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2021 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:
      • Women, Children and Families: Projects that strengthen the lives of women, children, (including teens) or families.
      • Education: Projects that advance or improve access to learning opportunities for children, teens or adults.
      • Community Health and Wellbeing: Projects that seek to meet the basic needs of community members, or otherwise provide significant opportunities for improving physical or mental health.
    • submit a project budget of $100,000 or above.
    • have a plan to expend funds within 24 months.
    • have a plan for project assessment and sustainability.
Grants will not be provided for:
    • debt reduction, operating deficits, interim or bridge funding or endowment funding.
    • individuals or private foundations.
    • projects which require participation in activities of a particular faith, denomination or religion.
    • 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.