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Impact 100 Jersey Coast Grant

Grants to New Jersey Nonprofits for Community Impact Projects and
to Strengthen Programs of Organizations Affected by COVID-19

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Impact 100 Jersey Coast

LOI Date:

05/15/20

Deadline Date:

06/01/20 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to New Jersey nonprofit organizations for projects that significantly impact the local community in eligible locations and to strengthen existing programs offered by organizations that have been affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. Applicants must submit an eligibility form prior to submitting a full application. Projects must be located in and benefit Monmouth County.

Impact 100 Jersey Coast is looking for projects/programs that:

  • Target underserved populations
  • Address an unmet need in Monmouth County
  • Will have a high impact on the beneficiaries

The Foundation fund projects with high potential for community impact in the following focus areas:

  • Arts and Culture: Projects that develop greater artistic and cultural opportunities, and improve participation in the arts or arts education in local communities.
  • Children and Families: Projects that strengthen the lives of children and families in local communities.
  • Education: Projects or programs that advance or improve learning opportunities for children and/or adults in local communities.
  • Environment, Parks and Recreation: Projects that promote a positive and sustainable relationship between humans and their environment; preserve or enhance open and public spaces; or support environmental education and awareness in local communities.
  • Health and Wellness: Projects that improve the physical and/or mental well-being of people living in local communities.

Eligible projects and programs must: be a new program, expand upon an existing program, or propose a new or expanded collaboration.

Please note that while Impact 100 Jersey Coast is continuing to fund new or expanded projects, in recognition of the enormous challenges facing the nonprofit sector because of COVID-19, it is broadening its scope this year to accept proposals for funding to strengthen or sustain an existing project/program given that applicants may have unexpected or higher general operating needs(such as hiring a volunteer coordinator) or unforeseen budgetary expenses (such as deep cleaning or additional transportation costs) over the course of the upcoming months and beyond.

Choices:

  • New Project
  • To expand, strengthen or sustain an existing project
  • Capital Project
  • New Collaboration
  • To expand, strengthen or sustain an existing collaboration

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181259

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$456,000

Number of Grants:

4

Estimated Size of Grant:

The funding source will select four nonprofit organizations to receive a transformational grant of $114,000.

Term of Contract:

Recipients must plan to spend the full amount of the grant within 24 months.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations eligible for an Impact 100 Jersey Coast grant must:
- Be classified as a “public charity” with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Serve Monmouth County, NJ (headquarters can be located outside of Monmouth County but the proposed project must be located in and benefit Monmouth County).
- Be in operation as an s501(c)(3) for a minimum of 36 months prior to applying for the grant.
- Have had an Annual Operating Budget of at least $100,000 for the prior and current fiscal year. (Note: this includes a minimum of $100,000 in gross revenue as well as a minimum of $100,000 in operating expenses for each fiscal year.) Organizations with a budget of less than $100,000 may still be eligible to apply as part of a collaboration.
- Possess at least two years of complete financial statements (organizations with revenue of less than $500,000 who do not have independently prepared, reviewed or audited statements must be certified by the organization’s president or other authorized officer. Organizations with revenue of over $500,000 must provide audited financials.)

For information on eligible collaborations and exclusion criteria, see: https://www.impact100jerseycoast.org/apply-for-a-grant/grant-eligibility/

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- April 3, 2020: Eligibility Form will be available.
- May 15, 2020: Deadline to submit Eligibility Form.
- June 1, 2020, at 5:00 PM: Deadline to submit grant applications. Eligible applicants must use the link emailed to them to access and submit the official grant application. Impact 100 Jersey Coast will acknowledge each application received.
- End of July 2020: First round notifications sent out
- August 1 - September 19, 2020: Site Visits take place
- September 23- October 10, 2020: Finalists Selected
- Mid-October, 2020: Second round of notifications sent out
- November 18, 2020: Annual Membership Meeting (Finalist Presentations/Members Vote/Grant Recipients announced)

Each nonprofit organization may submit only one application each grant cycle and must select a single focus area.

FAQs: https://www.impact100jerseycoast.org/apply-for-a-grant/faqs-for-non-profits/
2020 Nonprofit Applicant Information Webinar Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6q_Z_OS2FM
Press Release: https://www.impact100jerseycoast.org/impact-100-jersey-coast-kicks-off-2020-grant-process-with-456000-available-grants/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit Eligibility Form to receive access to the full application: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/Hp6IIn1Y224XxmtXe7nZcw?t=1585943403

If you have any difficulties or urgent questions, please contact grants@impact100jerseycoast.org as soon as possible.

Impact 100 Jersey Coast
PO Box 7989
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702

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