Impact 100 Garden State awards high-impact grants to nonprofits serving one or more of our five counties: Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex and/or Union. Every year Impact 100 Garden State combines the $1,000 contributions from each of our members, and, through rigorous grant review and an inclusive voting process, selects grant recipients. To learn more about our past grantees, please take a look at our Grant Recipients page.
Impact 100 Garden State seeks to fund transformational programs that will make a positive difference in the lives of people living in Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, and/or Union counties, over a one to three year grant term and beyond. Awards are made in one of five grant categories: Arts and Culture; Children and Families; Education; Environment, Preservation, and Recreation; Health and Wellness.
Please review our Grant FAQs, our Process & Dates page, and the Grant Outreach Video to learn more about our funding priorities, key dates and timeline, and the benefits to applicants and award recipients who participate in our process.
2021 Grant Cycle
The deadline for grant applications is February 3, 2021. The $100,000 grant awards will be announced during our Annual Awards Meeting in June 2021. Between February and June, our membership reviews grant requests, determines finalists, and votes for the award recipients. The exact amount of the grants may be slightly higher or lower depending upon the total grant funds raised.
Before you begin the application process, we encourage you to:
- Review the FAQs
- Participate in Information Sessions
- Print out the Grant Application to preview all the questions and instructions