Mentoring Jewish Overnight Camps & Nonprofit Organizations
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About JCamp 180

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JCamp 180 is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF). Its goal is to significantly enhance the long-term effectiveness of nonprofit overnight camps and other organizations that engage young people in meaningful Jewish cultural and educational experiences.

The vision of JCamp 180 is not to simply fund required capital improvements and resources. Instead, the Institute:

  • Gathers a collection of experienced nonprofit consultants to teach lay and professional leadership at these camps to become strategic and self-sustaining.
  • Offers a set of matching challenge grants to leverage new philanthropists in the areas of Jewish camping and education.
  • Offers a model for other Philanthropists to inspire them to "give Jewishly" by focusing a large percentage of their charitable dollars on organizations with the greatest impact on the future of the Jewish people.
  • Enhances its offerings with additional services to further advance the profession of nonprofit Jewish overnight camping: conferences, training, webinars, the Legacy Program, Technology Program, etc.


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"On behalf of Camp Ramah in Wisconsin, I wanted to personally thank you for the tremendous work JCamp 180 is doing to raise the bar for the entire field of Jewish camping. In just a few years you have helped transform the field. Todah Rabbah for all that you do to grow and enhance the field of Jewish camping.

- Rabbi David Soloff, Executive Director, 
Camp Ramah in Wisconsin