contact Sean Higgins at 617.426.2606 x114 or shiggins@philanthropyma.org.

Donations to the Summer Fund, a tax-exempt organization fiscally sponsored by Associated Grant Makers under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, qualify as tax-deductible donations as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. EIN# 04-2457605.

 

 

Summer Fund Fact

As part of the Summer Fund, in 2017 the Homeless Campership Fund supported 25 camp and shelter partners enabling families in homeless shelters and those facing housing insecurities free access for over 1300 summer camp slots for this at-risk youth population.

Our Impact

When I was thirteen, MetroLacrosse changed me by giving me the opportunity to learn how to be a leader on and off the lacrosse field. I have learned how to solve problems both individually and cooperatively (like communicating in ways other than just using my voice), how to respect and learn from the people around me including my peers and mentors, how to play on a team of players who are my opponents during the season, and maybe most importantly for me, how to allow other’s voices to be heard.

— Victoria D’Elia, former camper MetroLacrosse Teen Summer Programs

Random Quote

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)