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 

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