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Impact100 South Jersey awarded $211,000 in grants to three South Jersey nonprofits at our Annual Meeting on June 21, 2023 at Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ.
A $100,000 core mission grant was awarded to the Heart of Camden. The grant will be used to expand programming and services provided by their Bridge Builders Project at the Michael J. Doyle Fieldhouse. The goal is to build on ten years of success at the MJD Fieldhouse by maximizing capacity to improve the lives of women, children, and families living in low-to-moderate income households in the Waterfront South neighborhood, South Camden, and the City of Camden as a whole.
The Bridge Builders Project is a unique initiative that aim to connect critical services to residents, young people, women, women with children and families. The project will serve as a bridge to connect outside volunteers and supporters, educating them about the city and building stronger connections with the community.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties and Habitat for Humanity of Camden County each received a $55,500k general operating grant.
Since launching in 2017, Impact100 South Jersey has awarded $1,035,365 to 15 South Jersey nonprofits. It is one of more than sixty-five chapters in four countries that, combined, have awarded over $123 million in grants to nonprofits in their local communities since 2008.
“The Impact100 model is simple — each member contributes $1,000 toward large, transformative grants for nonprofits in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Cumberland Counites. When our chapter started in 2017 with a few women around a kitchen table, we never imagined the moment we could say we had awarded over $1 million. We owe our success to each of our members — past and present,” said Kyle Ruffin, President of the Impact100 South Jersey Chapter.