Impact100 South Jersey, a local women’s collective giving initiative, awarded $200,000 in grants to three South Jersey nonprofits at the group’s Annual Meeting held virtually on June 23, 2021. Impact100 South Jersey is a Special Interest Fund at the Community Foundation of South Jersey, a member of Philanos, a resource for women’s giving circles, and an active participant in Impact100 Global.
A $100,000 core mission grant was awarded to Family Promise of Southwest NJ to provide homeless families with an opportunity to achieve stability by providing shelter, food, case management, and hospitality while simultaneously utilizing resources within local congregations and the community. Over the next two years, Glassboro-based Family Promise of Southwest NJ will use the grant for their Promising Futures Program which supports families through financial literacy training, job search assistance, connections to resources within our community, and assistance finding permanent affordable housing.
“This is a wonderful opportunity,” explained Rosemarie Parker, Family Promise Chief Executive Officer. “This grant will help families stay where they are and prevent them from becoming homeless.”
Victoria Osborne, Family Promise Executive Director of Programming & Services,
Rosemarie Parker CEO, and Kristy Kazelskis COO
New Jersey Agricultural Society/Farmers Against Hunger, which is based in Bordentown, and Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge in Medford will each receive a $50k general operating grants.
“Each and every one of our 200 members is helping our region through their membership, which allows us to award grants to nonprofits and empower women in our region,” said Judy C. Greenberg, President, Impact100 South Jersey. “We are all changemakers, moving our community forward, working in partnership to raise up our local nonprofits for even greater success.”
The Impact100 model is simple. Around the world, individual members contribute $1,000 toward large, transformative grants for nonprofits in their communities. Impact100 South Jersey, which launched in 2017, has now awarded more than $624,000 to South Jersey nonprofits. It is one of more than 50 chapters worldwide that, combined, have awarded over $80 million in grants to nonprofits in their local communities since launching in 2001.