2023 JCamp 180 DAY


JCamp 180, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, announces the 2023 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 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 $25,000. (For example, a camp that raises $50,000 will be eligible for a grant of $25,000 for a total project cost of at least $75,000).

Grant applications will be reviewed competitively. You can find the camps previously awarded grants on the 2021 Day Camp Grant and 2022 Day Camp Grant pages. 

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 Timeline

Grant Applications Open March 1, 2023
Webinar about writing an effective grant application March 7, 2023 at 2 PM EST - Register today!
Grant Applications Due March 24, 2023 by 5 PM EST
Grant period starts June 1, 2023 - only gifts received after this date will be eligible to be matched for this grant
Last day to collect gifts May 30, 2024

Guidelines and Eligibility

You can find detailed grant guidelines and eligibility information here.

We have also shared answers to frequently asked questions about the grant.

Informational Webinar

An informational webinar about the 2023 JCamp 180 DAY Matching Grant was held on Tuesday, March 7 at 2 PM Eastern

>>View slides from the webinar here