Impact100 South Jersey Awards $155k in Local Grants

Big Brothers Big Sisters, Hispanic Family Center and Ronald McDonald House Receive Grants In Impact100 South Jersey’s Record-Setting Second Year

We are please to announce that our $100,000 Impact100 SJ grant will allow Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland and Salem Counties to increase the number of kids they serve through new technology. Mentor 2.0 is a curriculum-based online program model that lets “Big” mentors and “Little” mentees interact weekly through the iMentor program. They anticipate Mentor 2.0 will reduce some of the challenges the organization faces recruiting “Bigs” because of their travel commitments and time limitations.

Impact100 South Jersey Core Mission Grants are intended to help local organizations reach the next level and increase access to their services.  Big Brothers Big Sisters’ leadership believes that Mentor 2.0 is the best tool to transform the way they serve their children in one-to-one mentoring relationships. They anticipate that our grant will be a game-changer, catapulting the number of children they will be able to serve. 

Hispanic Family Center of Southern New Jersey received a general operating grant for $27,500.  Their proposal focused on transforming multi-purpose offices into private counseling spaces exclusively for mental health therapy and substance abuse treatment for the growing number of people they serve. 

Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey was also awarded a $27,500 general operating grant. Their proposal requested funding to install hypoallergenic, easier-to-maintain vinyl plank flooring to replace the carpets throughout the facility.  Their goal is to create a healthier living environment for the many families of critically-ill children who stay at Ronald House while receiving treatment at area hospitals.