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Women’s Collective Opens Sixth Grant Season


An example of beneficiaries of Impact Giving grants.
An example of beneficiaries of Impact Giving grants.


Impact Giving will be accepting grant application requests – sponsored by Impact Giving partners – now through Nov. 10.

Founded in Laguna Beach, Impact Giving is a women’s collective giving group that in the last five years has awarded $606,000 to 33 local and global nonprofit organizations, impacting the lives of more than 30,000 people around the world.

“All non-profit organizations that are considered for grants each year must be sponsored by an Impact Giving Partner. A Partner is what we call our members because we are all partnering together in donating,” said board chair Ann Duncan Levy. “We then train our partners to review and vet the grant applications on grant committees. This helps us ensure that we are well educated on the non-profits that become grant finalists.”

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Revel in Noche de los Ninos at Neighborhood Church

Creative Family Support presents Noche de los Niños, a Night to Launch Big Dreams for Special Children, from 7 -10.30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Dr.

Festivities include Salsa music and dancing, food and drinks, and a silent auction.

Purchase $50 tickets at:

Proceeds benefit Creative Family Support helping underserved autistic and special needs children and their families with funding for after-school social skills programs, sports and surf camps in Orange County.

Sea Bounty Supports Marine Mammals

The Pacific Edge Hotel’s Deck and Driftwood Kitchen restaurants will host “Sip & Shuck” from 2-9 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9, to benefit the Pacific Marine Mammal Center.

The event at 627 Sleepy Hollow Lane for ages 21 and up will feature hand-shucked oysters and sparkling wines.

“We are going above and beyond for this year’s Sip & Shuck by sourcing an incredible array of oysters, entertainers, champagnes, wines and spirits,” said Operations Director John Nye.

Tickets are $45- $95. For more info: visit: and click on the “Events” tab.





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