Community Wish Lists

At Impact 100 Jersey Coast, we empower women to collectively fund transformational changes in our local community by providing high impact grants. Our impact also extends well beyond the actual grants as we connect philanthropic women to many worthy causes with the aim that they can actively support them and get involved. In an effort to make this involvement as meaningful and constructive as possible, we are proud to provide you with Wish Lists from our 2018 Finalists and Semi-Finalists. Each of these organizations received a site visit from our FAC members and underwent a vigorous vetting process. Please consider fulfilling a wish list item to support these incredible organizations.
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To access all the semi-finalists’ wish lists in one document please click here.


We are collecting requests for COVID Urgent/Immediate Wish List items so please do review these and contact the nonprofit if you’re able to donate items or provide support in those specific ways!

COVID-19 Response Immediate Needs

Saint Mark’s Center for Community Renewal (CCR) Wish List
The Reverend Rosemarie Broderick
(732) 787-3520

St. Mark’s has requested paper towels, pet supplies, small baggies, Gatorade, drinks, “fun stuff” for kids to add to pantry bags (chips cookies, puzzle books, etc)

2019 Grantees’ Wish Lists

To see all the 2019 Finalists’ and Semi-Finalists’ Wish Lists in one document please CLICK HERE. 

Asbury Park Music Wish List 2019
Jim Lenskold, APMF Board Member, cell: 973-214-8178

The mission of the Asbury Park Music Foundation is to provide music education programs for under-served youth and also run live music events to unite our diverse community, improve the economic well-being of residents, and preserve the City’s legacy as a destination where music lives and music gives.

Clean Ocean Action – Wish List
Cindy Zipf

Clean Ocean Action’s (COA) goal is to improve the degraded water quality of the marine waters of the NJ/NY coast and includes 115 organizations, hundreds of businesses and thousands of citizens who are united to protect nature’s most important resource: the ocean. COA’s unique coalition is a proven successful model which unifies groups to stop threats and reduce pollution to the waterways and ocean. The professional staff includes a PhD and an attorney, and the small yet mighty team applies research, education and citizen action with fact-based campaigns to implement environmentally-sound solutions to waterway pollution.


2019 Grantee: CASA
CASA Wish List 2019
Cynthia Van Brunt, Executive Director
732-460-9100 x1014

Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Monmouth County (“CASA”) is a strong voice for the foster children of Monmouth County who have been removed from their homes due to extreme parental abuse, neglect and/or abandonment.  CASA recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers to be advocates and champions for each child.  CASA volunteers then work to ensure that needed services and assistance are provided to help move each child toward a safe and permanent home.

Saint Mark’s Center for Community Renewal (CCR) Wish List
The Reverend Rosemarie Broderick
(732) 787-3520

We aspire to improve the health and well-being of our expanding community by serving each individual’s needs so that they feel genuinely cared for and welcome. We are committed to serving through an integrated model of reducing food insecurities, supporting the various needs of our guests, advocating and connecting our guests to the support community around them and proving educational opportunities that will enhance their daily life and well-being. We provide a supportive and safe environment where anyone can volunteer to serve the community using their own individual skills and gifts.

2019 Runner Up Wish List

2019 Finalist: SCAN
SCAN Wish List 2019
Pat Bohse, Executive Director

SCANs Mission is to enhance the quality of life for the 50+ active adults in Monmouth and Ocean Counties through socialization, education, technology and resources.

SCAN is a non-profit founded in 1988 that uses education and technology to create an environment where the aging population can continue to grow intellectually, as well as physically and emotionally, thereby allowing older adults to thrive – not just survive.

