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10th Anniversary Celebration of Founding Partners

To kick off our 10th year of giving, the Impact Giving Board hosted an intimate cocktail party in honor of our founding Partners, where old friends were reunited and reconnected. “It was so much fun to reconnect and learn how far Impact Giving has come,” said Ann Duncan Levy, Impact Giving co-founder. “I’m so proud to have been a founding Partner.” The catered affair was held at Sam Dawson’s home and everyone truly enjoyed the …

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The Power of a Site Visit

Did you know two or more members of a Grant Committee conduct a site visit to every non-profit who submits a grant application? “We recognize that oftentimes an application cannot paint the entire picture of an organization’s mission and goals,” said Impact Giving Partner and Grant Committee Chair, Marie Crosson. “Even if the application may not seem strong at first, we still do a site visit to better understand them and what they are trying …

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Update: Lotus Outreach

2018 Impact Giving Grant Recipient As we look forward to our 10th annual awards event on May 30 where we will meet our 2019 grant recipients, let’s check in with Lotus Outreach, who received a $22,000 grant from Impact Giving last year. This organization, who empowers women and children living in poverty through access to education, training, and care, used the grant money to pay for Blossom Bus – which provides safe, reliable transit to …

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10 Things You Can Donate During Spring Cleaning

Declutter Your House and Make a Difference in Your Community! March 20 is the official start of spring, and for many that means kicking off the season by getting some cleaning and organizing done around the house. As you’re figuring out what to keep and what to toss, you may be wondering the best way to dispose of unwanted items. We created a list of things you should consider donating, and various organizations in Orange …

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Update from Giving Children Hope

By working with local schools to fill backpacks with nutritional food for students and their families, Giving Children Hope’s “We’ve Got Your Back” (WGYB) program is helping reduce hunger in Orange and LA counties. With the $25,000 grant awarded by Impact Giving in 2018, WGYB has worked tirelessly to keep stomachs full, even when school Is out. The organization delivers backpacks full of nutritious food each week, with the need continuing to grow. Helping Reduce …

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New Year, New Outlook: Do More Good in 2019

Welcoming a new year is the perfect opportunity to make new choices and set goals for yourself and your family. Whether your resolutions include eating healthier, exercising more, reading more books, learning a new skill, or something else entirely, there’s one resolution you won’t regret: giving back to your community. Volunteering can be as big or small a commitment as time allows, but it’s always time worth spending. Not only are you lending a hand …

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An Update from International Orphan Care

In the war-torn country of Afghanistan, there are many children who have lost their parents and have no family to turn to. In many cases, orphanages and vocational schools are their only hope for survival. IOC identified that providing a few essential tools for a very minimal cost would be life transforming. With the $10,000 Impact Giving grant awarded in May 2018, $5,000 will provide 80 “tool kits” (sewing machines or carpentry sets) received at …

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