Sustain Your Match advances the dual JCamp 180 goals of encouraging camps to expand their donor database and of stewarding new donors. This three year long program rewards camps for reaching out to individuals who have never previously given to the camp, and for maintaining these first time donors for three consecutive years. The program matches a portion of new donor gifts as low as $100 up to the first $2,500 of all new gifts. The portion of each gift matched JCamp 180 increases in each successive year of this three year program. Through its increasing match formula, the program rewards donors who repeat and increase their gifts over the duration of the program.
Review the Sustain Your Match brochure for more details about the structure of this matching grant program.
To be eligible for participation in Sustain Your Match, camps must be current clients of JCamp 180 and may not be a participant in any other active matching grant programs. This restriction therefore excludes from Sustain Your Match all camps currently participating in the Create Your Match 5, Meet Your Match 6, Create Your Match 6, Chai Match 3 and DAY Camp 1 and 2 programs. Also excluded are camps that have not yet completed the Chai Match 2 program. The director of JCamp 180 will determine the final eligibility for participation in Sustain Your Match.
For calendar year 2015, gifts from new donors that ranged between $100 and $2,500 were matched at 10% of the value of that gift up to a limit of $250 in matched funds per gift. There was a maximum payout in 2015 of $8,500 from JCamp 180 to each camp.
For calendar year 2016, gifts from the same donors who contributed in 2015 were matched at 20% of the value of their 2016 gift up to a limit of $500 in matched funds per gift. Donor contributions had to be a minimum of $100 in 2016. There was a maximum payout in 2016 of $17,000 from JCamp 180 to each camp.
For calendar year 2017, gifts from Sustain Your Match donors (those who contributed in 2015 and 2016) will be matched at 30% of the value of their 2017 gift up to a limit of $750 in matched funds per gift. There is a maximum payout in 2017 of $25,000 from JCamp 180 to each camp.
Applications for Sustain Your Match are now closed. Please contact the Grants Department at [email protected] if you have any questions about IGAM, our online grants management system.
Guidelines & Downloads
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. Please address all inquiries regarding the applications to [email protected]