2019 Semi-Finalists’ Wish Lists

Allaire Community Farm Wish List 2019
JoAnn Burney
732 996-2754



Allaire Community Farm is a sanctuary where passionate people make an impact on their community by creating an encouraging environment that fosters healing and hope. We are an animal rescue with a mission of inclusion. Our goal is to utilize our rescued animals and working farm environment to “Nurture through Nature” special needs individuals, “at risk” populations, veterans with PTSD, and local families battling cancer. We accomplish this mission through programs, events, and outreach throughout the year that focus on animal therapy, equine therapy, organic gardening, vocational training and self-esteem building.


Affordable Housing Alliance – Wish List
Amanda Caruso

The Alliance mission is to improve the quality of life for all New Jersey residents by developing and preserving affordable housing, by providing services to maintain housing affordability, by providing housing education, and by helping communities meet their legal and moral housing obligations.

Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton Wish List 2019
Mrs. Jennifer Lei
Contact Email
Contact phone 609-394-5181

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, inspired by our Catholic faith and shared values, restores dignity and independence to individuals and families, especially the poor and vulnerable; through service, advocacy and community building.

Fix-It: “To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.”


2019 Semi-Finalist: CLEAN WATER FUND
Clean Water Fund 2019 Wish List
Amy Goldsmith, NJ State Director
732-963-9714 Ext 251

Clean Water Fund’s mission is to develop strong community-based environmental leadership and to bring together diverse constituencies to work cooperatively for sensible solutions that address public health, environmental/justice, consumer and community problems. To that end, Clean Water Fund has helped people campaign successfully for cleaner, safer water, air, and energy; protection from toxic pollution in our homes, schools, neighborhoods and workplaces; promote waste reduction, sustainability, stop the sprawl and climate mitigation/resiliency measures; conservation of natural resources, as well as make the democratic process more accessible to those most affected.

Tia Ryans, Development & Events Associate, Email:,732-963-9714 Ext 254

Count Basie Center for the Arts Wish List 2019
Maria Sorensen

The mission of the Count Basie Center for the Arts is to inspire, educate and entertain through distinct and engaging cultural and artistic offerings that reflect the diversity of our region. As a non-profit organization, the Count Basie Center is committed to enriching our community’s quality of life by generating opportunities for participation in the arts, partnering with schools, collaborating with other mission-based organizations and driving economic prosperity. The Count Basie Center has made great strides in becoming a regional force in the performing arts – one that elevates education, advances collaboration and nurtures a creative community in Monmouth County.

2019 Semi-Finalist: FULFILL
Fulfill 2019 Wish List
Linda Kellner

Fulfill’s mission is to alleviate hunger and build food security in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Our vision is of the two counties as food secure communities, where all people at all times have access to enough nutritious food to maintain an active and healthy life. This is achieved through a comprehensive set of programs that include the distribution of 13 million meals annually, culinary job training, free tax preparation and financial coaching, and assistance signing up for SNAP and affordable health care.

Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore 2019 Wish List
Kristen K. Miller

The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore’s mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.


Horizons at the Jersey Shore 2019 Wish List
Lori Hohenleitner, Executive Director

Horizons is an enrichment program designed to promote the potential of a diverse population of children from low-income families. Guided by a professional faculty in a nurturing environment, the program emphasizes academics, the arts, intramural sports, swimming, and social growth. Horizons is committed to the development of the whole child through experiences that enhance self-esteem, foster awareness of community responsibility, build problem-solving skills, and encourage a life-long interest in learning. Horizons emphasizes a commitment to social responsibility, community service, and diversity.

2019 Semi-Finalist: LADACIN NETWORK
LADACIN Network 2019 Wish List
Luisa Vroman
732-493-5900 ext. 266

The mission of LADACIN Network, a non-profit Agency, is to provide a continuum of care, including educational, therapeutic, social, residential and support services to infants, children and adults with complex physical and developmental disabilities or delays. LADACIN provides a lifetime of continuing services to clients and their families, improving their living conditions and mobilizing human and financial resources to accomplish the purposes of the organization.

The Agency seeks to help individuals with significant physical and medical needs such as cerebral palsy and other physical and developmental disabilities and delays to reach their fullest potential and highest level of independence in an integrated community.

