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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

Make a Gift Online

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

We direct resources to high-quality summer camps and programs that serve underserved, at-risk children and youth ages 5-18, from low to moderate income households in Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, and Somerville.

Our Impact

The Summer Fund’s program broke financial barriers to enable 816 new individuals to visit the Museum exhibit halls. Through the cultural program, we have the opportunity to enhance existing relationships and begin new ones with community-based organizations and with colleagues from other cultural organizations.

— Museum of Science

Random Quote

The Homeless Campership Fund made a significant impact in several children’s lives this summer. The experience of traveling to an environment so different from the sidewalks and alleys they see every day brought energy and enthusiasm back to their eyes. The freedom and independence of the summer camp environment is especially valuable to children that have experienced the powerlessness that can come with being homeless.

— Elizabeth Stone House, Roxbury