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Partner Spotlight: Robin Pierson

At Impact Giving, we love our Partners! Not only do they create a greater financial impact through an annual or monthly donation, many of our Partners also donate their personal resources, creativity, skills and time to help strengthen and grow our organization. We sat down with Partner Robin Pierson, who sponsored our 2017-2018 grant recipient International Orphan Care, to learn more about what draws her to Impact Giving and the inspiration behind her passion for …

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A Toast to Holiday Traditions

For many, the holiday season means honoring traditions new and old. Whether you do something special while trimming the tree, watch a special movie or donate to your favorite non-profit, traditions help make memories that will last a lifetime. We asked our Impact Giving Board Members to share some of their holiday traditions with us and you might be surprised by what they have to say! On the 24th, our immediate family has a dinner …

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Mid-Year Updates from Our Grant Recipients

With a grant period of June 2018 – June 2019, we have officially reached the half-way point with our 2018-2019 grant recipients! We have received some amazing mid-season updates from the six organizations whose grants totaled $130,000. From success with installing solar panels at a school in Afghanistan 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 …

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Support Impact Giving on #GivingTuesday

After a weekend busy with eating, visiting and shopping, Tuesday, Nov. 27 is dedicated to giving. Impact Giving is joining the thousands of non-profit organizations participating in this special day following Black Friday and Cyber Monday called #GivingTuesday. Impact Giving is using #GivingTuesday as an opportunity for our Partners and friends to participate in our year-end giving campaign as we work to accomplish greater things together in 2019 than we can individually. If you plan …

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An Update from Concern America

Bringing Clean Water and Opportunity to Those Who Need it Most The village of Hermosillo is an indigenous Mayan community in Mexico that is materially impoverished and underserved. Due to lack of access to potable water, its population greatly suffers from water-borne illnesses such as gastrointestinal infections, malnutrition, skin-related illnesses, and the weakening of the immune system. Last year, Impact Giving awarded Concern America a $23,000 grant to construct a community water system and install …

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A Look Back – Celebrating 10 Years of Grants

The potential for strengthening communities and nations through giving back is incredibly important; it brings people together and provides us all with valuable experience and insight. Whether you donate your money, time, talents or something else, giving back to society has profound benefits for both the giver and receiver. Mahatma Gandhi is quoted as saying “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” And, it feels great to …

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Partner Spotlight: Jennifer Grzeskowiak

At Impact Giving, we love our Partners! Not only do they create a greater financial impact through an annual or monthly donation, many of our Partners also donate their personal resources, creativity, skills and time to help strengthen and grow our organization. We sat down with Partner Jennifer Grzeskowiak to learn more about what draws her to Impact Giving and the inspiration behind her passion for serving the community. Q:        Would you like to share …

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Anh Tran, Certified Financial Planner and Estate Planning Attorney, shares tax tips and advice with Impact Giving Partners and friends at a lunch and learn event in Costa Mesa.

Tax Advantages of Charitable Giving

At Impact Giving, we know our Partners and friends’ primary motivation to donate to charity is simply to help those in need. However, it’s also important to understand the great tax benefits that exist for those who give, because knowing how to make the most of your tax deductions can allow you to give even more! We recently hosted a lunch and learn event to help our Partners and friends understand the great tax advantages …

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