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).

2019 Summer Fund Request for Proposals (RFP)

Summer Fund will begin accepting applications on March 11, 2019. Please click here to read the RFP. All applications must be submitted electronically – click here to access the application. Applications are due April 5, 2019, 11:59 pm.

Please contact Anne Nichelson for more information about Summer Fund at 508-994-9625 x 215 or

2018 Summer Fund Recipients

Organization Name 2018 Funding
Dream Out Loud $4,800
Dennison Summer Youth Program $4,928
NorthStar Learning Centers, Inc. $5,000
Youth Employment Total $14,728
Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts $5,000.00
Mass Audubon Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary $5,000.00
Youth Opportunities Unlimited $5,000.00
YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts $4,900.00
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center $3,500.00
Buttonwood Park Zoo $2,500.00
Community Boating Center $3,000.00
NB Art Museum ArtWorks $5,000.00
Junior Achievement $3,500.00
Boys & Girls Club $2,400.00
New Bedford Festival Theatre $2,500.00
People Inc – Diabetes Association $2,972.00
Campership Total $45,272
Total Funding $60,000