Impact100 Garden State Announces Seven Finalists for $100,000 Grants

Impact100 Garden State, an all-women, all-volunteer organization for collective giving, has announced seven nonprofit finalists for the four $100,000 grants it will award in June.

The finalists are:

  • Cheshire Home, a Florham Park-based rehabilitation facility that specializes in empowering young adults with spinal cord injuries, for its program “Rise & Walk”
  • Comfort Zone Camp, a bereavement organization with camps for children in New Jersey
  • Housing Partnership of Morris, which specializes in creating lasting and responsible homeownership through education, for its program “Financial Capability Workshop”
  • Institute of Music for Children, based in Elizabeth, which engages area children in artistic expression and the creative process, for its program “Arts Access”
  • Passaic County Community College (PCCC) Foundation, on behalf of the PCCC Early Childhood and Teacher Education Program, for its program “The Paterson Home Literacy Link”
  • Rebuilding Together North Jersey, Inc., which provides low-income homeowners with critical repairs and modifications, for its program “Community Revitalization Partnership Initiative in Upper Ringwood”
  • Table to Table, a food rescue and delivery organization serving Passaic and other New Jersey counties, for its program “Food Rescue Heroes: Bridging the Gap Between Food Waste and Food Insecurity”

Due to a record-breaking 2024 membership of 408 women, Impact100 Garden State is able to give four $100,000 grants for the first time in its 12-year history. Grant recipients will be selected by member vote and will be announced at Impact100 Garden State’s Annual Awards Meeting on June 5 at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany.

“Impact100 Garden State’s collective giving model is part of a growing trend that empowers women to become active in philanthropy,” says Debby Seme, Impact100 Garden State president. “I could not be prouder of the dedication and generosity of our members, who can truly say they’ve made a positive impact in our communities.”

Impact100 Garden State serves Morris,  Passaic, Somerset, Sussex and Union counties. As of June 2024, the group will have donated more than $3.5 million to area nonprofits.

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