A philanthropic giving circle for young professionals gives back to our community through one combined charitable donation!

IMPACT Harrisonburg is a giving circle for young professionals in their twenties, thirties, and forties. The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County created this component fund to encourage philanthropy among young professionals with a focus on improving our community. Members make a charitable donation based on their age. Funds are pooled and granted to a nonprofit chosen by membership vote. Nonprofits are chosen from the two most recent sets of Community Needs applicants. Initiated in 2014, IMPACT Harrisonburg has made charitable donations of more than $22,000 to local nonprofits in need.

Learn more about IMPACT Harrisonburg by attending an event.

An important part of IMPACT’s mission is to foster and encourage a sense of community by holding educational and social events for the membership and the community at large. IMPACT holds events at least quarterly for individuals from the community to meet and learn more about IMPACT, philanthropy in general and our community in particular. Examples of past events include a Leadership Summit with Dr. Mark Warner, Sr. Vice President of University Affairs and Planning at JMU; a happy hour with Dr. Ken Rutherford, Director of the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery at JMU; and Inside the Philanthropist Mind, an engaging evening with seasoned local philanthropists.

Membership in IMPACT Harrisonburg offers a way for individuals to maximize their charitable donations.

We understand that young professionals often have a crazy schedule with many competing priorities. IMPACT has a variety of committees with varying levels of commitment. There are no mandatory meetings, no attendance policy and no requirement to serve on a committee. By making a charitable donation to the IMPACT Fund, you can leverage your charitable dollars and make a bigger impact for a local nonprofit. Download a membership commitment form today.

CY 2017 Grant Semifinalist Summary

IMPACT Legacy Partner

IMPACT Annual Partners

IMPACT Harrisonburg Executive Committee

Kevin Flint, Chair of Events & Marketing


Paul Whatley, Chair of Grants

Funkhouser Real Estate Group

Brad Cohen, Chair of Fundraising

Funkhouser Real Estate Group

Billy Robinson, CPA, TCF Board Liaison

Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP

Make a charitable donation to IMPACT Harrisonburg today to become a member.

To become a member of IMPACT and be able to vote for the nonprofit recipient of the grant funds, simply fill out a membership commitment form and send it in to the Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County with your annual charitable donation amount. Annual charitable donations are tax deductible and are based on the age of the member according to the following scale. Our fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30, so the amount of your charitable donation depends upon your age as of July 1 of the current fiscal year.

As of July 1, if you were in your: You pay:
20s $150
30s $250
40s $350

Click here to pay online today.

If you prefer to pay in four monthly installments, choose a plan below based on your age as of July 1.  Note that a $2.50 is added to each installment to cover the credit card processing fees.

IMPACT - Please choose your plan based on age as of 7/1/2016

Contact Melissa for questions about IMPACT. Join IMPACT today so that you too can cast a ballot and leverage your charitable donation to make an IMPACT in our community!

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