2019 Grantee Gratitude

2019 Grantee Gratitude

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From our 2019 Core Mission Grantee Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties... Our Littles, Bigs, professional program staff, Board, and families are grateful for our $100,000 grant for our pilot Mentor2.0 program. It truly has been a game-changing shift of the paradigm. Not only did Impact100’s grant enable us to launch a pilot program to partner with a local high school to match a group of students with college-educated mentors and career professionals, and it also prepared us for a virtual and hybrid world the pandemic propelled us into.Mentor2.0 combines in-classroom curriculum, virtual communications on a proprietary platform and monthly in-person activities for the Big and Little. For our agency, this grant has allowed us to think innovatively as we work to serve more youth. For our community, this…
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2021 Grantee Gratitude

2021 Grantee Gratitude

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From our 2021 general operating grantee NJ Agricultural Society regarding the Farmers Against Hunger grant... On behalf of the New Jersey Agricultural Society, I would like to extend our deepest gratitude for the very generous award of $50,000 to support the implementation of the Farmers Against Hunger Grow for Good program at the Laurel Run Land Stewardship Center in Delran, Burlington County, New Jersey.  With your support of the Grow for Good program, we will be able to begin expanding our food donation and outreach to those local populations that are most vulnerable and most in need, i.e., the elderly, disabled, veterans, homeless, unemployed, underemployed, or economically disadvantaged due to other circumstances. Additionally, we will be able to begin to plan for expanded outreach to schools, youth-serving organizations, and young farmers…
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Heartfelt Thank You from A 2021 Impact100 Grantee

Heartfelt Thank You from A 2021 Impact100 Grantee

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Our Impact Goes Way Beyond Awarding Grants The message below was sent to Impact100 South Jersey Grant Chair Kim Moon the day after our Annual Meeting. It was from Mike O'Malley, Executive Director of Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge — one of our 2021 $50,000 general operating grant recipients.  Hi Kim, Thank you for reaching out. We are absolutely celebrating! Receiving any grant is fantastic, but it really means so much more to us knowing that this support is coming from 200 amazing local women. It is really an honor for us to have the confidence and support from all of you. We will most definitely be considering a 2022 proposal. We now feel like a part of the SJ Impact100 family and plan to stay involved. I called [Family Promise CEO] Rosemarie this morning…
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Members Vote to Award Family Promise 2021 $100k Core Mission Grant

Members Vote to Award Family Promise 2021 $100k Core Mission Grant

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Pictured: Family Promise’s Victoria Osborne, Executive Director of Programming & Services, CEO Rosemarie Parker, and COO Kristy Kazelskis.   After members of our volunteer grant review committees spent the spring thoroughly vetting the organizations that applied for our core mission grant, and our members voted, we are proud to announce that we have awarded a $100,000 grant to Family Promise of Southwest New Jersey. Family Promise of Southwest NJ provides homeless families with an opportunity to achieve stability by providing shelter, food, case management, and hospitality while simultaneously utilizing resources within local congregations and the community. Over the next two years, Glassboro-based organization will use our grant for their Promising Futures Program which supports families through financial literacy training, job search assistance, connections to resources within our community, and assistance finding permanent affordable…
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RSVP For Our FREE Virtual Annual Meeting

RSVP For Our FREE Virtual Annual Meeting

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On Wednesday, June 23rd at 6 PM, we invite you to pour a glass of your favorite beverage, settle in front of your preferred digital viewing device and watch along with some of South Jersey's most generous and engaged women as we unveil which organization our members voted to award a $100,000 transformative, core mission grant. The night that we've been waiting for is here.  In addition to the $100k grant, two organizations will be awarded $50,000 general operating grants — which are needed now more than ever.   Our 2021 Nonprofit Finalists: New Jersey Agricultural SocietyWoodford Cedar Run Wildlife RefugeFamily Promise of Southwest New Jersey Read about the organizations and how our grants will support their transformative growth. Even virtually, our Annual Meeting is a great opportunity to introduce prospective members…
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Announcing Our 2021 Grant Finalists!

Announcing Our 2021 Grant Finalists!

