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

2019 Summer Fund Recipients

Organization Name 2019 Funding
NorthStar Learning Centers $5,000
Immigrants’ Assistance Center $2,700
Dream Out Loud Center $2,400
Dennison Memorial Community Center $4,800
Groundwork Southcoast $2,500
Youth Employment Total $17,400
Mass Audubon Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary $5,000
Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts $3,500
YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts $5,000
Buttonwood Park Zoological Society $2,500
Boys & Girls Club of Greater New Bedford $3,500
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center $2,500
Junior Achievement of Southern MA $3,500
Community Boating Center $3,000
NB Art Museum ArtWorks $2,500
Youth Opportunities Unlimited $5,000
Campership Total $36,000
Total Funding $53,400