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.
Hannah’s Hope is a nonprofit charity started in honor of Hannah Martinez. Hannah was born with severe brain damage caused by a possible prenatal stroke. With this, Hannah faced many challenges and was severely developmentally delayed. Hannah’s family and close friends were inspired by her sweet smile, bright blue eyes, and incredible strength. With that said, Hannah’s Hope was born. Our sweet Hannah passed away on July 30, 2012. Hannah’s Hope will continue her legacy and we know that Hannah will live on forever in our memories, and in our hearts.
Refuge Place NWI launched August 8, 2017. This organization was launched from my own life. In my own personal life I have been through many different struggles. I dealt with depression, anxiety, abuse, struggling with my sexual identity, and numerous other difficult times in my life. I know what it is like to feel like you have no hope. I know what it’s like to feel miserable and want to die. I know what its like to feel completely alone. Out of those feelings, came a dream. A dream of a place of refuge. A place where people could come and find the help they need. A place where people know that they are not alone.
At Girls on the Run we inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-8th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.