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On June 6th at our 4th Annual Meeting, one of these three organizations will be awarded our $100,000 core mission grant. The other two will receive $$50,000 general operating grants. Community Health and Wellbeing Focus Area: The NJ Agricultural Society/Farmers Against Hunger (Burlington County) The NJ Agricultural Society/Farmers Against Hunger connects healthy food from farms to families.Their project will formally establish the Farmers Against Hunger Land Stewardship Center in Burlington County, which will address the problems of food insecurity, lack of access to healthy food, and inequitable distribution of food across certain populations and geographic regions.  Women, Children and Family Focus Area: Family Promise of Southwest NJ (Gloucester County) Family Promise works to empower and support working families, low-income families and families experiencing homelessness. Their project, the Promising Futures Program, will deepen…
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2021 Nonprofit Grant Semi-Finalists

2021 Nonprofit Grant Semi-Finalists

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The results are in!  The grant review committees for our three Focus Areas — Women, Children and Family; Community Health and Well-being; Education — have met virtually. After independently reviewing the proposals submitted to their Focus Area, the committees engaged in lively and lengthy group discussions and determined that the following organizations are moving forward in our grants process and will receive a site visit: New Jersey Agricultural SocietyCATA FarmworkersLegacy Treatment ServicesFamily Promise of Southwest New JerseyWoodford Cedar Run Wildlife RefugeParkside Business and Community in PartnershipBoys and Girls Club of Gloucester CountyRonald McDonald House of Southern New JerseyUrban Promise Many thanks to this year's Focus Area Chairs — Jennifer Fontaine, Valerie Buickerood, Ronda Urkowitz, Kate Williamson, Nancy Gulick and Debra Gips.  We also want to recognize all of the Grant Review…
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Our 2021 Grant Process Is Now Underway

Our 2021 Grant Process Is Now Underway

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Our 2021 Grant Eligibility Application is now available on our website. Submission Deadline:  Friday, January 8th  Don't miss out on our funding opportunity for 2021! It is the first step in our application process. If your organization would like to apply for our 2021 grant, please complete and submit our Grant Eligibility Application. Grant Eligibility Application Our website has all the information you need to take the first step in applying for our $100,000 Core Mission grant. Important dates and deadlines are on our 2021 grant calendar.Make sure you review our revised Grant Eligibility and Guidelines. We have a new Focus Area and have reworked some of our eligibility criteria. Get your questions answered in our grant FAQs. Feel free to share this information with any non-profit colleagues you think might be eligible to apply. Grant Info Session Webinar for…
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NEW Focus Area: Community Health & Well-Being

NEW Focus Area: Community Health & Well-Being

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Community Health & Well-Being Focus Area aims to increase 2021 Impact100 SJ grant applicant pool. It’s hard to dispute that this year’s events have been ground shaking.   Leading the way were COVID-19 and the cries for racial justice that moved so many to act, including the members of Impact100 South Jersey.  Members reached out looking for ways we could collectively make a meaningful difference in an increasingly complicated world. Every year after the Annual Meeting, the Impact100 South Jersey Leadership Council evaluates our entire program including the Grant process. As a result, we determined the Grants process was the perfect place to start to generate change. With input from some of our members, many of whom are senior non-profit leaders, and from some of our grantees, we reassessed our grant eligibility and guidelines for…
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How Our 1st Grant Is Changing Lives In Camden

How Our 1st Grant Is Changing Lives In Camden

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In the spring of 2018, Hopeworks relocated from a cramped row house to an office-like setting in Camden. Our $74,000 grant — the collective contributions of our Charter Members — allowed them to use this space to set up new and much-needed program offerings in academic skills and technology training. This allowed Hopeworks to offer the youth they serve increased opportunities for permanent employment at higher wages.This investment of funds from Impact100 South Jersey has paid off handsomely according to Dan Rhoton, Executive Director. "We have dramatically expanded our services and effectiveness...today, when a young person walks into Hopeworks, they make less than $900 annually. When they walk out, they are making on average over $35,000 a year." Hopeworks Volunteer Wishlist There are still plenty of ways to help Hopeworks…
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