Impact 100 Jersey Coast Awards $404,000 to 10 local nonprofits

Photo courtesy of Fields of Dreams Photography

Eight years of collective women’s giving enables 35 organizations to address local unmet needs

RED BANK, NJ – December 7, 2023 – Impact 100 Jersey Coast today announced it awarded four $100,000 grants and six Mission Awards to 10 local nonprofit organizations. Members of the giving collective made up of over 400 local women met at The Vogel in Red Bank on Giving Tuesday to hear presentations from each of the 10 nonprofit finalists, and cast live votes to determine the 2023 grant recipients.

The evening was the culmination of Impact 100 Jersey Coast’s six month grant application, review, and selections process. After a comprehensive evaluation of dozens of applications by 98 Impact grant review committee members, 10 finalists were selected to present their projects to the full membership.

“We deeply appreciate the time and effort that these impressive organizations put into their applications. The diversity of proposals addressing such important causes made selecting the 2023 grantees even more challenging. We are so grateful to be able to help turn their goals into action, creating a lasting impact in Monmouth County.”

– Anne Yeh, Grants Co-Chair –

The finalists recipients are: 

Grants of $100,000 each were awarded to:

Mission Awards of $1,600 each were awarded to: 

Mychal Mills, Co-Creator of KYDS said “I am eternally grateful for KYDS to be selected for the Impact 100 Grant. It really affirms all of the effort throughout the 9 years of our organization. I’m equally excited for the impact we will have on the youth in the community. Our youth are so deserving of this transformative experience.”

Beyond grant funding, Impact 100 Jersey Coast also provides a channel for philanthropic women to support and volunteer at nonprofit organizations. All 2023 semi-finalists submit items of need to a wish list posted on the organization’s website.

Membership is open all year round and Impact 100 Jersey Coast welcomes members of all ages and backgrounds to join it’s giving circle via a number of different options, including payment by installments. For more information on how to join, click here:, and for a list of upcoming events, see here: Impact 100 Jersey Coast would be thrilled to hear from women throughout the area who are looking to make a positive impact in their community.

About Impact 100 Jersey Coast

Impact 100 Jersey Coast is made up of women of different ages and backgrounds who combine charitable dollars, experience, and energy to make a tangible difference in our area. Impact 100 Jersey Coast’s mission is to award membership-funded transformational funding to local nonprofit organizations while empowering women to improve lives through philanthropy.

Since its founding in 2015, the organization has awarded more than $2.88 million in funding to 35 local nonprofits. Learn more about Impact 100 Jersey Coast, its members and mission at

Grantee Update: Parker Family Health Center

By: Jackie Jankewicz

Back in 2021, the Parker Family Health Clinic in Red Bank was a building bursting at the seams. The free health care facility — which serves Monmouth County residents without medical insurance or the ability to pay for medical care — had maximized every available inch of space. That’s when Parker, a volunteer-based organization, embarked on a capital campaign for a long overdue and much-needed expansion and renovation.  

The $107,500 grant from Impact 100 Jersey Coast was one of the first major commitments Parker received. It was amazing that our grant had such a huge ripple effect! Today, Parker has nearly reached its campaign goal of $5 million and the construction on the new addition is well underway, with the second floor and roof completed. Renovations in the existing facility are also proceeding, and the entire project is scheduled to be completed by Spring 2024. 

Greater Capacity to Deliver

The expansion will add exam rooms, space for blood-drawing and vaccinations, and private spaces for counseling, intakes, and telehealth. This increased caregiving capacity will allow Parker to better meet the demand for services, which is up about 25 percent since 2021.

“The Impact grant was so important in the early stages of our capital campaign. You believed in Parker – our leadership and our vision – and kick started our campaign! We will always be grateful for the investment Impact 100 made in us and our ability to meet the needs of the medically underserved today and in the future,” said Suzy Dyer, Executive Director, Parker Family Health Clinic. 

