Grant 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 (although local affiliates may apply under the 501c3 of the national organization)
  • Located in and serve residents of Burlington, Camden, Cumberland or Gloucester County, New Jersey
  • In possession of at least 3 full years (36 months) of independently prepared, audited or reviewed 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 programs, services, necessary infrastructure or other initiatives that support the organization’s core mission.
  • Have a mission and programs or services that focus on one of Impact100 South Jersey’s three Focus Areas:
    • Arts and culture
    • Women, children and families
    • Education
  • Submit a proposal budget of at least $100,000
  • Have a plan to expend funds within 24 months
  • Have a plan for both project assessment and sustainability

Priority will be given to organizations that:

  • Highlight unmet needs in the regions
  • 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
  • Activities that are religious or political in nature
  • 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 grant guidelines without prior notice at any time.