Donate At Your Camp 1


DAY Camp 1 is a challenge grant program intended to inspire and fund new ideas that will grow and sustain affiliated day camps.

Day Camp 1 follows other JCamp 180 challenges, which helped overnight camps raise more than $70 million.

Key Guidelines

A sum of $35,000 was set aside for each eligible camp. Gifts of $2,500 or more that are meet all other grant requirements were matched by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation at a 1:3 ratio with a maximum match of $11,667 per gift.  Guidelines and official rules of the DAY Camp 1 program were outlined in the DAY Camp Programs Brochure.

Effective Dates

  • Challenge grant start date - January 1, 2013
  • Deadline for pledge applications - December 31, 2013
  • Deadline for full payment of pledges - December 31, 2015

Guidelines and Downloads

Eligible Camps

For purposes of this matching grant program, each organization listed below represents a single camp.
  • Friedberg JCC Camp (Oceanside, NY)
  • JCC Camps at Medford (Cherry Hill, NJ)
  • Day Camp of the JCC of Central NJ
  • Camp Kadima – Posnack JCC (Davie, FL)

Note: This webpage is a general guideline and is intended to summarize the rules of the matching grant program. The matching grant brochure describes the official rules of the program.

All submissions and inquiries must be made to HGF Grants Administration at