Grantee Update: CARC

By: Jackie Jankewicz

One in seven women can develop postpartum depression (PPD).  And, for low-income women the rate can be much higher. But a program funded by a 2021 grant from Impact 100 Jersey Coast is helping to change that by delivering PPD preventative care to women in need – many of them the victims of domestic violence or sexual assault 

Called The ROSES Program (Reach Out, Stay Strong, Essentials for mothers of newborns), it has been shown in randomized control trials to reduce cases of PPD by half among low-income women.  Now, thanks to an Impact grant of $107,000, the Community Affairs and Resource Center (CARC) is deploying this method in the real world.  In its second year, the program has surpassed grant goals, reaching 189 women. 

“Impact 100 granted us at CARC the opportunity of providing preventive and direct services to many pregnant women vulnerable of developing postpartum depression. We are forever grateful for their support in helping women empower other women.”

~ Paola Marin-Rivera, CARC program director ~

Education and Social Support

ROSES teaches pregnant women to recognize the signs of depression and how to reduce stress by seeking social support, finding a network of friends and family members, and knowing where to go for help.

The program includes bilingual education sessions using a university-developed curriculum and nurse home visits. It has been instrumental in identifying mothers who need additional support and counseling services.

Community Partners Increase Impact 

“It has been so impressive to see how the CARC staff has been able to amplify the impact of our grant. They consistently figure out how to help the women identified by the ROSES program get the additional support they need – whether it is helping domestic violence and sexual assault victims navigate the legal system, or working with other community partners to provide diapers and other necessities to these new mothers.” said Betsy Newman, Impact Grantee Liaison. 


MISSION STATEMENT: To empower the community and strengthen youth and families by promoting self-sufficiency through education, advocacy, and collaboration.

Spotlight on: The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide

By Jen Egan

For many, the “back-to-school” season can mean new beginnings, new friends and welcomed new adventures. But for some kids, returning to school produces anxiety and dread, particularly if they are being bullied or marginalized. Currently, suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth aged 10 – 24.  

Very soon, Monmouth County educators will have an improved resource at their disposal from The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (SPTS). Its Behavioral Health Toolkit, which has been provided in pamphlet form to parents and caregivers looking for guidance on common mental health issues, warning signs and resources, is being digitized for easier access and wider distribution.

SPTS, whose mission it is to increase awareness, save lives and reduce the stigma of suicide, has been pivotal to making educators partners in suicide prevention. They have encouraged superintendents, teachers and counselors to start conversations with students about their mental health just like they do with physical health. In 2006, SPTS helped pass legislation in New Jersey requiring all educators to complete at least two hours of instruction in suicide prevention as part of their professional development requirement.

The Behavioral Health Toolkit  is a comprehensive, yet concise list of what to do, what to ask and what to expectand it has been well received in the school system. Gina Rabone, a student assistance counselor in a Monmouth County school district, estimates she has distributed nearly 3,000 tool kits. In paper form though, its potential to serve the community at large has been limited. This valuable resource is about to go digital thanks to an Impact 100 Jersey Coast grant that SPTS was awarded in November. This funding enables SPTS to put the pamphlet online and on phones so that everyone can access this critical information easily.

“The digital tool kit fills a real gap in the mental health system,” said Susan Tellone, SPTS Clinical Director. “It allows us to reach and save so many lives. It is a game changer in terms of prevention.”

Dawn Doherty, SPTS Executive Director, has kept our grant committee informed of its progress moving online. This past winter, the SPTS team built a new web platform and revised the toolkit content and transformed it into a more dynamic product. The summer was spent producing a promotional video to introduce the toolkit to schools and making enhancements to deliver a more personalized user experience with engaging content. 

Tellone is scheduled to present at the Monmouth County Superintendents’ Roundtable Meeting on Friday, September 29 when the digital toolkit will be launched. Monmouth County schools will be ready to distribute the promotional video in October once the busy nature of the start of the school year subsides.

“I think the toolkit going digital will be amazing,” said Rabone. “Parents on high alert with a child in crisis will have all of the materials, like agencies to call and questions to ask, right at their fingertips at a time when they may not be processing everything.”  

