Founded in 1971, the Summer Fund is a donor collaborative that supports summer camps and enrichment programs for underserved youth throughout Greater Boston. The Summer Fund is operated and staffed by Philanthropy Massachusetts.
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Since 1971, The Summer Fund has provided more than $40 million in resources to build, sustain and strengthen a quality summer program network.
In 2023, The Summer Fund gave over $1,100,000 through its three grantmaking initiatives: General Operating Grants, the Mental Health Grant Program, and the Homeless Campership Fund.
More than 12,000 youth at dozens of sites in Greater Boston benefitted from Summer Fund resources in 2023.

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"Thanks to the Summer Fund's grant, we expanded the number and type of field trips offered and filled all available slots for weekly field trips."
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"One of the main successes we had this year was the ability to host a four-week camp. Usually, our camp is two weeks long, but this year, with the support of the Summer Fund and other funding we were able to make this experience available to students for a longer period of time."

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