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.
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 will give 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 will be reviewed competitively, and we expect to support up to 25 grants.  

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 will be due on Monday, April 11, 2022 and accepted only via the online portal, located here: https://www.GrantRequest.com/SID_1644?SA=SNA&FID=35827. All successfully submitted applications will receive a confirmation email upon submission. Notification of grant awards will happen in late Spring. See the timetable below.  

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

>> Apply here!

Questions? Please contact grants@hgf.org