“I am still beyond excited and grateful about the grant,” says Tellone. “We can’t do this without people like Impact 100 members. This made something that was a hope and a dream, a reality for us.” 

September marks National Suicide Prevention Month, and SPTS will be hosting the Women of Wellness & Wonder luncheon on Friday, September 29 at Navesink Country Club honoring Impact 100 member and grantee Marilyn Schlossbach as Woman of the Year. Tickets are available here

The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (SPTS)


Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide is dedicated to increasing awareness, saving lives and reducing the stigma of suicide through specialized mental health training programs and resources that empower students, parents, schools, and communities with the skills needed to help youth build lives of resiliency.


Help build a platform for the digital distribution of the Behavioral Health Toolkit (BHT), currently only available in print, is an upstream suicide prevention resource that delivers compassionate, family centered, and competency-building education.

Grantee Update: Monmouth Arts

By: Jackie Jankewicz

Empowering Youth: The Transformative Power of Art to Improve Mental Health

Art is a powerful form of self-expression, especially for children who may have difficulty articulating their feelings verbally.  The Creative Expressions Arts & Wellness Program from Monmouth Arts uses painting, drawing, music and dance to help children communicate their emotions, thoughts and experiences in a safe and constructive way.   Funded by a 2021 grant of $107,500 from Impact 100 Jersey Coast, the initiative is now in its second year and has reached more than 1,800 kids across Monmouth County.   

Designed to address the rise in mental health issues among children, the program was in full swing during the recent summer camp season.   Teams of teaching artists and mental health professionals delivered free arts programs and services at sites throughout Monmouth County, including the Red Bank Boys and Girls Club, Long Branch Boys and Girls Club, and the Freehold Family YMCA, among others

Helping Kids Express Themselves

One of the projects offered in the program is an art assignment called “Unzip Your Mind.” The activity uses the zipper imagery to “unzip” thoughts, emotions, or anything else kids would like to release from their minds.  For this project, each child receives a blank canvas and a colored zipper of their choice. The child can decide whether they want their zipper open or closed on the canvas, and once they hot glue the fabric down, they can draw or paint anything they’d like to let go of.  During the program, the teachers build relationships with the children and identify those who could potentially benefit from additional mental health services.

“I was one of the participants in Monmouth Arts very first Teen Arts Festival,” said Dr. Carol Penn, Impact 100 member and grant liaison.  “I can say that the experiences provided by Monmouth Arts can shape a life.  I know because it shaped mine! The combination of knowledge, creativity and curiosity equals a super power that is nowhere better molded than by exposure to and experience with the arts.” 

Strong Program Satisfaction

“Monmouth Arts coming is my favorite part about my week. I love art.”  Student from Neptune Boys & Girls Club

Monmouth Arts is committed to measuring the impact of the Creative Expressions program.  It uses an online platform called Hello Insight to continually evaluate and respond to participants social and emotional learning needs.  Pre and Post surveys are taken using Social Emotional Learning (SEL) surveys created by Hello Insight. The most recent data collected from the Asbury Park Boys & Girls Club participants showed 100% program satisfaction.

Grant Inspires Art Program for Seniors

The success of the Creative Expressions program has inspired a new initiative from Monmouth Arts to bring the transformative power of the arts to the senior community.  Dubbed the Creative Aging Campaign, it is being piloted at the Red Bank Senior Center. By bringing seniors together socially to express themselves through art, the program seeks to remedy the isolation and disconnection many experience. 

Impact 100 Jersey Coast Honored

Monmouth Arts is honoring the women of Impact with a community service award on Sept. 28th at Monmouth Arts After Dark: The Art of the Impossible in Asbury Park.  Learn more at

Monmouth Arts

Monmouth Arts

Arts and Culture


Monmouth Arts provides programs and services that support the practice, presence, and influence of the arts and of artists throughout Monmouth County.


