Highlands: Donates $20,000

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

Cookeville Pregnancy Clinic
Nancy Knowlton
Pregnancy With A Plan

Facing an unexpected pregnancy can seem overwhelming. It can feel like you don’t have any options. At the Cookeville Pregnancy Clinic, we want you to know that you do, and that we’re here to serve you! We are a free pregnancy help medical clinic that offers pregnancy tests, ultrasound, options counseling, and practical assistance. We offer mobile services in communities around the Upper Cumberland. The Cookeville Pregnancy Clinic opened in August of 1988 and since that time we have helped in close to 50,000 client visits.

Manna's Hana
Bobbie Abell
Offer Riding To Special Children

Having horse experience and a special love for children with special needs, Bobbie set out to find out what it would take to be able to offer riding to special children. When a student comes out to the farm, Bobbie interviews the family to see what they want to achieve and then set a plan into action to get them to where they want to be. The students are having fun riding and don’t realize they’re actually working those muscles and the eye-hand coordination. They’re working on gross motor skills, fine motor skills, concentration and sequencing.

Upper Cumberland TN Reconnect Community
Cindy Taylor
Giving Kids Access To Education

The Upper Cumberland TN Reconnect Community (UCTRC) is a free resource that provides the avenue for a new start – for a postsecondary degree or credential leading to career advancement or even a new career direction because “life happens,” changing the direction of lives from intended goals. The program includes free academic advisement and support services provided by navigators/advisors working directly with adults who lack skills and the required postsecondary credential, providing support to and through graduation.