Community Foundation of New Jersey

Impact 100 Garden State Announces Two Grants of at least $100,000 to be Awarded in 2017

February 15, 2017

Impact 100 Garden State, a philanthropic women’s organization, is offering at least two grants of $100,000 or more to nonprofit organizations in New Jersey.  The grants must be used to fund programs in Morris, Passaic, Somerset or Sussex counties. Grant applicants should focus on one of five grant categories – Arts and Culture; Children and Families; Education; Environment, Preservation or Recreation; or Health and Wellness.

To learn about what types of programs Impact 100 Garden State has funded in the past and better understand the application process and grant criteria, program staff, leadership and board members are invited to attend one of four Impact 100 Information Sessions.

Grant applicants are not required to attend these sessions, but many have found them to be helpful. Individuals and nonprofits who have attended in the past are welcome to join again and share in the discussion.

Thursday, March 9, from 12:00 to 2 p.m.
New Jersey Community Development Corp., Rogers Meeting Center, 2nd floor, 32 Spruce Street, Paterson.
Please park at the Great Falls Overlook parking area (1 block walk) or find street parking, take the outside stairs, left on top of the stairs to building entrance.

Tuesday, March 14, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Morris County Library, Public Meeting Room, 30 Hanover Avenue, Whippany

Wednesday, March 15, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
United Way of Northern NJ, 2 Spring Street, Newton

Thursday, March 16, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Somerset County 4-H, Ted Blum Center, 310 Milltown Road, Bridgewater.

Please visit for more information about grant evaluation criteria, and also to view the 2017 application which will be posted in March. Applications must be submitted online by May 18, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.