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For the over 20 years, United Way’s Summer Fund Program has provided local children who face financial obstacles or physical disabilities with the opportunity to attend summer camps and enrichment programs through “camperships.”
In response to local needs, Summer Fund was expanded in 2008 to include employment opportunities for older youth ages 16-21 (including a pre-employment job training course) and cultural enrichment components for youth and the community of all ages.
This past year, United Way’s Summer Fund program provided over $100,000 in funding to local non-profits with the goal of increasing employment, summer camp and cultural enrichment opportunities for local young people.
Summer Fund is made possible through generous support from the Island Foundation, Bilezikian Family Foundation, Carney Family Charitable Foundation, Upstream Foundation and the Acushnet Foundation Fund, the and Rainy Day Funds at the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, as well as United Way campaign contributions and individual donations.
Please contact Victoria Grasela for more information about Summer Fund at 508-994-9625 x 210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Fund is now accepting applications for the Summer 2017. 501(c)3 organizations are able to request up to $5,000 for youth employment, camperships or cultural enrichment opportunites in Greater New Bedford. To read the guidelines and to apply, click here.
|Tract 1 – Youth Employment|
|Dream Out Loud Center||$2,500|
|Immigrants’ Assistance Center||$3,000|
|NBHS Summer Program||$4,800|
|New Bedford Whaling Museum||$4,608|
|NorthStar Learning Centers||$5,000|
|South Coast Youth Corps (Trustees)||$5,000|
|Tract 1 – Youth Employment Total:||$29,680|
|Tract 2 – Camperships|
|Boys & Girls Club of Greater New Bedford||$6,340|
|Building Healthy Lifestyles||$2,500|
|Buttonwood Park Zoo||$3,000|
|Camp Spark/ Junior Achievement||$4,450|
|Community Boating Center||$4,875|
|Summer Eco Explorers- Mass Audobon||$3,500|
|Youth Opportunities Unlimited||$5,000|
|YWCA Girls Giving & Growing||$3,500|
|Tract 2 – Camperships – Subtotal:||$57,325|
|Tract 3 – Cultural Enrichment|
|AHA! New Bedford/ City Celebrates!||$2,000|
|Buzzards Bay Coalition||$3,000|
|New Bedford Art Museum/Artworks!||$3,000|
|New Bedford Festival Theatre||$3,500|
|Something Fishy Camp||$3,500|
|Tract 3 – Cultural Enrichment – Subtotal:||$21,000|