On behalf of Impact 100, our members, partners and grantees, we’d like to express our appreciation to all the healthcare professionals, emergency responders, educators, nonprofits, community organizations, volunteers, and our fellow neighbors for helping to take care of one another under these uncertain and challenging times.
Across our area, local nonprofits are mounting a COVID-19 response. Please visit this page regularly to see updates on community needs and ways you can help.
We would also encourage you to visit our list of current and past grantees. These organizations need your help more than ever.
Support the Nonprofit Community
Community Foundation of New Jersey
All across New Jersey, CFNJ fundholders, clients, and other partners are using their own philanthropy to make a meaningful difference in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more
The Center for Non-Profits
The Center for Non-Profits is the only umbrella organization for all New Jersey 501(c)(3)s. Since 1982, the Center has provided advocacy, resources, training and information to strengthen non-profits and help them thrive. Learn more
United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties has created the UWMOC COVID-19 Recovery Fund to address the unmet needs of those economically impacted by this current crisis in the long-term. This fund will help ensure resources are available in the months and years ahead to assist our local community and residents during the recovery process. They are working collectively with community partners and agencies, to identify the gaps and prioritize the best use of resources to make the greatest impact and focus funds to where they are needed most.
Stay up to date on the latest resources through NJ 2-1-1, their 24/7 call center funded by UWMOC and other New Jersey United Ways. They have also mobilized their Financial Success Center Network to provide virtual financial coaching, including budgeting and money management support, to all Monmouth and Ocean County residents in need.
Donate to a Food Pantry
Several food pantries and soup kitchens have closed due to a lack of volunteers and fear of the coronavirus spreading, but the 136,000 people served by Fulfill, formerly the Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, still need to eat…and we expect the number to grow.
To help meet the demand for food with thousands of meals no longer being prepared at these locations, Fulfill, the New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association, and local restaurants are partnering to distribute food to people in need during this health crisis. Local restaurants will box single meals and Fulfill will pick them up and pay the restaurants a $5 per meal stipend. Fulfill when then distribute the meals through our network.
“The Jersey Shore has always taken care of its own. We did it after Sandy, and we will do it again. We are glad to be part of the solution during these uncertain times, but we need the public’s help. We are 87% funded through private donations and we expect the demand to grow exponentially. If you can, please make a donation at fulfillnj.org,” said Kim Guadagno, Fulfill CEO and President and former Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey.
The Community Foodbank of New Jersey is continuing distribution, strategizing in real-time, and creating emergency meal kits.
More on how you can help.