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.
A nonprofit charity since May of 2015, SHIP provides urgent services and support to the hundreds of Frederick County Public School students experiencing homelessness each year. Working with FCPS personnel system-wide and our SHIPmates, now totaling over 3,600 residents from across the county, SHIP supplies food, new clothing, funding for enrichment activities, and when no other options exist, emergency shelter.
Family Resource Information & Education Network for Down Syndrome, “F.R.I.E.N.D.S.”, was reformed in 1999 to be a support and resource group for expectant and new parents of children with Down syndrome. We are a 100% volunteer organization who has grown to provide many additional programs and events to support the claim that our children are more alike than different. It is our mission to raise awareness and acceptance of Down syndrome in our community through education in our schools, medical and business communities, and families.
The Frederick County Humane Society provides support for our community as well as helping pet owners keep their pets. We assist with the cost of vet care, food and necessary items for pet owners facing financial challenge. Last year we paid over $111,000 in vet bills for Frederick County Residents. Our Emergency Assistance Program helps with the cost of medical needs.