OASIS tlc 2019 Wish List
Mai Cleary
732 275-5800


Our Mission is to promote inclusion and acceptance of autistic individuals into their local communities by establishing environmentally exemplary farm centers that provide meaningful work, peaceful and healthy residences and community interaction.


(in collaboration with Meridian Affiliated Health Foundation)

Parker Family Health Center 2019 Wish List
Jeanne Wagner

The Mission of the Parker Family Health Center is to operate a free health care facility where Monmouth County residents who do not have health insurance or the ability to pay for medical care can be treated with dignity and compassion.


2019 Semi-Finalist: TWO RIVER THEATER
Two River Theater 2019 Wish List
Denyse Reed
(732)345-1400 ext. 1820

Two River Theater is committed to creating Great American Theater by developing and producing new works along with world masterpieces that richly direct our gaze to the life of the human spirit. We produce up to eight theatrical shows each year; a robust education program that serves all ages; and an audience engagement program, Inside Two River, through which we offer 40+ community events at our two-theater complex and around Monmouth County. Each year, we serve thousands of students and community members through arts and humanities programs at the theater, in schools, and throughout our region.

2018 Grantees’ Wish Lists

2018 Grantee: Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey 
CVCJ Wish List

Christine MacKay, Manager, Monmouth County
Office: 732-876-3900
Cell: 732-620-2051

CVCJ is dedicated to providing vital, free assistance to the elderly, veterans, those with dementia and Caregivers to enable them to remain independent in their own homes and live their lives with dignity and joy. This is achieved through a network of more than 1000 volunteers, 70 interfaith partners and a variety of services. All assistance provided is designed to honor the older residents in our community and relieve the stress of family Caregivers striving to keep their loved ones home for as long as possible.

2018 Grantee: CFC Loud n Clear Foundation
CFC Wish List

Lynn Regan, Executive Director

CFC is a grassroots nonprofit Recovery Community Organization (RCO) providing a model relapse prevention program that supports all pathways to recovery through peer driven and operated programs. Our mission is committed to helping individuals and families struggling with addiction find, maintain, and strengthen their recovery through peer-based support, certified intervention and professional treatment guidance, community education and naloxone trainings, educational presentations, sober living homes, social activities, and reintegration into society through participation in the all encompassing CFC Recovery Community.

2018 Grantee: Family Resource Associates (FRA)
FRA Wish List

Nancy Phalanukorn, Executive Director
Office: 732-747-5310 ext. 112

FRA helps children, adolescents and people of all ages with disabilities to reach their fullest potential. FRA connects individuals to independence through modern therapies and advanced technology. Acknowledging the powerful influence of the family, we remain committed to them by offering both support and education.


2018 Runner Up Wish Lists

2018 Runner Up: The American Littoral Society
American Littoral Society Wish List

Hillary Critelli, Director of Development
Tim Dillingham, Executive Director, 732-291-0055

The American Littoral Society promotes the study and conservation of marine life and habitat, protects the coast from harm, and empowers others to do the same. Since 1961 the Society has worked to protect the coast and its resources through a blended methodology of advocacy, conservation, and education. This three-pronged approach is the Society’s comprehensive strategy for protecting and preserving ecologically important places, engaging communities and the public, and advancing new and innovative practices for coastal conservation.

2018 Runner Up: Asbury Park Music Foundation
Asbury Park Music Foundation Wish List

Jim Lenskold, APMF Board Chairman
Cell: 973-214-8178

Asbury Park Music Foundation’s mission is to keep the Asbury Park music legacy alive by providing under-served youth with life-changing music education, helping the local music scene thrive and uniting a diverse community through music. The organization envisions that this community-wide, inclusive and collaborative effort will make Asbury Park a premier music destination whose economic and cultural vitality benefits all citizens and reflects the diversity of its population.