2017 Grants Awarded

Closing the Summer Achievement Gap

Because of your generous donations, PCF bridged the opportunity gap for over 75 students and their families this past summer. We sent 70 students to local camps, including:

  • Princeton Recreation Department - Day Camp & Teen Travel Camp*

  • Rambling Pines Day Camp

  • StoneHill Bible Camp

  • Watershed Nature Camp

  • Westminster Choir College Summer Camp

  • YMCA Summer Camp

* With a special thank you to Send Hunger Packing Princeton for supporting healthy lunches for over 40 of our campers this summer.

In addition to camps, we enrolled students in summer enrichment:

  • Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center swimming lessons

  • Summer Personal Tutoring for elementary school students

  • Princeton Soccer Association programs

Opening Doors to College

PCF provided funding for ACT and SAT test fees for 2 Princeton High School students. Taking the exam was just one step in the college application process. We also worked with 4 seniors to send their scores to 13 different colleges. 

Another part of the college application process is the essay. We enrolled a high school junior in Evolution of an Essay at Princeton High School to support college essay writing. We also enrolled 4 PHS students in online courses for enrichment and recovered credit via Educere.net in Biology, English, Geometry, and US History.

Providing An Equivalent Experience

Much of what we do at PCF is directly related to enrichment or extracurricular activities, but we also want all students to have an equivalent educational experience. That means being able to get a yearbook or school pictures, having an advanced calculator for math class, attending school trips and functions like the senior prom, or participating in swim class during gym. Much of this work is supported through in-kind donations - calculators, gowns & tuxedo rentals, swim attire, luggage, etc.

PCF funded school pictures for 6 JW students and your donations of gently-used items supported the following: 

  • 45 elementary and middle school students received swim attire and towels

  • 4 JW students received luggage to pack for and attend the Washington, DC trip

  • 4 PHS students received an advanced calculator to use for math class

  • 10 PHS students were able to attend their senior prom (local hair & nail salons donated services too!)

We also saw our desire to partner with students to create opportunities for students come to fruition with Emily Becker's Princeton Youth Swim Initiative