Impact100 Owensboro Next Generation strives to cultivate a new generation of informed and passionate philanthropists and provide an opportunity for young women to become invested in the Impact100 Owensboro model of transforming lives in the Greater Owensboro area through high-impact and lifelong giving.
2020 Grant Recipient:
Program/Project: Autism Sensory Room for Therapeutic Safety & Comfort
In 2020, 108 NextGen ladies awarded a $10,800 grant to Puzzle Pieces. This project provides a safe environment for autism clients through specially designed sensory equipment and curriculum; which will also promote cognitive development, language and fine/gross motor skills. Puzzle Pieces mission is to equip those with a disability with individualized skills that enable them to become productive citizens. Puzzle Pieces believes in providing individuals with disabilities access to the community and a community center to socially engage with peers while meeting their goals.
In 2019, 130 young ladies joined IMPACT 100 NextGen and granted $13,000 to Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center. This grant purchased seven (7) stationary donor beds for the Owensboro donor center. WKRBC mission is to provide the much needed and most safe blood products and related services to our region.
Owensboro Area Shelter and Information Services (OASIS)
Program/Project: “Child Trauma Treatment Through Play Program”
OASIS was awarded the 2018 IMPACT 100 Next Generation grant of $10,200. This grant purchased & installed a new playground & bench inside the playground area at OASIS. This space is also be used by counselors for play therapy for children with PTSD & work with the mothers outside, along with the children. OASIS is committed to providing shelter, advocacy, and services to victims of domestic violence and their families.
Program/Project: “Children’s Grief and Healing Program”
In NextGen’s inaugural year, founding members awarded their first grant for $3,500 to Hospice of Western Kentucky. The program provides children who are grieving the death of a loved one with a teddy bear and book about dealing with loss. Hospice serves people of all ages living at the end of life and their families.