The Summer Fund, a program of Philanthropy Massachusetts, is a donor collaborative providing a strategic coordinated approach to build, strengthen, and sustain a network of high-quality summer camps and programs for disadvantaged and at-risk youth. We provide resources to ensure that summer program opportunities are accessible to underserved communities in Greater Boston.
We provide operational support grants, capacity building initiatives, and other resources to selected camps and programs that offer quality summer enrichment opportunities. Summer Fund camps provide academic enrichment, social skill development, outdoor recreation, safe supervised settings and healthy meals for underserved youth during summer months.
Our strategic funding approach ensures that resources are targeted to disadvantaged populations, and meet the diverse needs of the rich and vibrant communities we serve.
The Summer Fund provides grants and resources to high-quality summer camps and programs that serve:
- Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, and Somerville
- Underserved, at-risk children and youth ages 6-18, from low to moderate income households
- All races, ethnic backgrounds, and abilities, including immigrants and refugees, older youth and teens, and children who have physical, emotional, and learning disabilities.
Visit SUMMER FUND website to learn about:
- Initiatives including Summer Campership, Teen Leadership opportunities, Homeless Campership, Cultural Day
- Apply for Funding
- Make a Donation
Learn more about camps funded: Summer Fund Camp Spotlight