2020 Grants Eligibility & Guidelines

Organizations eligible to apply for a grant from Impact100 South Jersey must:

  • Be tax-exempt under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code, independent of a financial sponsor
  • Be headquartered in, and serving residents of, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland or Gloucester County, New Jersey
  • In possession of at least 3 full years (36 months) of audited financial statements
  • Have an annual operating budget above $300,000 and below $5,000,000

Applicants must:

  • Propose the use of Impact100 South Jersey’s grant for a project that supports the organization’s core mission, such as increasing organizational capacity, program development, service expansion, capital improvements or similar efforts that will improve an organization’s effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Have a mission and/or programs or services that fit one of Impact100 South Jersey’s three Focus Areas:
      • Arts and culture: projects/organizations that strive to improve participation in the arts or arts education, or that promote civic engagement or education in cultural endeavors.
      • Women, children and families: projects/organizations that strengthen the lives of women, children, (including teens) or families
      • Education: projects/organizations that advance or improve access to learning opportunities for children, teens or adults
  • Submit a proposal budget of at least $100,000 
  • Have a plan to expend funds within 24 months
  • Have a plan for project assessment and sustainability

Priority will be given to organizations that:

  • Highlight unmet needs in the region
  • Are lesser-known initiatives

Grants will not be provided for:

  • Debt reduction, operating deficits, interim or bridge funding or endowment funding.
  • Individuals or private foundations
  • Organizations or projects that contain a religious or political component
  • Fund drives, annual appeals, fundraising events, or general capital campaigns.

NOTE: As we continue to grow and evolve, Impact100 South Jersey reserves the right to change its grant guidelines without prior notice at any time.