Create Your Match 5


Create Your Match 5 is the follow-up matching grant program for camps that completed Meet Your Match 5. This program was intended to help camps continue to cultivate and motivate their donors.

Key Guidelines

In Phase 1 (February 1, 2013 - September 30, 2013), each camp raised minimum gifts of $25,000 from donors (up to a $75,000 maximum). These gifts were matched 1:1 by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation to create a pool of matching funds of up to $150,000. Pledges had to be paid in full by December 31, 2013.

In Phase 2 (ending May 31, 2014), the pool of matching funds of up to $150,000 were used to match 1:2 all eligible gifts of $3,600 or more. Gifts in both phases could 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, at least one-third of each pledge amount had to be paid within 60 days of submission of the pledge application to the Harold Grinspoon Foundation; the remaining pledge amount had to be paid in full by May 31, 2016.

Camps had to use at least 50% of Create Your Match 5 funds for capital improvements and could use the remainder for capital improvements, scholarships, endowments or annual operating needs.

Guidelines and downloads

Participating Camps:

  • B'nai B'rith Camp Winnipeg
  • Camp Henry Horner
  • JCC Ranch Camp
  • Shwayder Camp
  • Ramah in the Rockies
  • URJ Camp Kutz