May 3, 2021 - Impact100 Essex announced the availability of a $100,000 Impact Grant and kicked off its 2021 grant cycle with an information session for Essex County nonprofits. At the April 20th session over 60 organizations from across the county attended to learn about the grant application process.

“We were pleased to see so many faces at our virtual information session -- both familiar organizations and new ones too,” said Jill Edinburg, Grants Committee Co-Chair. “We look forward to reviewing their proposals, reflecting the transformative work these organizations do every day on behalf of our underserved communities in Essex County.”

Letters of Intent, the first step in the application process are due Friday, May 28th. Nonprofits are encouraged to apply with projects that deepen or expand their mission, innovate with a new program, or address challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Information on how to apply can be found on Impact100 Essex’s web site.

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Last week, Impact100 Essex also announced the funding of a $30,000 Equity Grant for a nonprofit led by individuals who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indiginous and People of Color). “The racial justice movement and the systemic inequity in funding to nonprofits led by BIPOC individuals are demanding our attention. As a collective, we are taking this first step in response,” explained Renee Reso, Grants Committee Co-Chair. Details about the Equity Grant application process are forthcoming.

About Impact100 Essex

Impact100 Essex is a giving collective founded and funded by women in Essex County. We bring women together to amplify and leverage the impact of members’ giving and to empower solutions for our community. Each year, Impact100 Essex awards a minimum of one $100,000 grant to support an important, innovative project managed by a local nonprofit organization. For more information about Impact100 Essex and to find out how you can join, go to www.impact100essex.org or email membership@impact100essex.org.