Boys & Girls Clubs of Cumberland County Awarded $100k Core Mission Grant

Boys & Girls Clubs of Cumberland County Awarded $100k Core Mission Grant

Grants, SJ WOMEN GIVE
Congratulations to our 2022 Grant Recipients! This year, we are proud to announce that collectively our members awarded $200,000 in grants to three South Jersey nonprofits at the group’s Annual Meeting held on June 15, 2022, at Maggiano’s Restaurant in Cherry Hill, NJ. A $100,000 Core Mission grant was awarded to the Boys and Girls Club of Cumberland County in Vineland. The grant will be used to extend their current building (a former credit union), more than doubling its existing space and increasing the number of young people they serve.   Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge (Medford, NJ) and the Pinelands Preservation Alliance (Southampton, NJ) will receive $50k general operating grants. "We are thrilled to be able to award these impactful grants throughout the South Jersey community.  When we started five years ago with several…
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2022 ANNUAL MEETING

2022 ANNUAL MEETING

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This is the biggest night of the year — the night our members choose which organizations will receive collective contributions of $200,000. You'll hear from the nonprofit finalists selected by fellow members and vote for the South Jersey organizations that will be awarded one (1) $100,000 grant and two (2) grants for $50,000. Our 2022 Nonprofit Finalists: Boys & Girls Clubs of Cumberland CountyPinelands Preservation AllianceWoodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge Our Annual Meeting is also a great opportunity to meet fellow members, introduce prospective members to our growing movement and learn about upcoming events and activities. Guests are encouraged to come watch women's collective philanthropy in action! Admission: 2022 & 2023 Impact100 SJ Members attend FREE.Non-members $25 per person (in advance). Not ready to attend in person?  You can also participate…
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GRANTEE SPOTLIGHT: HOPEWORKS ‘N CAMDEN

GRANTEE SPOTLIGHT: HOPEWORKS ‘N CAMDEN

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How Our First Grant Helped Transform The Organization In 2018, Impact100SJ awarded our very first grant of $74,000 to Hopeworks ‘N Camden, a Camden-based organization that provides young people ages 17-26 with training in coding, web development and entrepreneurship. At the time, Hopeworks had been operating for many years out of a row home in Camden, but they had outgrown it. More young people than could fit into its space wanted to participate in its training opportunities. Hopeworks had obtained a larger space but needed funding to fit out and develop the space with desks, learning stations, technology training curriculum and software to better prepare its young people for a range of well-paying jobs. The Impact100 South Jersey grant helped make it happen as Hopeworks was moving to its new…
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How Grantee Family Promise Is Using Impact100 Grant to Address Family Homelessness

How Grantee Family Promise Is Using Impact100 Grant to Address Family Homelessness

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Since 2020, Family Promise of Southwest New Jersey has been awarded $143,000 in Impact100 South Jersey grants. The mission of Family Promise, which is located in Gloucester County, is to provide homeless families an opportunity to achieve stability by providing shelter, food, case management, and hospitality while simultaneously using resources within local congregations and the community. ​ In 2020, Family Promise was a finalist, and in 2021, they were awarded our $100,000 Core Mission grant. The goal of the project for which they received the Core Mission Grant focuses on Family Promise's shelter reduction plan, which aims to reduce the number of home-insecure families with whom they work from entering shelters, and instead help them work to stabilize their existing housing situation. One of the main ways our grant does that is through the disbursement…
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Final Report: How Big Brothers & Big Sisters Used Impact100 SJ’s 2019 $100k Grant

Final Report: How Big Brothers & Big Sisters Used Impact100 SJ’s 2019 $100k Grant

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Our 2019 Core Mission grantee's final report lays out how the Impact100 South Jersey grant allowed the organization to overcome obstacles, function during the pandemic and increase the number of young people they serve. Read the full report detailing the many ways Big Brothers Big Sister of Cumberland & Salem Counties pivoted when necessary to provide better service and used our $100,000 grant to continue to meet its mission during the pandemic. Big Brother Big Sisters Final Report Big Brothers Big Sisters pilot cohort gathering for their monthly in-person Chat and Chew before thepandemic. Mentor Beatrix Mentee Brazil discuss the steps to apply for college.Mentor Ken and Mentee Louis collaborate on a career path finder activity.
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BEYOND THE CHECK: An Evening In The Wild

