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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

In partnership with Bank of America, Boston Private Industry Council and Hale Reservation, the Summer Fund’s 2017 Teen Leadership Institute provided 150 Boston Public High School teens job training, workplace skills, leadership development and CPR training to better prepare them for success in a summer employment opportunity.

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

Cultural Day has had a significant impact on MetroLacrosse’s ability to implement quality summer programming. This summer, our Coaches-In-Training program implemented lacrosse clinics for 32 community organizations, 23 of which were secured through the Summer Fund. Cultural Day gives us the opportunity to efficiently and cost-effectively secure partnerships with past partners as well as new organizations we haven’t worked with before.

— MetroLacrosse