MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Members of Impact 100 Garden State voted to award three $110,000 grants to the following recipients and their programs: 

  • County College of Morris Foundation – Dover College Promise
  • CUMAC – Beyond Hunger
  • Union County Economic Development Corp. – Entrepreneurship as a Second Chance

These organizations will provide services and scholarships to low-income middle and high school students, healthy foods and supportive services to help break the cycle of poverty, and opportunities to explore business ownership to citizens returning from incarceration as a way to reenter society, officials said.

Two merit grants of $8,000 each were awarded to Passaic County Community College Foundation and The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.

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Impact 100 Garden State is a women-led, all volunteer, philanthropic organization that empowers women to provide high impact, transformational grants to local nonprofits that reach underserved populations in Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, and Union counties. Each member contributes $1,000 a year and that donation is pooled for collective giving. Since 2013, Impact 100 Garden State has donated $1.7 million to vetted nonprofits and each member has a vote in deciding which nonprofits become grant recipients.

For more information about Impact 100 Garden State, to find out how you can join, or to find out how to apply for a grant, please contact the organization at or go to:


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