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Impact 100 Jersey Coast, a nonprofit women’s grantmaking collective, announced Monday it has successfully rounded out its eighth annual member drive at 404 members strong, which will enable it to award over $400,000 in grants to Monmouth County nonprofits.

The all-volunteer organization of women from different ages and backgrounds will award four high-impact grants of $100,000 each to eligible Monmouth County nonprofits serving in any of the following focus areas: arts and culture, children and families, education, health and wellness, and sustainability and environment.

The deadline for nonprofits to submit an eligibility form, the required first step in the grant application process, is May 13. Once eligibility is confirmed, nonprofits will receive an application that is due June 1. Impact’s member-run review process will select finalists, who will be asked to present their proposals to the wider Impact membership for a final vote.

To provide additional guidance to nonprofits interested in applying, Impact 100 Jersey Coast is holding office hours in April and May to work with nonprofit representatives on their budget proposals and applications.

“We’re excited to kick off our eighth grant cycle this year with the addition of office hours,” said Rowena Crawford-Phillips, Impact 100 Jersey Coast co-president. “We are always looking for ways to incorporate feedback from the local nonprofit community, and our grants committee is happy to provide this increased accessibility to further assist applicants.

Since its inception in 2015, Impact 100 New Jersey Coast has provided $2.9 million in grants to Monmouth County nonprofits that are making a meaningful and lasting difference in their communities. Impact 100 maximizes its giving by pooling each member’s $1,000 donation with others, leveraging individual gifts into a six-figure donation. Funding a specific project-based grant also ensures a level of accountability that is not possible with smaller donations.

“Through the continued support of women dedicated to making an impact in our community, we are extremely proud to be closing in on nearly $3 million in grant funding,” said Lori Missig, Impact 100 Jersey Coast co-president. “We are so grateful for our 404 members who are a collective force for good!”

To read about past Impact 100 Jersey Coast grant recipients, and the impact they are making in their communities, go here. To learn more about Impact 100 Jersey Coast, its members and mission at