Highlands: Donates $18,400

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.

The Charities

Rising Above Ministries
Becky Davidson
Navigating Autism

Today, hundreds of parents walked out of a hospital or doctor’s office having just received the devastating news that their child has special needs. They wonder what their life is going to look like and how to navigate this new world of seemingly endless therapy appointments, doctor visits, hospital stays and sleepless nights. Often, they slip into the. pit of hopelessness, despair and isolation. Rising Above Ministries was birthed from their struggles as special needs parents. They wanted to bring hope, support and encouragement to families like themselves.

All About Rescue & Fixin', INC
Karen Vaden
Animal Rescue

AARF (All About Rescue and Fixin’ Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed by a small group of volunteers with a passion for animals. They are a foster based animal rescue organization based in the Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee. They pull animals from high risk situations, such as local animal shelters, and strays from counties who do not have the luxury of having an animal shelter. Since being founded in 2007, AARF has saved the lives of nearly 12,000 pets.

Habitat For Humanity
Melissa Parks
Build Homes, Give Hope

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Putnam County Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Since 1995, volunteers and donors from Putnam County have partnered with Habitat families to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own home alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage when their home is complete. Habitat supporters and Habitat families working together, side by side, promotes understanding and self-reliance.