Donate At Your Camp 4


DAY Camp 4 is a challenge grant program intended to inspire and fund new ideas that will grow and sustain affiliated day camps. DAY Camp 4 follows other JCamp 180 challenges, which have helped overnight camps raise more than $70 million.

Key Guidelines

A sum of $35,000 will be set aside for each eligible camp. Gifts of $2,500 or more that meet all other grant requirements will be matched by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation at a 1:3 ratio. A maximum match of $11,667 per gift has been set. Please see the DAY Camp 4 Brochure for detailed guidelines and potential match calculations.

Effective Dates

  • Challenge Grant Start Date - July 1, 2018
  • Deadline for Securing Gifts - June 30, 2019
  • Deadline to Report Gifts - July 31, 2019
  • Deadline for Full Payment of Gifts - June 30, 2021
  • Deadline to Report Payment of Gifts - July 31, 2021

Administration / Grant Data Submission

The DAY Camp 4 program is administered by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation grants administration team using an on-line grants management system.  This on-line system requires each particpating camp to have an account and to register for each grant in which they particpate.  The submission of support documentation that requests matching funds from our foundation must also be submitted through this web portal. 
          To create an account and register for the DAY Camp 4 program please click on this link.
          To submit gift report data and request matching funds, you can access the on-line portal through the link at the bottom of the home page, or by clicking on this link.   
          Directions for use of this system will be communicated to all participating camps during the program webinar. 

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.  Pledge and gift payment information must be provided to JCamp 180 within 30 days of the end of the pledge / payment period.

Informational Webinar

On July 17, 2018, JCamp 180 Director Mark Gold and Grants Administrator Kathleen Rodowicz described the DAY Camp 4 program and reporting system.  A recording of that live webinar can be viewed here (the screen is dark for the first 52 seconds of the recording):

You can also download the DAY Camp 4 Session presentation slides by clicking on the link.

Guidelines and Downloads

Note: This webpage is a general guideline and is intended to summarize the rules of the matching grant program. The DAY Camp 4 Brochure  describes the official rules of the program.

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