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End-of-Year Updates from our 2018-2019 Grant Recipients

We received some amazing end-of-year updates from last year’s six Impact Giving grant recipients! From providing clean water to thousands of people in Mexico to feeding hundreds of families in need in Orange County – these updates are proof that our Partners’ contributions are truly making an impact! WISEPlace – $36,000 WISEPlace in Santa Ana received a $36,000 grant from Impact Giving to support Phase I of its ambitious Capital Campaign to triple its capacity …

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A Message from Board Chair Jennifer Lipinski

Dear Impact Giving Partners, Supporters and Friends, It’s been a little over a month since our 2019 Impact Giving awards event, and I am still beaming with pride thinking of the impact we will have on such a diverse and broad range of organizations! I’m so pleased that our second Increasing the Impact auction raised over $40,000 in addition to the $130,400 we gave in grants. In case you missed it, you can see a …

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A Night of Celebration and Generosity: 10th Annual Impact Giving Awards

Our 2019 Impact Giving Awards event was a huge success! The generosity and support in the room on May 30 was so inspiring. To know that so many supporters in our community are motivated to make a difference and donate to so many organizations – locally and across the globe – is a true testament to collective giving. We are honored to share that this year we granted $130,400 – bringing our 10-year grant giving …

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Celebrating 10 Years of Giving

When our founding Partners created Impact Giving 10 years ago, they wanted to make as big of an impact as possible by transforming lives in our communities, our nation and around the world.  Our grant season has always been the backbone of this mission – providing our Partners with the opportunity to bring to our attention non-profit organizations that work to transform lives around the world. This month, we will celebrate an important milestone for …

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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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