In partnership with teaching artists and mental health professionals, the Creative Expressions Arts & Wellness Program will apply art forms such as painting, music, and dance to address the rise in mental health issues in Monmouth County youth due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spotlight on: Food for Thought by the Sea in collaboration with Boys & Girls Club of Monmouth County

By Jen Egan

Restaurateur Marilyn Schlossbach prides herself in lifting up the communities in which she does business. When she arrived in Asbury Park, amidst its vibrant opening nearly 20 years ago, she saw an opportunity.  Through food, beverage and local partnerships, she endeavored to “mend some of the disruption,” that the rapid influx of new business imposed on the long-standing community. 

It began with community dinners in her restaurants – including holidays – that created connections to many nonprofits in Asbury.  Soon after, she was partnering on surf, art and gardening programs for kids.  Schlossbach’s vision for the nonprofit she founded, Food for Thought by the Sea, was to engage in collaborative programs with other nonprofits. One of the first was the Boys & Girls Club of Monmouth County, which she credits for doing a remarkable job elevating all of the different opportunities available to kids in the community. 

“The Boys and Girls Club has always been in this age bracket of kids that we can tap into as a culture and community because they haven’t gotten to a point where they’re jaded or they’ve fallen into something they can’t get out of,” said Schlossbach. 

As new hospitality continued its sprawl into town, it neglected to hire Asbury Park residents. Schlossbach recognized that youth here could benefit from developing a hospitality skill set, the basis of which is communication.  Marilyn realized that her Food for Thought food truck could be just the platform – literally a vehicle for change – where kids could learn critical soft skills through hospitality training. While the concept was sound, more funding would be necessary to program it as Schlossbach intended. 

An inaugural member of Impact 100 Jersey Coast, Schlossbach says she is “floored” by the organization and how effective it is at “helping small organizations do really important things in their community.” At the helm of a grass roots organization primarily funded by herself and her customers, Schlossbach needed a partner to meet the financial criteria for an Impact grant. She applied “over and over,” tweaking the concept and the collaborator through several grant cycles. 

“Even if you don’t get the grant,” she acknowledges, “you get exposure to all of these women in your community that have the ability to not just raise money for you, but raise awareness for you and volunteer. It’s amazing!”

Finally in November of 2022, Schlossbach was handed the ‘big check’ alongside Doug Eagles, chief collaborator and CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Monmouth County. Eagles executed on helping identify a group of kids who would find success by working on the truck via the club’s “Teen Night” program. Meanwhile, Destiny Smith, the club’s Area Director for Asbury stays on top of the individual challenges faced by each of these kids for whom clean clothes, a place to shower and a stable living environment are not always available. Smith and her team play a key role in providing the support these kids need to show up for the job. 

The truck is currently operating at Northeats where the kids are preparing and selling food from the summer menu, including tacos, and at The St. Laurent hotel where they offer food service poolside every Tuesday.  They are making great progress developing the life skills that a real job requires like keeping a schedule and doing their payroll. Schlossbach notes that the kids are so excited when they receive a tip. “They feel like they put a day of work in at a job where all of these people want them to succeed and are here to help.” 

Beyond support of the food truck program, Impact 100 JC members have stepped up to help the Boys & Girls Club fulfill needed items on its wish list

Smith relayed a need for games, yoga mats and drawstring bags. Over 100 of these items were donated earlier this month at a member event as well as six bikes to provide transportation for the kids working on the food truck. High on Schlossbach’s wish list is more Board Members to keep the momentum going.

“I don’t expect we’re going to change a million kids with this program,” said Schlossbach. “But, if we change one and then they change one and they change one, you create a movement, and that’s what we intend to do with this.”   

Food for Thought in collaboration with Boys & Girls Club of Monmouth County


Food for Thought by the Sea provides a platform for nonprofit collaboration to improve underserved communities in Monmouth County and beyond. 


To bring combined expertise in youth development, food service and hospitality to provide a youth workforce development program centered around soft-skills training, financial literacy education, social emotional skill-building and entrepreneurship. 

