The third annual grant awards dinner at the Irvine Marriott on Tuesday, May 1 revealed the six nonprofits that reaped sums from the women’s giving collective Impact Giving. This video shows three of them after a word from Impact Giving board chair Karen Wilson.
• Just In Time — $30,000 to provide a safety net of life skills education and emergency resources for 60 young adults who have aged out of the San Diego County foster care system.
• Families Forward — $30,000 to help families overcome homelessness and attain long-term self-sufficiency by providing housing, financial education and case management to at-risk families in Orange County.
• OC Child Abuse Prevention — $10,000 to work with 70 at-risk Orange County families by focusing on positive parenting practices in an effort to decrease child abuse and domestic violence.
• R Star Foundation — A Laguna Beach-based nonprofit run by “the goat lady” Rosalind Russell received $20,000 to provide women in rural Nepal with 80 goats to help build businesses, generate income, and develop community.
• International Princess Project — $20,000 to foster independence for girls in India once enslaved in sex trade by providing new skills and healthcare in a safe environment.
• Lotus Outreach International — $20,000 to purchase bicycles for 200 at-risk and exploited girls in Cambodia, providing them with a reliable means of transportation to school and the opportunity to receive education.
Founded in 2009, Impact Giving aims to multiply the impact of individual women’s giving by pooling their philanthropic dollars and effect collaborative and sustainable change in the nonprofits they support. Impact Giving now has partner donors in multiple states, each of whom adds $1,000 to the philanthropic pool. Partners take active roles in the grantee selection process. In its three years, Impact Giving has awarded $345,000 to 20 nonprofit organizations, 11 locally and nine internationally. http://www.impactgivingnow.org