Through Impact Club, as Impact Venture Capitalists, we invest heavily in local charities that demonstrate a powerful “Story Engine,” and have proven their willingness to fight for their cause – by competing in and winning a high-stakes competition. As a result, Impact Club, through Impact Venture Capitalism has dramatically multiplied the Impact that a single person can have on charities in their local community.
Newby-ginnings was created October 2013 in memory of SPC Nicholas Newby who was KIA in Baghdad, Iraq on July 7, 2011. The organizations mission is to provide resources, referrals and essential personal and household items to Veterans, active military and their families as well as families of our fallen (Gold Star families) at absolutely no cost to them. There are no income eligibility requirements or any kind of proof of need necessary. All that is required is proof of military service, past or present, for the client or an associated family member. We have found that Newby-ginnings is place where they can come.
Children’s Village is a residential home for kiddos who are in need of a safe haven from abuse, neglect or severe family crisis. Our children come to us through state and private placements, and a large percentage of our private placements are in family crisis due to homelessness. When these kiddos walk through our doors they are given everything they need to get through their daily life—meals, medical and dental care, clothing, fun outings, chores, life skills, mentorship and the sense of a family unit within our home. We are very unique because we keep sibling groups together.
Matt Wild is a Coeur D’Alene native and Marine Corps Veteran who was diagnosed with ALS in 2015. ALS, or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that can cause those affected to lose the ability to speak, eat, move and breathe. According to recent studies, ALS can cost a patient and their family over $300,000 annually. While the financial impact of this disease for Matt was greatly lessened by VA benefits, he was alarmed to learn the financial impact ALS has on those who lack similar benefits. Matt and his wife Theresa realized that this was their chance to make a difference.