Apply For A Grant

Impact 100 Garden State awards high-impact grants to local nonprofit organizations. Every year Impact 100 Garden State combines the $1,000 contributions of all members and, together, in an inclusive voting process, selects the grant recipients. Impact 100 Garden State seeks to fund extraordinary programs that will make a difference in the lives of people living in Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex and/or Union counties. For information about past awardees, review the section on Grant Recipients.

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2021 Grant Cycle

Impact 100 Garden State’s annual grant cycle will commence in February and end with the Annual Awards Meeting in June. Grants of $100,000 are awarded. The exact amount of the grants may be slightly higher or lower depending upon the total grant funds raised. In addition, Impact 100 Garden State will present 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