Grant Application Process OLD

Impact 100 Garden State accepts applications for programs in five grant categories: Arts and Culture, Children and Families, Education, Environment, Preservation and Recreation, and Health and Wellness. Each year grant committees comprised of Impact 100 Garden State members review and evaluate the applications that are received. The process includes review of the applicant’s proposal, financial due diligence and site visits to semifinalists.

All  Impact 100 Garden State members receive a packet of information on the finalists for their review prior to the Annual Awards Meeting. At the meeting each of the finalists gives a six minute presentation on their program. Members then vote for the finalists of their choice and recipients are announced that evening.

Important Dates for 2021 Grant Cycle

Information sessions for nonprofit applicants  –  Fall 2020 TBD.
View Grant Info Session web page. 

(Note: Dates will be posted in the Fall.)

Application Deadline – February TBD, 2021, 5:00pm

Review of Applications by Grant Committees and Financial Review Committee – TBD

Site Visits – TBD

Finalists Announced – TBD

Virtual Awards Announcement – TBD

Application Process


Full Grant Application

Impact 100 Garden State uses an online application process. Applicants should read carefully and follow all instructions.


Grant Review and Site Visits

Impact 100 Garden State committees will review applications from February to April. Site visits are conducted with semi-finalists during early May. The objective of a site visit is to complete the evaluation and resolve any final questions. Site visits require approximately 2 – 2 1/2 hours of dedicated time. Additional important information related to site visits is available in Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).


Final Decision Process

Grant finalists will be notified in May. They will receive guidelines for preparing written reports and presenting their programs at the Annual Awards Meeting, where the membership votes on the grant recipients.