How to Apply
We are excited to announce that Impact 100 Jersey Coast will be giving out THREE grants of $112,000 each in 2018!
If your nonprofit organization is interested in applying for one of these grants, please review our grant process detailed below. We welcome applications for 2018 grants from eligible organizations between April 4th and June 1st 2018.
In March we presented two information sessions for nonprofits during which we reviewed funding priorities and process in detail. Thank you to those who attended.
- Please click here to view the March 15th presentation. This is best viewed on a desktop and not a mobile device; you may experience technical difficulties with the latter.
- Click here to download the document Applicant Information Session Presentation.
Nonprofit organizations must complete the Eligibility Form to determine their eligibility to apply for a grant from Impact 100 Jersey Coast. The deadline for submitting this form is May 18th, 2018. (NOTE: Eligibility for the 2018 Grant Cycle Is Now Closed.)
Once submitted, we will email prospective applicants regarding their eligibility status, including a private link to access the grant application for eligible organizations only.
Eligible applicants must use the link emailed to them to access and submit the official grant application. Our Application Preview below can help applicants prepare their proposal.
This document is for information purposes only. Please do not return this form to Impact 100 Jersey Coast.
As part of the proposal, applicants must submit a Project Budget Form. This template can be accessed via the application link or below. The total project/program budget must be equal to the grant amount.
We accept applications beginning early April 2018. Applicants may only submit one application per year in one of five focus areas and their organization and proposed project/program must be in accordance with Impact 100 Jersey Coast grant guidelines and eligibility. Impact 100 Jersey Coast will acknowledge each application received.
In August, each Focus Area Committee (FAC) selects up to five semifinalists and contacts these organizations to schedule site visits. The objective of the sites visits are to complete the due diligence review and resolve any final questions. FAC representatives will conduct the site visits and report their evaluations to the larger committee and financial review team.
FACs select three to five finalists across the five focus areas. In October, we notify the finalists and invite them to make a brief presentation to the members of Impact 100 Jersey Coast at our Annual Membership Meeting in mid-November.
At the meeting, finalists present their proposed project/program, members vote by individual ballot for their choice (each member has a single and equal vote), an independent auditor immediately tallies the votes, and we announce the grant recipient.
Prior to the release of funds, the grant recipient must complete a Grant Service Agreement with Impact 100 Jersey Coast, which outlines fund distribution and benchmarks (dependent on timeline). The grant recipient must submit periodic reports (narrative and financial) on the project/program, as specified in the Grant Service Agreement. We invite the grant recipient to present to membership at the annual gatherings to share news of progress to date and outcome of the project/program upon completion.
Important: Impact 100 Jersey Coast is committed to a fair, unbiased grant process. We ask that applicants do not contact members of Impact 100 Jersey Coast, as all members are required to protect the confidentiality and integrity of the grant process. Please direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.