Eugene: Donates $5,000

Through ImpactClub®, 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, ImpactClub®, through Impact Venture Capitalism has dramatically multiplied the Impact that a single person can have on charities in their local community.

The Charities

Healthy Moves
Mark Davis
Fun Physical Activity For Health

Healthy Moves is a nonprofit organization bringing movement, fitness and fun to elementary students. Due to school budget cuts, many physical education programs have been eliminated. Healthy Moves trainers work with students and their teacher to demonstrate fitness activities and provide a model for the teacher to use in future PE classes. We provide fitness formats that can be used by all teachers of grades kinder through five. National experts recommend that elementary-age children get 60 minutes or more of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity each day.

Amy Linder
Empowering Through Education to Make Fire Safety a Priority

The mission of Cody’s Friends for Fire Safety is to educate and empower people to make their safety a priority. I am the Founder of Cody’s Friends for Fire Safety and a retired Eugene Springfield Fire Dog. Now that I am retired, I have turned the teaching reigns over to my lil brother Casey. He is continuing in my pawprints to teach kids of all ages what to do in the event of an emergency! The success of our work depends on help from our Friends for Fire Safety. Our joint effort provides fire safety materials, presentations to demonstrate these potentially life-saving messages and increases the fire and life safety awareness in our community.

Hands & Voices Of Oregon
Jenn Knopp
Positive Awareness For The Deaf

“Silent America” was intended to raise positive awareness of the Deaf Community, highlighting cultural and linguistic (ASL) aspects of the Deaf experience. Meanwhile, a number of people who were deaf or hard-of-hearing, but who were not living with those aspects of the Deaf experience, had a problem with the exhibit. From their perspective, it did not represent who they were specifically – listening/oral communicators.In the end, the Smithsonian scrapped the whole project. Hands & Voices is committed to supporting families and children, regardless of their chosen communication methodology.