Create Your Match


Building on the extraordinary success of its first challenge grant program in 2005-2006 (MYM - $11 million raised for Jewish camping), JCamp 180, through the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, launched a new matching grant program called Create Your Match. This program, which ended in December 2006, was for JCamp 180-affiliated camps that participated in Meet Your Match. It enabled camp leaders to continue their fundraising momentum, motivate significant donors, and cultivate new donors.

Camps were challenged to secure up to $75,000 in $25,000 increments which was then matched 1:1 by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation to create a pool of matching funds. Camps then secured gifts of $5,000 or more using the pool of matching funds to match these gifts 1:2.


  • 23 camps participated
  • $13 million raised in pledges to camps
  • $1.5 million matched by HGF
  • 372 individual gifts to camps