Congratulations to all past grant recipients!
THANK YOU TO ALL PAST GRANT RECIPIENTS!
We salute you and your vision to contribute in positive and meaningful ways to our communities, our nation and our world. Please take a moment to learn more about the incredible people and organizations that have received grants from Impact Giving.
Over 11 years, we have given 71 grants totaling $1,380,400 to 41 unique organizations locally and globally!
Learn about the Non-Profits that have received Impact Giving grants.
2019 Grant Recipients
4 Local / 2 Global Nonprofits = $130,400 Awarded
Bracken’s Kitchen – $21,000
To purchase a Cleveland Tilt Brazier with a 40-gallon capacity to create more stews and soups, a new hood and kitchen exhaust system build-out that facilitates cooking 90 chickens simultaneously (in an oven purchased with other funds) which allows them to meet 2019 goals to increase their food service program by 100%.
CASA of Orange County – $15,000
CASA of OC currently has a waitlist of 225 children. Money will be used to train the CASAs, match them with youth, and provide direct support to CASAs by trained supervisors.
The Samburu Project – $24,400
$22K for a water well to support community of approximately 1000 people. $2,400 provides Samburu Sisters Workshop (SSW) for that community. Mandatory hygiene and sanitation workshops are completed by each well community and education for about 150 women on health, leadership, importance of education, rights to equality.
Warrior Foundation Freedom Station – $25,000
The funds will be used in the building of Freedom Station II in San Diego, which will provide transitional housing to warriors who have sustained injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan, and are either active duty or recently medically retired military personnel.
Dragon Kim Foundation – $20,000
Funds will be used to support the Dragon Kim Fellowship Program, providing financial support (up to $5,000 per team), leadership training, and 1-1 mentoring to a diverse group of 41 youth to develop and implement impactful community service projects estimated to serve over 2,000 underserved individuals within our community in 2019.
SightLife – $25,000
To fund cutting-edge corneal blindness prevention programs in Nepal.
2018 Grant Recipients
2 Local / 4 Global Nonprofits = $130,000 Awarded
WISEPlace – $36,000
To triple their capacity to transform the lives of unaccompanied homeless women – fund 30% of the the architectural fees and construction documents.
Giving Children Hope – $25,000
The We’ve Got Your Back program (WGYB) works with local schools to provide backpacks filled with nutritional food to feed a child and their families on weekends.
Concern America – $25,000
The funds will be used in Chiapas (Mexico’s poorest state) to construct a water system/install filters in the village of Hermosillo, and install filters in 5 additional villages, providing clean water to 410 families (3,300 people).
Lotus Outreach – $22,000
Pay for 202 girls to attend secondary school via transport on a safe, reliable bus (at $13.50/girl/month for a seat on the bus, 11 months of school). Our funding will directly create access to education that is unavailable otherwise.
With My Own Two Hands – $14,000
Four 80’ greenhouses ($3500/greenhouse) to grow vegetables to feed and educate children in Kenya.
International Orphan Care – $10,000
$5,000 will provide 80 “tool kits” (sewing machines or carpentry sets) received at graduation. $5,000 will buy & install solar panels for 2 buildings & 2 batteries for the back-up generator which will provide consistent electricity at the school to light their educational path.
2017 Grant Recipients
4 Local / 2 Global Nonprofits = $144,000 Awarded
Bracken’s Kitchen – $20,000
To Provide a Second Food Truck to double meals per year from 40,000 to 80,000.
Wiseplace – $20,000
To refurbish the gym to provide services to approximately 100 homeless women per night.
Solutions For Urban Agriculture – $25,000
To provide funding to install a farm-to-table bank operation on 4.5 acres of land in North Orange County.
Families Forward – $29,000
To provide services to 9,000 near homeless, low-income children and adults and rapid re-housing to 600 homeless children and families.
Indigenous Education Foundation Of Tanzania – $20,000
To build a 367 square foot classroom to provide education for 50 new students.
Give A Child Life – $30,000
To provide 2,000 Mobati Bulbs, 500 solar lanterns and build a workshop of the solar installation team in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya.
2016 Grant Recipients
4 Local / 2 Global Nonprofits = $125,000 Awarded
Free Wheelchair Mission – $22,000
Providing 511 wheelchairs to disabled individuals in targeted areas in Eurasia, Latin America or Africa.
Voices for Children – $23,000
Training and managing Court Appointed Special Advocates to sponsor 60 children who have been abused or neglected.
Just In Time For Foster Youth – $20,000
“Pathways to Financial Power”: Providing 65-100 youth the essential connections and resources to identify specific goals, overcome obstacles and achieve financial security.
Families Forward – $20,000
Providing stable and affordable housing opportunities for approximately 150 homeless families.
Indigenous Education Foundation Of Tanzania – $16,000
Purchasing and providing maintenance for a 32-passenger bus to transport Orkeeswa school students and staff to school and school events.
Give A Child Life – $24,000
“1,000 Lights and Gardens for Kids”: Installing 1,000 Mabati Bulbs and 1,000 DoorStep container Gardens for the poorest families living in the urban slums of Thika, Nairobi, and Kenya.
2015 Grant Recipients
6 Local / 2 Global Nonprofits = $125,000 Awarded
Family Promise of Orange County, Inc. – $10,000
Funding an outdoor care management area for 190 homeless families, providing both play therapy and parenting skills.