BEYOND THE CHECK: An Evening In The Wild

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Gathered around a campfire and greeted by Phoebe the skunk (scent glands removed!), Impact100 SJ members enjoyed an evening in nature with 2021 grantee Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge.  Over a casual dinner, wine, and s’mores we learned that the refuge sees and treats over 6,000 wild animals annually and reorients animals that have lost their natural survival ability. The goal is to release them back to the wild when ready, but some become residents at the refuge if they are unable to return to their natural habitats. Staff shared information about their educational programs for students and for scouts and other community groups before leading members on a night hike through a trail in their 171 acres of preserved Pinelands. The $50,000 grant from Impact100 supports the educational programs.…
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2022 Grant Application Process Now Underway!

2022 Grant Application Process Now Underway!

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NONPROFITS! Register now for our November 17th Grant Info Session to learn more about our 2022 $100,000 grant application process. Virtual Grant Information Session The Impact100 South Jersey virtual Info Session for organizations seeking to apply for our 2022 $100,000 grant takes place Wednesday, November 17th at 4:30 PM on ZOOM. Register for Grant Info Session Grant Eligibility Application Our Grant Eligibility Application is now available here on our website. It is the first of several steps that nonprofit organizations applying for our grant must take. Eligibility Application Deadline:December 31, 2021 | 5 PM Grant Eligibility Guidelines Grant Eligibility Application Organizations eligible to apply must meet the eligibility requirements to be invited to submit a full proposal for the Impact100 South Jersey $100,000 grant. Grant Frequently Asked Questions
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Another Way Impact100 Members Support Grantee Farmers Against Hunger

Another Way Impact100 Members Support Grantee Farmers Against Hunger

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BEYOND THE CHECK: 5,400 pounds of butternut squash provides a lot of nutrient dense, versatile food for families in need as well as a great workout for those gathering it.  And a workout is just what 11 members of Impact100 SJ got when they gleaned at Grasso Girls Farm in Mullica Hill with Farmers Against Hunger! (See photos below.) Farmers Against Hunger, one of our 2021 grantees, executes excellent programs and solutions to food waste in the State of New Jersey and creates a pathway for redistributing nutritious produce to food banks and soup kitchens around the state.  Eighty billion pounds of food is wasted annually in the U.S. with 16% of the waste occurring on farms where surplus crops can lay rotting in fields. By working with volunteers for…
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Kyle Ruffin Receives Philanos’ Willoughby Award

Kyle Ruffin Receives Philanos’ Willoughby Award

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Congratulations to Kyle Ruffin for receiving Philanos' first Willoughby Award for Leadership In Women's Philanthropy. Philanos is the national organization for women's giving circles around the world. This inaugural award in honor of Colleen S. Willoughby, the founder of both the Washington Women's Foundation and Philanos, honors visionary women leaders in philanthropy who, like Colleen, have taken the field into exciting, new directions.   Kyle (pictured with Impact100 South Jersey President Judy Greenberg) is a founding member of Impact100 South Jersey, a member of the Leadership Council and Chair of the Communications Committee, vice chair of the Community Foundation of South Jersey and Board Member for the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey.   She also, along with other local women, spearheaded  "WHY WE GIVE: South Jersey Women Who Give Back" in October of 2020, an event that brought together diverse groups of women givers. Her tireless efforts…
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Share Your Love Of Impact100 South Jersey

Share Your Love Of Impact100 South Jersey

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We want to go viral!  Are you on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn?  You can help by showing your friends, family and colleagues how proud you are to be part of Impact100 South Jersey.   Here's how:  Print an Impact100 South Jersey flyer. Shoot a photo of yourself holding our flyer.Post it on your favorite social media platform(s).IMPORTANT:  Include "@impact100sj" in your message so we can see & share it! Click here to download a PDF of our PROUD MEMBER FLYER.
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