Grantee Update: VNA Central Jersey

By: Jackie Jankewicz

An Impact 100 Jersey Coast grant of $107,500 in 2021 to the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Central Jersey’s Children and Family Health Institute funded the education, training and certification of 11 bilingual, multicultural Doulas. The program is part of Monmouth County’s first ever Doula Learning Collaborative with the goal to improve poor birth outcomes among low-income women and minority women — especially those without insurance.

Program Updates and Outcomes

  • Focus on holistic care by providing advice, information, emotional support and physical comfort to the mother during the prenatal phase.
  • Know how to educate and access birth control options for women post-pregnancy
  • Improve postpartum care. Doulas know the warning signs of problems after a woman gives birth, such as heavy bleeding or depression.
  • The program successfully arranged for the Doulas to submit applications to become Medicaid providers, so that women without insurance can have the services covered.
  • The program has empowered women in the community to start a new career path. So far these Doulas in training have been connected with 79 pregnant women.
  • The learning collaborative brings the doulas together to network, learn and support each other. As they continue to grow in their practice, they will be able to help even more women and babies.
  • The program brought awareness of the value of community-based doulas to the community and the local hospitals.

“The Impact100 Jersey Coast grants are so valuable to non-profit agencies and the communities here along the Jersey Shore. Impact is a funder that believes in empowering non-profits with a vision to use innovative solutions to address community problems. We were able to do our best work and make this initiative successful,” said Colleen Nelson, Vice President of VNA’s Children and Family Health Institute  

There’s strong evidence that working with a doula can reduce childbirth complications. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) report that the continuous presence of a doula during pregnancy is one of the most effective tools to improve labor and delivery outcomes. Because of the success of the program through our support, VNACJ will seek additional grant funders to continue the program in Monmouth County and to replicate it in other NJ counties.

What the Birth Moms are Saying 

  • “Amazing delivery, all went so well, so thankful and I appreciate all the help and support I received from my Doula. She was amazing and was such a big help.”
  • “The Doula was very helpful to me and gave me great information before the delivery and after the baby came.”
  •  “The Doula was so helpful, excellent person. She made things so much easier for me. I appreciate her and wish I had a Doula with my boy.”
  • “The Doula was a big help. I am so thankful. She helped explain things to me.”

Importance of the Doula Learning Collaborative

Women of color are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than white women[1]. An Impact 100 grant is helping to change that by creating community-based doulas to guide and support low-income, minority women before, during and after pregnancy.

Doulas (non-clinical pregnancy coaches) actively work to strengthen the communication between an expectant mother and her healthcare providers.   Trained to recognize complications of pregnancy –such as preeclampsia or gestational diabetes — they advocate for the best care.   In addition to prenatal care, doulas help with labor and delivery and provide postnatal assistance with breastfeeding, newborn care, postpartum depression and parenting wellness. 

Community doulas do all of the above but because they live and work in the community, and speak many languages, they are able to help bridge cultural barriers and assist with communication between hospital staff and pregnant women.  They also know how to connect pregnant women with community resources. 

[1] According to report on U.S. maternal mortality rates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey

2021 Grantee



Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families achieve their best level of well-being by providing compassionate, coordinated, and innovative care in their homes and communities.


To address the alarming health outcomes data regarding the difference in the mortality rate of white women and babies, and women and babies of color, New Jersey is investing in culturally sensitive health services, including Doulas or nonclinical pregnancy/birth coaches, to improve birth outcomes. This grant would help fund a collaboration between VNA of Central Jersey, Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s Booker Family Health Center, and VNACJ Community Health Center to establish the first-ever Doula Learning Collaborative in Monmouth County. Key components include recruiting 10 prospective multi-cultural doulas from at-risk communities; subsidizing their training in a state-approved program and creating a learning community to support each doula’s development and to teach additional skills – in particular, the business skills to form a cooperative, successfully bill Medicaid for services rendered and provide excellent patient experience.