Voices for Children – $10,000
Providing over 500 hours of training for CASA’s mentoring teens ready to emancipate from foster care.
Hart Community Homes “Monkey Business Café” – $13,000
Supporting employment, job training and life skills for foster youth to help keep them from future homelessness and incarceration.
Concern America – $15,000
Providing advanced training for 20 village healthcare workers serving 4500 people without access to healthcare.
Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County – $10,000
Helping caregivers connect with other caregivers, bringing community and a sense of normalcy to families affected by Alzheimer’s.
Giving Children Hope – $30,000
“We’ve got your back” – 1200 backpacks filled with food each weekend, helping 4350 families so no child goes hungry when not in school.
The Wooden Floor – $25,000
375 at-risk youth will receive academic tools an mentoring to mamke college a reality.
Give A Child Life – $12,000
“Light up a child’s life” – Providing 500 solar lights plus installation training to a slum area in Kenya for over 600 adults and 2500 children.
Note: In 2018, the Board decided to transfer the assets to a Kenyan community-based organization to carry the work forward.
2014 Grant Recipients
4 Local / 3 Global Nonprofits = $131,000 Awarded
Lotus Outreach – $30,000
The Blossom Bus provides girls-only buses so 300 girls can receive secondary education in rural India.
Voices for Children – $25,000
Provides Court Appointed Special Advocates for 150 emancipated foster youth as they transition to independence in San Diego.
OC Child Abuse Prevention – $20,000
Provides individual case work for 20 at-risk mothers of toddlers in Orange County.
Women Helping Women – $15,000
Provides job training and support services for 4,000 disadvantaged men, women and teens in Orange County.
Family Promise of Orange County, Inc. – $15,000
Purchases and maintains a van to support family rescue, food delivery, and school transportation for 120 at-risk families in Orange County.
Chhahari – $13,000
Provides 22 orphaned children school tuition in Nepal.
Action Kivu – $13,000
Establishes a sewing center allowing 60 at-risk women full-time work to provide for their families in the Congo.
2013 Grant Recipients
4 Local / 2 Global Nonprofits = $130,000 Awarded
Just In Time – $40,000
90 foster youth provided with emergency goods, supportive relationships and life skills.
Lotus Outreach – $25,000
544 at risk girls in Cambodia receive bicycles, providing safety and opportunity to continue their education and improved futures.
Access OC – $20,000
87 uninsured OC patients will receive urgently needed surgical procedures giving them a life without pain and improving their quality of life.
Chhahari – $17,000
23 Nepalese orphans provided reliable solar energy, and the ability to continue their studies.
Families Forward – $15,000
Orange County homeless families taught long-term self-sufficiency through housing, financial education and case management.
KidWorks Community Development Corporation – $13,000
72 children in Santa Ana provided after-school learning center and a safe alternative to gang life.
2012 Grant Recipients
3 Local / 3 Global Nonprofits = $130,000 Awarded
Just in Time – $30,000
Provide a safety net for 60 former foster youth in San Diego county through life skill education and emergency resources.
Families Forward – $30,000
Overcome homelessness and attain long-term self-sufficiency by providing housing, financial education and case management to at-risk families in Orange County.
Lotus Outreach – $20,000
437 at-risk and exploited girls in Cambodia receive bicycles providing the opportunity to continue their education and improve their futures.
R Star Foundation – $20,000
Provide women in rural Nepal with 80 goats to help build businesses, generate income, and develop community.
International Princess Project – $20,000
Create independence for girls in India once enslaved in sex trade by providing new skills and healthcare in a safe environment.
OC Child Abuse Prevention – $10,000
Reduce child abuse in 70 families in Orange County by focusing on positive parenting practices, resulting in decreased domestic violence and increased family health.
2011 Grant Recipients
6 Local / 1 Global Nonprofits = $125,000 Awarded
International Princess Project — $30,000
60 Women in India once enslaved in sex trade will be given independence and self-sufficiency.
Just In Time — $18,000
Former foster youth provided emergency resources, gain self-sufficiency, develop lasting relationships.
Miracles for Kids — $17,000
Food and necessities for 200 low income families with critically ill children living in Southern California.
WISEPlace — $15,000
Women facing critical challenges will be provided shelter, stability and opportunities for self-sufficiency.
Women Helping Women — $10,000
Disadvantaged adults will be provided tools to succeed in an Employment Success Program.
The Wooden Floor — $20,000
90 At-risk youth will receive academic tools and college counseling.
Voices of Children — $15,000
Foster care program launched through training 100 CASA Advocates.
2010 Grant Recipients
2 Local / 5 Global Nonprofits = $90,000 Awarded
The Hunger Project — $20,000
Thousands of men, women and children in 10 African villages empowered to end their own hunger.
Free Wheelchair Mission — $15,000
Immediate and sustainable life change through mobility for 253 disabled people and their Families.
Helping Hand Worldwide — $13,000
Feeding, clothing, medicine and more for 20,000 people in Orange County monthly.
ASCRS American Society for Cataract & Refractive Surgery — $15,000
The gift of sight for 2,000 adults and children in Ethiopia.
Girls Inc., Orange County — $10,000
Teaching 240 girls to become strong, smart and bold.
Human Rights USA — $10,000
Protection for 10,000 Human Rights Victims against human traffickers.
Ethiopian Family Fund — $ 7,000
Healthy sustainable lives for 10 Ethiopian children and their families.