Apply for a Grant

Impact 100 Garden State awards high-impact grants to local nonprofit organizations. Every year we combine each member’s $1,000 contribution and together, in an inclusive voting process, we select the recipients. We seek to fund extraordinary programs that will make a difference in the lives of people living in Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, and/or Union counties. Information about past grant recipients and their programs appears on our website.

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2019 Grant Cycle

Impact 100 Garden State’s annual grant cycle begins in April and ends with the Annual Awards Meeting in November. Grants of $100,000 are awarded.  The exact amount of the grants could be slightly higher or lower depending on the total grant funds raised. In addition, Impact 100 Garden State plans to award small recognition awards to those finalists who are not awarded one of the large grants.

For additional information on our procedures, review the sections Grant Application Process and Grant FAQs.

Grant Categories

Arts and Culture:
Programs that develop, cultivate, or enhance the cultural and artistic climate

Children and Families:
Programs that strengthen or enhance the lives of children and families

Programs that advance or improve learning opportunities for children and/or adults

Environment, Preservation, and Recreation:

Programs that restore, conserve, or improve natural surroundings and resources, (including for recreational use); improve the welfare of animals; preserve buildings and structures; or support research, public awareness, or education relating to the environment

Health and Wellness:
Programs that improve the physical and/or mental well-being of people