HOW WE OPERATE
Who We Are
We are women of different ages and backgrounds who combine our charitable dollars, experience, and energy to make a tangible difference in our area. Impact Jersey Coast is part of a growing international movement that empowers women to fund transformational changes in our local communities.
To create a forum to raise awareness of our community’s most pressing needs and fund transformational grants for high-impact projects addressing those needs.
To continue to grow our membership to fund as many six-figure grants to eligible non-profit organizations as our numbers will allow each year.
OUR ANNUAL CYCLE
Phase I. Membership Recruitment
We recruit members all year round to fund our grants. All women are eligible to become a member of Impact 100 Jersey Coast. Each member makes an annual tax-deductible donation of $1,100. $1,000 is applied directly to the Impact grant fund and $100 is allocated for membership activities, materials and the Community Foundation of NJ (CFNJ) management fee. (Impact JC is a special projects fund under the CFNJ 201c3 umbrella.)
Every April we hold the Annual Membership Reception, an exciting evening when the total grant amounts are announced and previous grant recipients present progress updates to all members.
Phase II. Grant Process (April to November)
We seek to fund projects that address unmet needs, reach underserved populations and have a high impact on the beneficiaries. Eligible nonprofit organizations serving the Monmouth Country area apply under one of five focus areas:
- Arts and Culture
- Children and Families
- Environment, Parks, and Recreation
- Health and Wellness
Member-staffed Focus Area Committees (FACS) review applications, attend site visits, and after a thorough analysis, nominate finalists.
In November we hold the Annual Membership Meeting, an inspirational evening when nonprofits present their projects, members vote, and grant recipients are announced.