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October 2021

Austin Woman Magazine, “A Legacy of Support”

“The Legacy Collective is dedicated to helping families, businesses and nonprofits survive financial hardship.”

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September 28, 2021

Forbes, “Three Innovative Approaches To Workplace Giving”

“According to Giving USA, Americans contribute over $300 billion a year to nonprofit organizations and causes. Of this, about $5 billion is contributed through thousands of workplace giving programs. Today, workplaces have become more decentralized, flexible and remote, which makes it more challenging for companies to conduct workplace giving programs in the traditional sense.”

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August 2021

Living Magazine, “Added Assistance: Legacy Collective Supports Texas Nonprofits with Continued Relief from Winter Storm Uri”

“The generosity of individual donors and organizations from across the country and around the world supporting Texans after the storm is inspiring,” said Erin Arnheim, Legacy Collective CEO. “The donations just kept coming! We’re excited to be able to give these additional grants so that relief work that still remains can be addressed.”

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July 23, 2021

People Newspapers, “Legacy Collective Grants Benefit the Family Place, Other Nonprofits”

The Legacy Collective is a community dedicated to funding nonprofits, and the Family Place is a Dallas-based nonprofit that has been helping victims of family violence in North Texas since 1978. The Texas Disaster Relief Fund, which was set up to help Texans in need after winter storm Uri, also provided grants to Sustainable Food Center in Austin, the Settlement Home for Children, also in Austin, and the Wichita Fallas Area Food Bank.

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May 10, 2021

Austin American-Stateman, “Legacy Collective Giving Circle Finds New Strength in Disaster Response, Diversity”

With new programs like the college collective and the employee giving circles, and continuing to focus on expanding and diversifying its donor base, Hatmaker sets the organization’s sights on being a $20 million-giving organization. She’d like to see the diversity of the donors increase and to widen the diversity of the grantees to include even more causes, such as climate change, which it hasn’t ventured into. “We’re always looking for sustainable solutions to systemic problems and going at the root of injustice, wherever it lives,” Hatmaker says.

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April 28, 2021

ANA Nonprofit Journal, “X Factor: Why Nonprofits Would be Wise to Target the Next Great Giving Generation — Gen Xers”

Another upside is that gen Xers are looking for long-term relationships with nonprofits. For example, gen X is the primary generation supporting the Legacy Collective, a giving community launched in 2015 that financially supports nonprofits around the world. “We’ve found that they are extremely loyal and many have been giving to our organization since its inception,” says Erin Arnheim, the CEO at Legacy Collective. “In our experience, it’s the loyalty and sense of community that sets gen X donors apart.”

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January 26, 2021

Black Star News, “Huston-Tillotson University Students Stand to Win $15,000 in Contest”

Students in the School of Business and Technology’s Biz Ready Program at Huston-Tillotson University, Austin’s only Historical Black College and University, will be challenged to create a nonprofit solution to meet a need in the community. The winning team will receive $15,000 donated by Thrivent and Legacy Collective to launch the nonprofit or donate it to a nonprofit in their community meeting a similar need.

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Press Releases

September 15, 2021

Huston-Tillotson University Students Win $15,000 in First “Social Enterprise Pitch-Off”

Legacy Collective today announces that the Level Up Services team in the School of Business & Technology at Huston-Tillotson University won the Social Enterprise Pitch-Off, a contest where students were challenged to create a nonprofit solution to meet a need in the community. Level Up Services received a $15,000 grant as their prize: $7,500 each from Legacy Collective and Thrivent. The program was sponsored by Legacy Collective, Thrivent and Notley. Read more here.

September 14, 2021

Legacy Collective Gives $25,000 in Grants to Organizations Assisting in Relief at the United States-Mexico Border

Legacy Collective, a giving community dedicated to solving systemic issues with sustainable, innovative solutions, announces that it has given $25,000 to border relief organizations providing assistance at the United States-Mexico border. Mision de Caridad received $15,000 and Al Otro Lado received $10,000. These grants bring Legacy Collective to giving 34 grants so far for 2021, totaling $992,129. Read more here.

