Meet Your Match 8


Meet Your Match 8 is a challenge grant program that begins October 1, 2018 and runs through September 30, 2021. The program is intended to boost the efforts of affiliated camps to raise funds to improve their facilities and thereby enhance the Jewish camping experience. Meet Your Match 8 follows other JCamp 180 challenges, which, since 2006, have helped over 115 camps raise over $85 million.

Key Guidelines

A sum of $75,000 will be set aside for each eligible* camp. Gifts of $10,000 to $75,000 that are made in support of capital improvements only and meet all other grant requirements will be matched by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation at a 1:3 ratio.  Full program rules and regulations are detailed on the MYM 8 program brochure that can be downloaded from this link.

Administration / Data Submission

The Meet Your Match 8 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 Meet Your Match 8 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 August 21, 2018, JCamp 180 Director Mark Gold and HGF Grants Administrator Kathleen Rodowicz led an informational webinar for eligible camps on the rules and processes for Meet Your Match 7.   You can download the slide deck by clicking on that link or view the recording of the Webinar below (audio begins immediately, the video is delayed until 1:30):


Guidelines and Downloads

*Eligible Camps

  • Camp Chi
  • Emma Kaufmann Camp
  • URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy