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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:
- Asbury Park Music Foundation
- InfoAge Science and History Museum
- OCEANS Family Success Center
- LADACIN Network
- Mental Health Association of Monmouth County
- Trinity Church
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: https://impact100jerseycoast.org/join/, and for a list of upcoming events, see here: https://impact100jerseycoast.org/events/. 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 www.impact100jerseycoast.org.