MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ April 7, 2022- Impact 100 Jersey Coast, a women’s grant-making collective, today announced it has successfully rounded out its seventh annual member drive at 435 members strong, and with $435,000 in available grant funds for Monmouth County nonprofits. This will take its total funding to date to almost $2.5 million in grants since its inception in 2015.
“We are thrilled with our membership turnout this year,” said Lori Missig, Impact 100 Jersey Coast’s Co-President. “We are so grateful to the 435 women who stood up to make an impact in our community. Despite these tumultuous times, our 2022 class saw a record number of new members!”
The volunteer organization of women from different ages and backgrounds will award four grants of $100,000, and is excited to roll out two new developments to its grants process this year:
Increased Opportunity to Be a Finalist: Instead of one finalist each, Impact’s five grant review committees will put forward up to two finalists each for consideration/vote by the wider membership thereby increasing exposure for a larger number of applicants.
The Addition of Mission Awards: To maximize the reach and impact of its giving, excess funds will be divided among the remaining finalists in the form of Mission Awards, up to $10,000 each.
“Impact is evolving and improving its grants process to be as inclusive as possible while also working to diversify its membership” said Rowena Crawford-Phillips, Impact 100 Jersey Coast’s Co-President. “We are looking forward to another busy year of collective, purposeful action to fund high-impact projects, especially as everyone copes with the aftermath of COVID.”
The grant application process is now officially open. As a first step, interested nonprofit organizations serving Monmouth County should visit Impact100JerseyCoast.org/grants/apply to review the guidelines and submit an Eligibility Form by May 13.
Once eligibility is confirmed, applicants will receive a link to complete the application, which is due on or before June 1. Upon completion of Impact’s member-run grant review process, nominated finalists will be asked to present their proposals to the wider Impact membership for a final vote.
The women of Impact 100 Jersey Coast are looking forward to reviewing all the applications and to awarding four more Impact grants to make a meaningful and lasting difference in their community. Any questions regarding the grants process should be sent to [email protected]
Impact is so grateful to all of its new and returning members! Members can join at any time of the year, and you can learn more about joining the Class of 2023 at https://impact100jerseycoast.org/join/. If you have any questions about membership, send an email to [email protected].
About Impact 100 Jersey Coast
Impact 100’s mission is to award membership-funded transformational grants to local nonprofit organizations while empowering women to improve lives through philanthropy. Since its founding in 2015, the organization has awarded more than $2 million to 18 local nonprofits. Learn more about Impact 100 Jersey Coast, its members and mission at Impact100JerseyCoast.org.