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.
Established in 2001, School Garden Project of Lane County delivers Science in the Garden educational programs to 1,500 students in 19 local schools in Eugene 4J, Bethel, and Springfield School Districts. In addition to teaching science lessons and reinforcing that science knowledge through fun activities in our garden classroom, our students learn the basics of gardening and growing their own food.
The Kids Safety Around Firearms Education (S.A.F.E.) Foundation is a small grassroots safety and education organization. We focus on kids Firearm and Accident prevention. Derek LeBlanc began developing the Kids Firearm Safety Program in late 2014 with the goal of educating families by taking the novelty away from firearms; encouraging dialog within the home, and etc.
Oregon Horse Rescue began in November of 2012, when founders Jane and David Kelly found an ad online for a big, white draft horse named Kate Sue. The horse was so badly neglected– starved and hundreds of pounds underweight with her ribs and spine protruding– that the local vets didn’t think she was even worth saving.