Day School MATCH Program Reignited: Field Will Be Injected With $9 Million in New Funds

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Education & Administration
Jan. 28, 2012

Source: The MATCH Project 


MATCH, a matching grant program designed to strengthen Jewish day schools by expanding the community of donors, will launch in July, 2012 for the fourth time since 2004. In partnership with the Jewish Funders Network (JFN) and the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE), the AVI CHAI and Kohelet Foundations will be matching the first $6 million of new donations to Jewish day schools throughout North America with an additional $3 million, thereby infusing the field with at least $9 million of additional funds.


MATCH is a matching grants program which aims to spark dynamic new funding relationships for Jewish day school education. Funded by the AVI CHAI and Kohelet Foundations and in partnership with the Jewish Funders Network (JFN) and the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE); MATCH grants matching funds to first-time donors giving new gifts of at least $10,000 to Jewish day school education in the United States and Canada. Individual schools may receive up to $50,000 in matching funds.

  • Donors may not be parents of a currently enrolled Jewish day school student
  • This must be the donor's first gift in support of Jewish day school education or at least a five times increase from their previous gift or the combined total of their gifts in a fiscal year; whichever amount is greater
  • All gifts must be at least $10,000 in $US

Updated: Feb. 07, 2017
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