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The Ira W. DeCamp Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-28

At A Glance

The Ira W. DeCamp Foundation

270 Park Ave., 16th Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10017

Telephone: 8668885157

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-10-31)

Assets: $81,409,394

Total giving: $2,540,000




Trust established in 1970 in NY - The foundation was established by Elizabeth DeCamp McInery in memory of her late husband Ira W. DeCamp. In 2001, as a result of the merger between J.P. Morgan and the Chase Manhattan Bank, grantmaking responsibility for the DeCamp Foundation was shifted to the firm's Global Foundations Group (GFG)

Purpose and Activities

Grants for community-based health care, foster care, and workforce development.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Community Health Grants Program

This program supports community health centers and select primary care providers in the New York metropolitan area. Funding will be provided for: 1) Capacity building (e.g., leadership development, staff training and improving fundraising or other key resources); 2) Organization improvement activities (e.g., strategic planning; markets, operations and systems analysis; performance measurement and process improvement); and 3) Capital projects (e.g., renovations, new space acquisition and development, information technology and infrastructure enhancements). Contact: Carolyn O'Brien, JPMorgan Private Bank, e-mail:

Foster Care Grants Program

This program seeks to support programs in New York City that address one or more of the following areas: 1) The shift to neighborhood-based services or realignment of services at the neighborhood level, with an emphasis on developing service linkages and partnerships with different service providers within the child welfare community (e.g., substance abuse, domestic violence, mental health and housing). Preference will be given to neighborhood-based services that are family-centered and holistic, addressing the needs of the child as well as parents; 2) Training and strategies to recruit and retain qualified caseworkers and front-line staff at foster care agencies; 3) Training for birth parents that helps them develop specific job-related skills, negotiate the child welfare system and interact better with their children; 4) Adolescent services including education, job training, and independent living skills, as well as services for special populations such lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender youth; and 5) Policy and advocacy efforts around issues such as (but not limited to) housing for youth in foster care, updating the foster care rate-setting methodology and sustaining quality-assurance programs. Contact: Maria Franco, Grants Manager, JPMorgan Private Bank, e-mail:

Workforce Development Grants Program

This program will support workforce development organizations (including intermediaries) in the metropolitan area. Funding will be provided for: 1) Capacity building (infrastructure investments that enable the organization to expand, sustain and manage its services more effectively); 2) Program development (investments in new aspects of the program that will enhance the training and placement experience; and 3) Research and evaluation (to understand the impact of job training programs and of public policy in this area), preference will be given to job training organizations that offer hard skills and life skills training, have support services available to trainees, focus on placing adults in full-time competitive employment, provide post-placement support, and collect data about graduation, placement, starting salaries and retention. Contact: Jonathan Horowitz, Program Officer, JPMorgan Private Bank, e-mail:

Fields of Interest

  • Child welfare
  • Employment
  • Family services
  • Foster care
  • Health
  • Human services
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-10-31

Assets: $81,409,394 (market value)

Expenditures: $3,253,478

Total giving: $2,540,000

Qualifying distributions: $2,933,673