Spotlight on: Shore House

By Jen Egan

On June 28, Shore House cut the ribbon on their newly renovated Clubhouse in Long Branch. In a matter of 100 days, the 2022 grantee transformed its Clubhouse from functional, but deficient, to amazing! Its members, who are adults living with mental illness, can enjoy expanded programming for social education and employment opportunities that its upgraded facilities can now provide. 

Shore House opened in 2010 with one member, one day a week, in borrowed space in Red Bank. In the past two years, the Clubhouse has seen its daily attendance almost double.  In the absence of any state funding and the only Clubhouse providing a continuum of this type of care in New Jersey, Shore House has been challenged to keep up financially with this growth. 

In 2022, Shore House received a grant from the American Rescue Plan Act of Monmouth County to complete a necessary renovation of its Clubhouse. Combined with the funding from Impact, Shore House was able to finish its kitchen and furnishings in program spaces.

“This wonderful, commercial-grade kitchen that we have now was entirely paid for by the Impact 100 Jersey Shore grant,” said Rich Ambrosino, Executive Director of Shore House. “This will enable our members who work in the culinary unit to create member-run businesses.”

“As in a home, the kitchen is the heart of the Clubhouse,” said founding Board Member Cathy Smith. “The benefits of having a commercial-grade kitchen will allow members to gather to make and serve meals, including on all the holidays.” 

Furthermore, with the new culinary unit, members are now able to participate and get credit in the ServSafe course where they learn nutrition and cooking skills. This qualifies them with a transferable skill to add to their resume, which will benefit them in finding sustainable employment.

Its beautiful new structure also provides sustainability to the Shore House mission – to empower and restore hope, independence and self worth for people living with a mental illness – as well as its model. Run as a Clubhouse, members take accountability toward implementing all aspects of the program. Referred to as the Work Order Day, this voluntary program has members finding recovery through meaningful work done side-by-side with their peers. 

“We tell our members to leave their diagnoses at the door,” said Bailey Taft, Program Director. “We value them as people versus their mental illness.”

Taft also points out that there is a ripple effect from Impact’s funding of the new kitchen, which meets health department food storage standards.  Now Shore House can partner with organizations like FulFill and Lunch Break to accept food donations, offsetting some of the kitchen’s operational costs. This is significant for an organization that is over 90% funded by private donations and grants.

Ambrosino is particularly excited to demonstrate to legislators the full extent to which community-based mental health care via the Clubhouse model can improve the lives of people living with serious mental illness. “Having legislators and decision makers come through here and see our work in action will go a long way,” he said. With nearly two million people in New Jersey living with serious mental illness, Ambrosino is advocating that our leaders act now, while the legislature is setting priorities for the upcoming state budget, to invest in new solutions. 

Read more about Ambrosino’s call to action for a new approach to mental healthcare in his Op-ed with Amy Kennedy of the Kennedy Forum, published this weekend on PBS’s NJ Spotlight News.

Shore House

Health & Wellness


To empower and restore hope, independence and self-worth for people living with a mental illness by providing access to social, education and employment opportunities. 


Funding to support the renovation and expansion of the Club house for adults living with mental illness.

New Jersey Family Law Group to Host Art Show Fundraiser for Impact 100 Jersey Coast

March ABC Event Features Artists Eric Heitmann and Kiersten Heitmann


March 2023 – Toms River and Red Bank, NJ) New Jersey Family Law Group will host an art show fundraiser to benefit Impact 100 Jersey Coast.  The art show will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2023 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ, featuring artists Eric Heitmann and Kiersten Heitmann.

Food for the event will be provided by Chef Emily Yasi, of JBJ Soul Kitchen, a non-profit Community Restaurant run by the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation that serves paying and in-need guests.

Abigale Stolfe, Founding Senior Partner at New Jersey Family Law Group said, “We are excited to partner with Impact 100 to raise awareness and funds for these life-changing projects that benefit non-profits in our community.”

