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Welcome to 55 new 2020 Impact 100 Garden State members! And thank you to all those of you who renewed their membership helping us reach an all-time-high 83% member retention rate!

With a total of 341 members, together we will award $341,000 in Impact 100 GS grants to nonprofit programs at the June 17th Annual Award Meeting.

And we will have awarded more than $2 Million in Total Grants back to the community since our launch in 2013; imagine the lasting impact!

Any new or returning member wanting to get involved, please contact us at; We welcome your participation!

Rising Stars


We congratulate Farmstead Arts, the recipient of our first Rising Stars grant of $5000. Located in Basking Ridge, the center offers year-round concerts, theater performances, art exhibitions, and special events for the local community.

Member Virginia Brennan nominated Farmstead Arts.

We thank our members who took the time to nominate a small nonprofit they admired. There were eight wonderful finalists. Read about all of them at Rising Stars.


Nominations for Rising Stars 2021 will open in the fall.  For questions, email Rising Stars.

2020 Grant

Picture Caption: The 2020 Grant Operations  Team gathered for Orientation Participating in the session were (front, left to right): Pat Rochkind, Lisa Pollak, Louise Murray, Lee Bashe, Victoria Herzberg, Kristin Stuek; (back,left to right)): Bonnie Gardner, Karen Yutsus, Anneke Demarest. Not pictured are Colleen Bondy, Anne Yardley and Betty Hutcheon.

The 2020 Impact 100 Garden State Grant Committees are fully engaged in reviewing  53 applications from nonprofit organizations serving populations in Morris, Sussex, Union, Passaic and/or  Somerset Counties.

Sixty eight (68) Impact 100 GS members are participating in the grant process which includes review of applications, selection of semi-finalists for possible site visits and then selection of finalist candidates.

Finalists will present and be voted on by all members at the Annual Awards Meeting on June 17, 2020.