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Applications Now Being Accepted

JCamp 180, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation based in West Springfield, MA, is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for a new cohort of client camps to begin work with JCamp 180 in November, 2012. Since 2005 the Institute has been providing mentoring services to the professionals and Boards of Directors of not-for-profit Jewish summer camps. With a current client list of 84 overnight and 18 day camps JCamp 180 provides mentoring services to the camps' Boards of Directors to improve governance, develop strategic and long range plans, and increase fundraising capability and practice.

In the eight years since JCamp 180 has been working with non-profit camps, the Harold Grinspoon Foundation has sponsored twelve matching grant fundraising challenges that have resulted in $11 million in matching grants to camps that have raised nearly $70 million in new funds during that time. JCamp 180 also sponsors the Camp Legacy program that has provided training and over $780,000 in incentives to 41 participating camps that have gathered nearly $60 million in planned estate gifts from over 2300 individuals in the past five years. In addition to these challenge grants, JCamp 180 sponsors webinars on alumni outreach, technology and fundraising topics as well as the JCamp 180 GIFT Fundraiser's Training program for the professional development of camp fundraising staff.

This invitation to apply for participation in JCamp 180's 6th cohort of camps is open to all non-profit Jewish camps in North America. Canadian camps must be able to comply with US IRS regulations and therefore should contact the Institute offices for application details specific to Canadian Camps. Camps are required to complete this Application for Service. Camps selected to participate will be notified by the end of September, 2012 and are expected to bring a delegation of both camp staff and volunteer leadership to JCamp 180 Annual Conference on November 4th and 5th, 2012 in Springfield, MA.

Completed applications must be returned to the foundation by September 1, 2012 and camps accepted for participation will be notified by October 1, 2012. Please address all inquiries regarding applications and submit completed applications to

Application for Service