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).

Please contact Victoria Grasela for more information about Summer Fund at 508-994-9625 x 210 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