Chai Match 4


Participation in Chai Match 4 is limited. Camps invited to participate in the Chai Match 4 challenge grant are selected from a longer list of eligible camps that were asked to submit an application.

Chai Match 4 provides the momentum for experienced JCamp 180 affiliated camps to continue to cultivate and motivate existing and new donors. Gifts in both phases of this challenge grant may come from individuals, families (spouse, parents, grandparents, siblings and children), family foundations or corporations. Grants from a Jewish Federation or from the Foundation for Jewish Camp are excluded. At least 50% of funds raised must go toward capital improvements or facility enhancements; the remainder is unrestricted and may be used for capital improvements, scholarships, endowments, or annual operating needs. During the application process, camps must choose the Chai level at which they wish to participate: single, double, or triple Chai.

Review the Chai Match 4 Brochure for more details about the structure of this matching grant program.


To be eligible for participation in Chai Match 4, camps must be current affiliates of JCamp 180, may not have participated in Chai Matches 1, 2 or 3, and must have completed Create Your Match programs 1,2,3,4, or 5. Eligible camps will be notified by JCamp 180 administration and invited to apply for this program.

Key Guidelines

In Phase 1 (March 18, 2017 through September 18, 2017), each camp raises minimum gifts of $9,000 from individual donors. These gifts are matched 1:1 by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation to create a pool of matching funds of up to $108,000. Pledges must be paid in full by March 18, 2018.

In Phase 2 (March 18, 2017 - March 18, 2018), the pool of matching funds of up to $108,000 is used to match 1:3 all eligible gifts of $1,800 or more. Gifts in both phases may come from new or previous donors and from individuals, families (spouse, parents, grandparents, siblings, and children), foundations, or corporations. Gifts from a Jewish Federation or the Foundation for Jewish Camp are excluded.

To be eligible for matching funds, phase two pledges must be paid in full by September 18, 2018.


The application process for Chai Match 4 closed on January 31, 2017. All participating camps have been notified.

Informational Webinar

On March 23, 2017, JCamp 180 Director Mark Gold and Harold Grinspoon Foundation Grants Administrator Kate Rodowicz described the Chai Match 4 program and reviewed the administrative requirements for the program. A recording of that live webinar can be viewed here.

Administration / Grant Data Submission

The Chai Match 4 program is administered by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation grants administration team using an on-line system as described in the webinar.  All matching grant requests must be submitted through the online grant management system that can be access by clicking on this link.  The grant management system acknowledges all submissions by e-mail.  It is the responsibility of the submitter to assure that documentation has been received by JCamp 180.


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