Our mission at Impact 100 SJ has always been to harness the collective giving power of women to make a lasting impact in our community. Now, we’re excited to announce an important new step in our journey—the launch of the Community Heroes Grant. These grants are designed to provide crucial support to smaller nonprofits that are doing remarkable work in South Jersey. As we continue to grow and expand our grant opportunities, we hope to reach more deserving organizations that are doing important work to serve our region.
We are launching a grant program for nonprofits that are not yet large enough to be eligible for our transformative $100,000 Core Mission grant, but who we know are making critical contributions to South Jersey.
The unrestricted operating grants of $10,000 each will amplify the work of nonprofit organizations operating on budgets of $500,000 or less. The organizations must be located in and serving residents of Burlington, Camden, Cumberland and Gloucester Counties. The Community Heroes Grant is a natural complement to our Core Mission grant program which focuses on organizations with operating budgets between $300,000 and $5,000,000.
“Impact 100 SJ is growing, and we want to use our growth to touch the lives of individuals helped by more grassroots nonprofits,” says Kyle Ruffin, Impact 100 SJ President. “This is a way for us to empower more organizations and give them an opportunity to make transformational change in their local communities. It is also a way for us to broaden and strengthen our relationships with the non-profit community.
The Application Process
For nonprofits that meet the eligibility criteria, the application period for the Community Heroes Grant opens on January 11, 2024. The deadline for submitting applications is March 24, 2024. From there, each application will be reviewed by a Small Grants Review Committee which will recommend finalists. The winners will be voted on by the general membership and announced at Impact 100 SJ’s annual meeting in June 2024.
We know that Impact100 SJ members are awesome and that many are involved with small, local nonprofits that deserve to be considered for a grant. If you know of an organization that should be aware of this opportunity, or about our Core Mission Grants, please send us their contact information and we will be sure they receive information about how to apply! Fill out or have them fill out the form below by adding the Nonprofit Contact (First and Last Name), their Email address, and the organization’s name. Be sure to include “recommended by [your name]” in the comments section.