Thank you so much!

2014 Is Headed Into Our History Book!


We have reached a grand total of 185 members, a 37% increase over 2013.  To our many returning members, thank you for your continuing support. And to our new members, welcome!

Our 2014 Grant Application deadline has now passed.  A wonderful number of  74 non-profit organizations have sent in their applications. And our five teams of members have begun their careful work of evaluating each application and selecting finalists.

Non-profit organizations operating in Morris, Passaic, Somerset and/or Sussex counties were eligible to apply for one of the two grants–$100,000 or $85,000.  All our 185 members will have the opportunity to vote on the finalists and we will announce the two recipients at our annual Awards Celebration on October 8.

In 2013, Impact 100 Garden State gave one grant of $135,000 to Combat Paper NJ, a veteran-led program that uses art as a tool to heal. The powerful communal experience of creating handmade art from old combat fatigues assists veterans’ recovery from the physical, emotional, and psychological pain of combat. We are proud that Combat Paper NJ, the finalist in the Arts and Culture grant category, was our first grant recipient. More at

We look forward to awarding two transformative grants in October.  Watch these pages for updates as our grant season moves forward!