Impact 100 Garden State is a simple concept:  one woman, one donation, one vote.  Women work together to provide transformative grants to local non-profits in Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, and Union counties.  Each member donates $1000 a year and together they make the impact of a $100,000 donation.   Over six years since Impact 100 Garden State was founded, the organization has grown from 135 members to 300 members, and during that time provided over $1.35 million in grant money to 13 local non-profits.

These non-profits have used their grant money to run a therapeutic arts program to veterans, grown tens of thousands of pounds of fresh product to hungry families, supported GED programs for impoverished women and youth,  provide teacher coaching and education programs for bilingual and low income families and services to foster children who age-out, set up a Healthy Food Choice Mobile Pantry Program for the food insecure, started a free weekly music program for Paterson children, purchased and equipped an RV that takes social services and goods “on the road”, purchased emergency housing and case management, and financial empowerment programs and loans for those without credit.

In addition to providing vetted non-profits with transformational grants, Impact 100 Garden State members are offered the opportunity to meet and work with a dynamic group of women volunteers who share a deep passion and commitment to serving others. 

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Impact 100 Garden State is actively seeking women to join and become members of this all-volunteer organization.  Its membership drive runs through March 31, 2019.   Numerous membership information gatherings and events will be held throughout the upcoming months including:

“I Love Impact in Union”

January 23, 2019, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm Street, Summit

Special Guests: 2018 Impact Grant Recipients – Greater Bergen Community Action, and Table to Table

“I Love Impact”

February 12, 2019, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Mayo Performing Arts Center, Starlight Room, 100 South Street, Morristown

Special Guests: 2016 Impact Grant Recipient -Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts and its Paterson Music Project performers

“Use It or Lose It; Why We Need Local News”

March 7, 2019, 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Grace Episcopal Church - Neiman Hall, 4 Madison Avenue, Madison

Panel:  Kevin Coughlin (Morristowngreen.com owner), Marie DeNoia (Emmy Award winning journalist), Denise Lang-Grant (Communications Professional and author of nine non-fiction books), Elizabeth Parker (New Jersey Hills Media Group co-owner), and Lisa Vickery (Wall Street Journal)

Member Info Gathering

January 29, 2019, 6 to 7:30 PM
Chatham

Member Info Gathering

February 7, 2019, 6-7:30pm
Morristown

Member Info Gathering

February 20, 2019, 7-9pm
Far Hills

Member Info Gathering

February 27, 2019, 6-7:30pm
Chatham

To find out more about how you can join, go to http://impact100gardenstate.org/events/  or email  France Delle Donne at member@impact100gardentstate.org

Impact 100 is a Special Project Fund of the Community Foundation of New Jersey (www.cfnj.org), which supports charitable giving focused on making NJ communities stronger.

If you would like to be able to say yes to the needs of your community through the work of Impact 100 Garden State, please join us. The positive impact of collective giving is real.

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