Impact 100 Garden State has Record-Breaking Year in 2022

June 27, 2022

Impact 100 Garden State, an all-women organization for collective giving and a fund at the Community Foundation of New Jersey, has entered a record-breaking year as it celebrates its 10th anniversary of giving. The organization has announced:

  • 364 members, the biggest number ever
  • $364,000 to give in grants in 2022, the highest amount ever
  • An 85% renewal rate and 64 new members, despite the challenges of the pandemic
  • Two special 10th Anniversary Grants of $20,000 each, one in the area of Arts & Culture and the other in the category of Environment, Preservation & Recreation, to be awarded in October 2022.

At its Annual Awards Meeting on June 9th, Impact 100 Garden state awarded $100,000 grants to each of the following organizations for the programs noted below, based on member votes:


Birth Haven, Inc.


Birth Haven II: Extended Care, Housing and Supportive Services


Jewish Family Service & Children’s Center of Clifton-Passaic

The Impact Café: A Pop-Up Business Powered by People with Disabilities


Second Street Youth Center, Inc.


Family & Community Navigator Program


In addition, four organizations received $5,000 Merit Awards:


By the end of 2022, Impact 100 Garden State will have awarded more than $2.8 million to nonprofits in its service area of Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex and Union Counties.

“As we celebrate our tenth year of grant-making, I continue to be amazed by the collective womanpower of our members, which makes these grants possible,” says Impact 100 Garden State President Debby Seme. “Our ability to make a significant impact in our communities begins with individual members’ donations and continues through outreach to nonprofits, membership recruitment and engagement, grant evaluation and grant oversight. We couldn’t be more proud to support these outstanding organizations.”

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