Impact100 South Jersey awards more than $150,000 in grants to nonprofits

Members gather for the big reveal in Cherry Hill last Tuesday.

Impact100 South Jersey will award $155,000 in grants to local nonprofits as a result of its fall 2018 collective giving membership drive. Members gathered at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Cherry Hill on Tuesday, Jan. 8 for the big reveal and celebration. The event was held to reveal the number of members who joined and the total raised for grantmaking in 2019.

“The goal in our second year was to recruit 150 members who would each contribute $1,000,” said membership chair Nancy Weber. “We are thrilled that South Jersey women embraced collective giving and came together to help us us exceed our goal and double our membership after just one year.”

Now that the fundraising total has been announced, Impact100’s grant review volunteers will begin the process that will award one $100,000 grant and two grants for $27,500 to nonprofit organizations that provide services in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester or Cumberland Counties. Grants will be awarded in three focus areas: Women, Children and Families, Arts and Culture, and Education and Professional Development. Complete eligibility guidelines and application information are available under the “Grant Info” tab at impact100sj.org.

Once the grant review process is complete, members will hear from and vote on the organizations that will receive the grants at the annual meeting on June 12.

The Impact100 South Jersey big reveal event was generously sponsored by Alloy

Silverstein Accountants and Advisors. Impact100 South Jersey is a women’s collective giving initiative that strives to recruit at least 100 women who each donate $1,000 with the intention of awarding at least one transformative $100,000 grant to a local organization. The group’s first fall recruitment drive in 2017 generated $74,000. The 74 charter members voted to award a $74,000 grant to Hopeworks ‘N Camden to expand technical education, training and career support for young men and women.

Impact100 is a global initiative that combines the financial resources, expertise and talents of women who want to be part of making transformative change in their own communities.

There are dozens throughout the United States and several more in Australia.

For nonprofit grant eligibility and other information, visit impact100sj