For the over 20 years, United Way of Greater New Bedford’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 $77,000 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, Carney Family Charitable Foundation, CDM Smith, 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.
2017 Summer Fund Recipients
|Organization Name||2017 Funding|
|Buttonwood Park Zoo||$2,500|
|Dennison Summer Youth Program||$4,928|
|Dream Out Loud||$4,800|
|NBHS Academy Interns||$4,800|
|NorthStar Learning Centers, Inc.||$5,000|
|South Coast Youth Conservation Corps||$5,000|
|Youth Employment Total||$32,028|
|Boys & Girls Club||$2,400|
|Community Boating Center||$11,086|
|Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts||$5,000|
|Youth Opportunities Unlimited||$5,000|
|New Bedford Festival Theatre’s 2017 Summer Academy||$2,500|
|New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center||$3,500|
|Cultural Enrichment Total||$13,000|