IMPACT100 ESSEX Grant Process


We are looking for

  • Projects in Essex County with High Impact - new projects or expansion of existing projects
  • Projects addressing under-met needs, empowering an underserved constituency
  • Projects that innovate, deepen or expand an existing mission, resulting in measurable, sustainable change.
  • A plan to spend the grant within 2 years, and evidence that all funding needs will be fully met.
  • Evidence that the idea is effective – show us your research!

Organizations must operate within Essex County, NJ and have

  • 501 (c)(3)
  • Track record of success
  • At least three years in operation
  • Annual operating budget of at least $100,000
  • At least 2 years of independently prepared financial statements

We are NOT interested in

  • Lobbying, partisan or religious projects
  • Debt reduction, interim or bridge funding, endowments or fundraising
  • General operating expenses or overhead
  • Grants to individuals