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Feb 01, 2017

Impact 100 Jersey Coast Strives to Raise $200K for Local Grants

Impact 100 Jersey Coast is a local philanthropic initiative that brings together women of all ages and backgrounds to collectively fund transformational grants for nonprofit organizations serving Monmouth County.

Each year, members make a $1,000 tax-deductible donation, which is then pooled into a larger Impact 100 grant. One hundred percent of every membership dollar funds the Impact grant(s) and every member has the opportunity to vote for the recipient(s) and be part of the grant process, which is unique and appealing within charitable giving. “Last year, 145 women joined our giving circle, allowing us to fund a $145,000 grant. It’s exhilarating to unite with other women to leverage our resources and make a much more significant impact than we could as separate individuals,” said co-founder and president Deirdre Spiropoulos. “This year, we aspire to recruit 200 women, with the hopes of funding two separate $100,000 grants for high-impact projects in Monmouth County,” said membership co-chair Jennifer Turner Clarke.

This month, Impact 100 Jersey Coast is conducting a series of informational gatherings on Tuesday, February 7 at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m., and Wednesday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. for women to learn more and meet other members. If you would like to attend one of these events, please email For more information, visit