We’re proud that New Jersey Family Law Group has joined this dynamic organization of women who are committed to improving our community. Purchasing artwork for a cause allows our guests to enjoy and own the beautiful pieces by Kiersten and Eric, celebrate the holidays and give back,” said Sonya Zeigler, Founding Senior Partner at New Jersey Family Law Group.

Purchases at the art show are partially tax deductible.  A portion of all proceeds from the art show will be donated to Impact 100 Jersey Coast.

For more information and to register, go to Eventbrite.  Registration is not required.

Meet The Artists

Eric Heitmann creates vibrant paintings that celebrate nature. A resident of his native Hudson Valley, NY, Eric’s work has been feature in many shelter magazines, and he is the recipient of many awards and recognitions including being chosen for both the Westhampton Art Show and the Montauk Art Show, a finalist in The Artist Magazine 34th Annual Art Competition, the cover of ArtBlend, and first place at the 2021 Naples Art Show. Eric Heitmann has been selected into the International Society of Acrylic Painters.

Award-winning fiber artist Kiersten Heitmann of Naples, Florida, creates contemporary artwork using vintage fabrics from around the globe. Kiersten took 1st Place in Fiber Art at the 2021 Artigras Art Festival in Jupiter, Florida, displays at art shows across the county and is collected by art lovers across the country.


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About Impact 100 Jersey Coast

Impact 100 Jersey Coast is made up of women of different ages and backgrounds who combine charitable dollars, experience, and energy to make a tangible difference in our area. Impact 100 Jersey Coast’s mission is to award membership-funded transformational funding to local nonprofit organizations while empowering women to improve lives through philanthropy.

Since its founding in 2015, the organization has awarded more than $2.4 million in funding to 28 local nonprofits.

Learn more about Impact 100 Jersey Coast, its members, the grants process along with its mission and values at 

Philanthropy Built for the Busy Woman

Shrewsbury, NJ – February 27, 2023 – Impact 100 Jersey Coast was founded to empower women to pool their funds and give collectively.  This revolutionary model makes large-scale philanthropy accessible to a wide range of women and profoundly changes the communities they live in.

“Our mission is to raise awareness of our community’s most pressing needs and fund transformational grants for high impact projects addressing those needs,” Lori Missig, Co-President. 

The concept is simple. Any woman is eligible to become a member. Each members makes an annual tax-deductible donation of $1,100. One thousand is applied directly to the Impact grant fund and pooled together to award six-figure grants to local nonprofits. 

The more members we get, the more grants we give and the more lives we will impact. 

Local nonprofits then submit applications for a proposed project or program. “We want to empower local nonprofits to dream big and imagine how a large-scale grant can transform the work they do and the communities they serve,” said Rowena Crawford-Phillips, Co-President.

Member-led committees review these proposals and nominate finalists for the consideration of the entire membership at Impact Jersey Coast’s Annual Meeting. Each woman has an equal vote for her finalist(s) of choice and grants are awarded that magical evening.

As an all-volunteer women-led organization, Impact 100 Jersey Coast remains steadfast in its mission to recruit as many members as possible before the approaching March 15th membership deadline. We encourage any and all women to just take that first step and learn about us. You can check out our website here or come to an event, see here. “I always encourage women to just call or email me to hear first hand what it’s like. Impact has enriched my life tremendously. I’m really making a difference in my community while making lifelong friendships in the process. It’s a win- win for all.” says member Casey DeStefano.

Want to Make a Difference You Can be Proud of? Impact 100 Jersey Coast is here with open arms. Help us reach our goal to unite and engage women in philanthropic giving to help create an equitable, thriving community for all.

About Impact 100 Jersey Coast

Impact 100 Jersey Coast is made up of women of different ages and backgrounds who combine charitable dollars, experience, and energy to make a tangible difference in our area. Impact 100 Jersey Coast’s mission is to award membership-funded transformational funding to local nonprofit organizations while empowering women to improve lives through philanthropy.

Since its founding in 2015, the organization has awarded more than $2.4 million in funding to 28 local nonprofits.

Learn more about Impact 100 Jersey Coast, its members, the grants process along with its mission and values at