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 $29,000 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 monthly lunch meetings on the 3rd Wednesday at Beyond Restaurant downtown starting at noon.  Check out the IMPACT Facebook page for upcoming speakers.  You don’t have to be a member to attend these informative luncheons.

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.

IMPACT Legacy Partner

IMPACT Annual Partners

IMPACT Harrisonburg Executive Committee

Janessa Baker, Co-Chair of Events & Marketing

Martin Beachy & Arehart, Certified Public Accountants

Kevin Flint, Co-Chair of Events & Marketing and TCF Board Liaison


Abe Shearer, Chair of Executive Committee & Membership

Strategent Financial

Paul Whatley, Chair of Grants

Funkhouser Real Estate Group

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 follows the calendar year, so the amount of your charitable donation depends upon your age as of January 1 of the current year.

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

Payment Options

IMPACT offers a variety of payment options for your annual donation.  Please contact Melissa at The Community Foundation with questions.   Our phone number is 540-432-3863.

1) Pay by check and mail or hand deliver your payment with your membership form.

  • Make check payable to The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham,
  • Include IMPACT 2018 on the check memo line, and
  • Mail it to TCFHR, P.O. Box 1068, Harrisonburg, VA 22803, or
  • Hand deliver to our office (we’d love to meet you) at 317 S. Main St in downtown Harrisonburg.

2) Pay the full amount online today with a credit card.  Click the link below to go to our online market place with Square.  Don’t forget to email your membership form to Melissa.

                             Click here to pay full amount online today.

3) Pay in four easy monthly installments.  Just choose a plan below based on your age as of January 1.   Don’t forget to email your membership form to Melissa.

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 1/1/2018

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!

Have other questions or what more information about IMPACT?

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