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Notes of Thanks from Our Grant Recipients

In the months following this year’s grant awards dinner, we’ve received several thank you letters from grant recipients sharing with us the important work they’ve been able to do across the globe as a result of the grant they received from Impact Giving. We love receiving these letters –hearing how our grant money is put in action and seeing how it’s helping men, women and children in need. It is the reason we do what …

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Our Heartfelt Gratitude for “Increasing the Impact”

Dear Impact Giving Partners, Supporters and Friends, I am filled with gratitude as I sit here writing out checks for $4,651.50 to each of the twelve grant finalists (twelve!). I think that I can safely say that the success of our first “Increasing the Impact” auction far surpassed any of our wildest hopes and expectations! The fact that all 18 of our grant finalists will receive at minimum $4,600 and up to $36,000 is absolutely …

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PARTNERS THAT ARE LITERALLY MAKING THE IMPACT

Partner Spotlight: Monica Mehren Thompson and Christina Winstead Great events don’t just happen; great people make them happen! And the great Partners behind this year’s Making the Impact event include Christina Winstead, event chair, and Monica Mehren Thompson, wine wall and raffle coordinator. We sat down with these two extraordinary Partners to find out what drew them to Impact Giving and why they are so passionate about serving their community. How long have you been an …

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MEET THE 2018 GRANT FINALISTS

Impact Giving Will Help 18 Deserving Non-Profits This Year This is it; the whole reason why Impact Giving exists: To award important grants to deserving charities and help them further their work across the globe. As Impact Giving has grown, so have the opportunities for Partners and friends to learn more about the vast array of nonprofits that Impact Giving funds support. Again this year, attendees of the 2018 Making The Impact grant awards dinner …

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Impact Giving Partner Spotlight

Amy Larson, Impact Giving Partner For Impact Giving Partner and WISEPlace sponsor Amy Larson, finding philanthropic-minded women in her community was where it all started. She read an article about Impact Giving in a Laguna Beach newspaper and joined after her first “Get to Know Impact Giving” event. “I am now proud to say that I am a member of the founding fifty,” said Amy. “I have thoroughly enjoyed chairing the ‘Experience the Impact’ events …

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WISEPlace Gives Mid-Year Grant Report

Providing Shelter to Unaccompanied Homeless Women Grand Recipient: WISEPlace Grant Amount: $20,000 Project: Provide shelter to unaccompanied homeless women on dark nights when the Armory (Mercy House) is not open Reporting Period: June 1, 2017 – December 1, 2017   In Orange County alone, nearly 4,500 people experienced homelessness in 2017, that’s up five percent from 2015.  A quarter of those people are women. Women who are homeless experience an increased risk of sexual assault, human …

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GIVE A CHILD LIFE GIVES MID-YEAR GRANT REPORT

$30,000 Grant Has Already Changed More Than 1,000 Lives Grand Recipient:          Give A Child Life Grant Amount:         $30,000 Project:                       Install 2,000 Mabati Bulbs      Give Out 500 solar lanterns      Build a workshop for the solar installation team in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya Reporting Period:         June 1, 2017 – October 30, 2017 In one of the poorest, most dangerous areas in the world, where most children under the age of five …

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Letter From Our Board Chair

   Engage, Educate & Empower in 2018 Happy New Year, Impact Giving Partners and Friends! As I reflect on the impact our organization has made over the past year, I continue to be impressed by the power of like-mined women coming together to make a difference in our community and our world through collective giving! In 2017, we welcomed 39 new Partners into our organization. Collectively, we awarded $144,000 to six outstanding organizations – four local and two global …

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