2022 JCamp 180 DAY

JCamp 180, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, announces the 2022 matching grant available to Jewish Day Camps to support physical improvements.
Congratulations to the 30 camps selected to participate in the grant!

This competitive challenge grant program is available to nonprofit Jewish Day Camps in the United States and Canada interested in fundraising for physical improvements to better serve Jewish campers for years to come. We welcome all non-profit Jewish Day Camps in the United States and Canada, regardless of JCamp affiliation.

The matching grant gives one dollar for every two dollars raised (1:2) for gifts restricted for physical improvements (defined below), up to a maximum grant allocation of up to $20,000. (For example, a camp that raises $40,000 will be eligible for a grant of $20,000 for a total project cost of at least $60,000).

Applications were reviewed competitively - the 30 participating camps can be found below.  

The Harold Grinspoon Foundation is seeking to fund projects that:

  1. Result in physical improvements for the primary benefit of day campers: Projects should support the mission of the camp and enhance camper experience in support of recruitment and retention efforts of Jewish families.
  2. Primarily serve the Day Camp: The physical improvement projects may be used year-round, but applicants will need to demonstrate that the project will primarily serve the day camp community during its peak summer operating period.
  3. Inspire new or greater Jewish philanthropy: We invite applicants to share how they will use this grant to raise new or increased gifts for the purpose of fostering a culture of philanthropy. This may include using the grant to inspire new or more generous philanthropic support, inspire greater lay leader engagement in fundraising, or develop a compelling case for support for the Jewish day camp.

Grant Applications were due on Monday, April 11, 2022.

Participating Camps

If you are interested in supporting one of these projects, please be in touch with the camp directly.
Organization Name Project Location Website
92nd Street Y Gymnastics Pavilion New York, NY www.92Y.org
Barney Goodman Camp Pavilion and Amphitheater Overland Park, KS www.theJKC.org
Camp By The Sea Bayit Bachutz Margate, NJ www.jccatlantic.org
Camp Centerland Archery Pavilion Getzville, NY www.jccbuffalo.org
Camp Gan Israel New Ballfield Alpharetta, GA www.chabadnf.org
Camp Gan Izzy East Cobb Gan Izzy Tree House Marietta, GA www.chabadofcobb.com
Camp Hilbert Israeli Culture Pavilion Richmond www.weinsteinjcc.org
Camp J Louisville Yachad Inclusion Playground Louisville, KY www.jewishlouisville.org
Camp Jaycee Accessible Playground & Multi-Use Pavilion La Jolla, CA www.lfjcc.org/
Camp JCC Challenge Course Climbing Tower Allentown, PA www.lvjcc.org
Camp Kadima Camping, Garden, and Classroom Environment Davie, FL www.dpjcc.org
Camp Kef Splash Pad Wynnewood, PA www.phillyjcc.com
Camp Shalom at the Mandel JCC Boynton Beach Amphitheater Boynton Beach, FL https://bb.jcconline.com
Elaine Frank Apachi Day Camp Garoon Greenhouse Lake Zurich, IL www.apachi.org/efa
Explorer Day Camp Water Slide Bayside, NY www.commonpointqueens.org/program/explorer-day-camp/
Greater Columbus Day Camp ootBox Multi-Purpose Program Space Columbus, OH www.columbusjcc.org/summer-camp/
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC Hoop House for Bonim Farms Gardens Milwaukee, WI www.jccmilwaukee.org
In the City Camp Rock Climbing Gym Atlanta, GA www.inthecitycamps.org
J Camp Outdoor Sports Court Mercer Island, WA www.sjcc.org
J Camp Springfield Art Barn Springfield, MA www.springfieldjcc.org
JCAMP (at Westside JCC) Indoor Rock Wall and Climbing System Los Angeles, CA www.westsidejcc.org
JCC Abrams Camps Convertible Tennis, Pickleball, Volleyball, & Badminton Sport Court East Windsor, NJ www.jccpmb.org
JCC Camp Ruach Tiyul (Hike) Track Bridgewater, NJ www.ssbjcc.org
JCC Camps at Medford "Ravi's Bimah" - Outdoor Stage/Bandstand Cherry Hill, NJ www.jfedsnj.org
JEA Camp Savannah Kehilla Basketball Courts Savannah, GA www.savannahjea.org
Jewish Federation of Tulsa Playground and Synthetic Grass Tulsa, OK www.jewishtulsa.org
Kings Bay Y Summer Day Camp Extreme Activity "J"-Park Brooklyn, NY www.kingsbayy.org
Levinson Day Camp Amphitheater Pittsburgh www.jccpgh.org/jcc-camps/james-rachel-levinson-day-camp/
Mid Island Day Camp Basketball and Activity Court Plainview, NY www.miyjcc.org
MJCC Day Camp Campground Building/Ropes Course Memphis, TN www.jccmemphis.org/daycamp/daycamp-home/

Guidelines and Eligibility

Find more information about the grant guidelines and eligibility here.

Informational Webinar

An informational webinar about the 2022 JCamp 180 DAY Matching Grant was held on Thursday, March 24 at 2 PM Eastern



Grant Announcement March 2022
Information Session Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 2 PM EST
Grant application due Monday, April 11, 2022, by 5 PM EST
Grant Review process April - May 2022
Notification of Grant Awards May 2022
Grant Agreement due No later than June 30, 2022
Grant period starts July 1, 2022 - only gifts received after this date will be eligible to be matched for this grant
Last day to collect gifts June 30, 2023
Last day to submit gifts to be matched July 15, 2023
Last day to submit grant report July 31, 2023

Questions? Please contact grants@hgf.org