Impact100 South Jersey, a local women’s collective giving initiative, awarded $200,000 in grants to three South Jersey nonprofits, the group said this week.
The group made the following awards:
- $100,000 to Family Promise of Southwest New Jersey in Glassboro;
- $50,000 to New Jersey Agricultural Society/Farmers Against Hunger in Bordentown;
- $50,000 to Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge in Medford.
The grants come from the simple model that is Impact100: Around the world, individual members contribute $1,000 toward large, transformative grants for nonprofits in their communities.
Impact100 South Jersey, which launched in 2017, has now awarded more than $624,000 to South Jersey nonprofits. It is one of more than 50 chapters worldwide that, combined, have awarded over $80 million in grants to nonprofits in their local communities since launching in 2001.
Rosemarie Parker, the CEO of Family Promise, said the award will go to good use.
“This grant will help families stay where they are and prevent them from becoming homeless,” she said.
She said the $100,000 core mission grant will be used to provide homeless families with an opportunity to achieve stability by providing shelter, food, case management and hospitality, while simultaneously utilizing resources within local congregations and the community.
The group, Parker said, intends to use the grant to support families through financial literacy training, job search assistance, connections to resources within the community and assistance finding permanent affordable housing.
Impact100 South Jersey is a Special Interest Fund at the Community Foundation of South Jersey, a member of Philanos, a resource for women’s giving circles and an active participant in Impact100 Global. For more information, visit impact100sj.org.