Through generous grants from the Opioid Task Force and the Massachusetts Rural Vaccine Equity Initiative, the Foundation for Community Justice has funding to provide families in Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region with summer camp scholarships. Grants will be made on a first-come, first-served basis until the funds are spent. The application deadline is Friday, June 16, 2023. If scholarship funds remain after the initial applications are filled, the Foundation may be able to offer a second week of camp to enrolled families.
Local organizations and agencies (schools, libraries, food pantries, churches, social services, support groups and other community organizations) can refer Franklin County families who are working on healing and/or recovery. (Post pandemic, many children and families fit in this category.) No documentation about the family’s need is required, but on the application form the representative of the referring group will be required to attest that the scholarship will promote healing and recovery. For families in rural areas, the Foundation can provide a $50 gas card if the cost of transportation is a barrier to a child’s participation in summer camp.
Families are to be residents of Franklin County or the North Quabbin Region.
Organization staff and the family will fill out the one-page application and submit it to the Foundation, either by mailing it to:
The Foundation for Community Justice
PO Box 1266
Greenfield, MA 01302
Alternatively, you can scan and return your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Families will make arrangements directly with the camp of their choice. The Foundation will give the family a check, made payable to the camp, to cover the expense of one week of camp per child, and the family will make the payment directly to the camp(s). Once the Foundation receives an application, a board member will contact the family to confirm the specifics of their scholarship.
For families with more than one child, the Foundation will cover the costs of one week of summer camp per child, up to $600 per family.
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