This web site provides background information on the Ira W. DeCamp Foundation. The DeCamp Foundation was established in 1970 by Elizabeth DeCamp McInery in memory of her late husband Ira W. DeCamp. Over the past 20 years, the DeCamp Foundation’s grantmaking has supported a wide array of organizations within three major program areas: community-based health, workforce development and foster care. Grants exclusively support work in the New York metropolitan area.

Funding Interests:

The foundation’s grantmaking currently focuses on three areas:

Geographic Focus:

New York City


No grants are made to individuals, private foundations, or for matching gifts or loans. No grants are made to endowments, scholarships, or fellowships.


Organizations must be classified by the Internal Revenue Service as public charities and tax-exempt under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

Grant Cycle:

The annual submission deadline for all program areas is July 15th. Decisions are made in October, with notifications sent out by the first week of November.

Type of Support:

Capacity-building, project, and capital (see guidelines for each program area).

JPMorgan Chase Relationship:

Sole Trustee

How to Apply:

If after reading the Funding Interest guidelines you find a fit with your organization, please review our application procedures and submit your application online.