BEYOND THE CHECK:  What Our Grantees Want for the Holidays

BEYOND THE CHECK: What Our Grantees Want for the Holidays

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Our Grantees' 2022 Holiday Wish Lists Getting involved with our grantees can go beyond contributing to the collective grants we award. If you're looking for organizations to support this holiday season, consider fulfilling the wish lists of some of our Impact100 grantees. They've told us what they want and here it is! Our grantees are seeking items that range from helping them meet operating needs to make the holiday season brighter for the people they serve. Just click and send, or make arrangements with the organization's contact. Alice Paul Institute [Wish List on Amazon] Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties [Wish List on Amazon] Cathedral Kitchen [In-Kind and Other Donations] Family Promise of Southwestern NJ [Amazon Wish List] Family Promise of Southwestern NJ [Adopt-A Family Program] Hispanic…
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Pinelands Preservation Alliance and Impact100 South Jersey, Perfect Together!

Pinelands Preservation Alliance and Impact100 South Jersey, Perfect Together!

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Impact100 South Jersey members had a picture perfect day to experience the beauty of the Pinelands with a hike at the Black Run Preserve in Evesham Township. The hike was led by Carleton Montgomery, Executive Director of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA), one of our two 2022 $50,000 general operating grantees. Carleton was excited to share their work with our members when Nonprofit Outreach committee member, Susan Andrew, reached out to organize this meetup.  During the 1.5 hour hike through the preserve, members were treated to beautiful scenery and an overview of the history of the Pinelands.  They learned about the unique composition of the water and soil that make this ecosystem different from other forest habitats. They also learned how suburban development impacts the environment and the ways PPA…
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2022 Member Survey Results

2022 Member Survey Results

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Over the summer, we conducted a member survey to learn more about our members: how long they’ve been part of Impact100, what motivated them to join and renew, and how they want to be engaged with committees and each other. Many thanks members who responded and provided detailed comments.  Among those who responded, we have a fairly even mix of members who initially joined in each year we’ve been around – going back to those charter members from 2017. What most influenced members to join were leveraging their donation to have more impact (78.46%) and being part of a community of like-minded women (80.6%). More than half (59%) also noted the flexibility to be as involved as they choose.    Serving on Committees Among those who responded, 72% serve on a committee, with most serving…
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Impact100 South Jersey donates grants to county nonprofits

Impact100 South Jersey donates grants to county nonprofits

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Pinelands alliance and Cedar Run refuge get $50,000 each By MATTHEW SHINKLE August 23, 2022 About five years ago, a small group of South Jersey women had the goal of organizing their own branch of Impact 100, a women’s collective that awards more than $100,000 in grant funds annually to area nonprofits. The initial group of six founding members was able to recruit the necessary number of members to jumpstart Impact100 South Jersey, connecting women across Camden, Gloucester and Burlington counties who were interested in assisting local charities and nonprofits.  The group recently announced awards of $100,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Cumberland County and two $50,000 grants to the Pinelands Preservation Alliance and the Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge. Total awards from Impact100 South Jersey, have now…
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Grantee Spotlight:  Farmers Against Hunger

Grantee Spotlight: Farmers Against Hunger

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2022 Grantee Farmers Against Hunger Grows Its Impact Despite Challenges  After receiving Impact100 South Jersey’s 2022 $50k General Operating Grant in 2022, Farmers Against Hunger (FAH) increased its capacity to stem hunger through a variety of methods. FAH is a program of the New Jersey Agriculture Society and it focuses on reducing food waste by collecting and redistributing food from food retailers and farmers to organizations that serve people striving to succeed. Executive Director Brooke McMinn shared the many ways the program has grown. Among the things FAH has done since receiving the grant: Expanded the raised garden bed plot and installed new plantings to supplement food donations and serve as resources for local community educational programs.Installed a concrete pad to support food donation deliveries to their storage site where food is…
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Cumberland County Awarded $100k Core Mission Grant

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

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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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