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.

Congratulations to the 39 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 $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.

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
Apachi Rogers Park at Bernard Horwich JCC Challenge Course Chicago, IL www.jccchicago.org
Beth Tfiloh Day Camps Israel Themed Miniature Golf Reisterstown, MD https://btcamps.org/
Camp Achva (JCC of Northern Virginia) Challenge Course Fairfax, VA https://www.thej.org/camps/camp-achva/
Camp Alonim Play Space Improvements Brandeis, CA https://www.alonim.com/day-camp/
Camp Centerland Outdoor Musical Instruments Getzville, NY www.jccbuffalo.org
Camp Chai Shade For Camp Dallas, TX https://jccdallas.org/
Camp Chai - Albuquerque, NM Splash Pad Albuquerque, NM https://jccabq.org/https-jccabq-org-camp-chai-speciality-camps/
Camp Chaverim Israeli Culture/Jewish Values Yurt Schenectady, NY https://www.schenectadyjcc.org/
Camp Davis Pavilions with Gaga Pits Nashville, TN www.nashvillejcc.org
Camp Deeny Riback Rebuild of Program shelters West Orange, NJ www.jccmetrowest.org
Camp Givah Pavilion Albany, NY www.tialbany.org
Camp Grossman Bathroom/Changing Room Access for Non-Binary Campers Newton, MA www.bostonjcc.org
Camp J - Orlando JCC Splash Pad Maitland, FL www.shalomorlando.org
Camp J Louisville Pavillion and Outdoor Bathrooms Louisville, KY www.jewishlouisville.org
Camp J Tucson Jewish Community Center Playground Tucson, AZ https://tucsonjcc.org/children-families/education-care/campj/
Camp Jaycee Outdoor Nature Playscape La Jolla, CA https://www.lfjcc.org/
Camp Kadima Modular Mini-Golf Course Davie, FL www.dpjcc.org
Camp Shalom Playground Expansion Tulsa, OK www.jewishtulsa.org
Camp Shoresh Gazebos & Swings Baltimore, MD https://shoresh.com/
Congregation Toldos Yakov Yosef (TYY) Community Camp Rooftop Playground Montreal, QC  
In the City Camp Jewish Woodworking Program Atlanta, GA www.inthecitycamps.org
J Camp (Stroum JCC) Challenge Course Mercer Island, WA www.sjcc.org
J Camp Springfield Art Barn Springfield, MA www.springfieldjcc.org
J&R Day Camp Activity Pavilion Pittsburgh, PA www.jccpgh.org
Jack and Pat Kay Centre Camp Multi-Sports Court Enhancement Toronto, ON https://www.prossermanjcc.com/
JCC Rainbow Day Camp Climbing Wall and Challenge Course Milwaukee, WI www.jccmilwaukee.org
Jewish Community Center of Baltimore Natural Playground Owings Mills, MD https://www.jcc.org/center-youth-families/j-camps
Kings Bay Y/JCC Brooklyn Iceless Ice-Skating Rink/Gaga-Pits/ Gymnastics Room Brooklyn, NY https://www.kingsbayy.org/
Lessans Camp JCC Indoor Sports Court Rockville, MD www.benderjccgw.org
Mid Island Day Camp Expansion of Adler Camp for Children and Adults with Special Needs Plainview, NY www.miyjcc.org
Miles Nadal JCC Toronto JCamp Accessible Community Climbing Wall Toronto, ON https://www.mnjcc.org/summercamp
MJCC Day Camp Outdoor Walking Track Memphis, TN https://www.jccmemphis.org/daycamp/daycamp-home/
Moshava Ba'ir Chicago Grow Torah Garden Skokie, IL https://mbc.moshavabair.org/
Moshava Ba'ir Long Island Ultimate Ninja Course New York, NY https://mbli.moshavabair.org/
Moshava Ba'ir New Jersey Camp Cafe New York, NY https://mbnj.moshavabair.org/
Moshava Ba'ir Toronto American Ninja Course North York, ON https://mbt.moshavabair.org/
Neil Klatskin Summer Camps Multi-Sport Court Tenafly, NJ www.jccotp.org
Ramah Day Camp Climbing Wall and Challenge Course Chicago, IL https://www.ramahday.com/
Young Judaea Sprout Westchester Day Camp Pickleball Program New York, NY https://www.cyjsproutlake.org/daycamp/sprout-westchester/

Grant Timeline - UPDATED DATES

Grant Applications Open March 1, 2023
Webinar about writing an effective grant application March 7, 2023 at 2 PM EST
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 June 28, 2024
Last day to submit gifts to be matched July 19, 2024
Last day to submit grant report August 15, 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