August 20, 2021

Legacy Collective Announces Afghanistan Relief Fund

Legacy Collective today announces the Afghanistan Relief Fund. Donations collected from this fund will be used to provide emergency services to the Afghanistan people, including shelter, protection, educational services, and more. At the time of this announcement, Women for Afghan Women and Love Does have been vetted and chosen to receive the donations from the relief fund, but more organizations will be added shortly. Read more here.

July 6, 2021

Legacy Collective Gives Four More Grants from its Texas Disaster Relief Fund, Bringing the Grand Total to $577,500

Legacy Collective today announces that it has given four additional grants from its Texas Disaster Relief Fund set up to help Texans in need after winter storm Uri. Sustainable Food Center received $27,500; The Settlement Home for Children received $50,000, The Family Place received $25,000 and Wichita Falls Area Food Bank received $25,000. Read more here.

June 30, 2021

Legacy Collective Announces $50,000 in Grants for the 2nd Quarter of 2021

Legacy Collective today announces that Selamta Family Project and Hope Partnership each received a $25,000 grant for the second quarter of 2021. These grants bring Legacy Collective to giving 23 grants so far for 2021, totaling more than $800,000. Read more here.

June 15, 2021

Legacy Collective Launches Live to Give, A Giving Circle Just for College Students

Legacy Collective today announces the launch of Live to Give, a new Giving Circle created for U.S.-based college students. Live to Give allows students to sign up for monthly giving as low as $5 and will allow them to make a direct impact on the world through collective, reliable giving. Read more here.

June 8, 2021

Legacy Collective Announces Corporate Giving Circles, Bringing Community and Philanthropy to the Workplace

Legacy Collective today announces Corporate Giving Circles, an initiative to bring community and philanthropy into the workplace. Legacy Collective offers three options for Corporate Giving Circles depending on how hands-on the employer and employees want to be. The goal is to allow employers to build community and camaraderie within their organization, while helping employees give with confidence to nonprofits they care about. Employees can sign up for monthly giving or give one time, and the employer can choose to match at any level. Read more here.

June 1, 2021

Legacy Collective and Philanthropitch Announce Austin’s Legacy, Bringing Together Austin’s Nonprofit and Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership

Legacy Collective today announces the launch of Austin’s Legacy, a joint initiative with Philanthropitch that brings together Nonprofit leaders and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) leaders in Austin. Members of these communities are invited to join the free group for monthly Lunch ‘n Learns, networking, knowledge sharing and community building. Read more here.

April 1, 2021

Legacy Collective Gives Five Grants Totaling $450,000 to Nonprofits to Assist in Texas Disaster Relief Efforts

Legacy Collective today announces that it has given five grants totaling $450,000 to nonprofit organizations helping Texans in need after winter storm Uri. The organizations receiving grants are Feeding Texas, Rebuilding Together Houston, Rebuilding Together Austin, Sustainable Food Center and Austin Disaster Relief Network. Read more here.

March 9, 2021

Legacy Collective Announces Three Grants for the First Quarter of 2021 Totaling $75,000

Legacy Collective announces the recipients of three $25,000 grants for the 1st quarter of 2021: The Settlement Home for Children, Chicago Scholars, and 99 Balloons. The grant recipients are nominated by and voted on by Legacy Collective Giving Circle members. Read more here.

Feb. 25, 2021

Legacy Collective Announces Successes from 2020, Plans for 2021, and the Expansion of its Board of Advisors

Legacy Collective today announces some key highlights from its recent Annual Donor Recap Meeting, including giving 15 grants totaling $385,000 and the expansion of its Board of Advisors in 2020. Read more here.

Feb. 18, 2021

Legacy Collective Announces Texas Disaster Relief Fund

Legacy Collective today announces the Texas Disaster Relief Fund. Donations collected from this emergency fund will be used to provide food and shelter to those in need across the state of Texas. This will include helping Texans with emergency relief, food insecurity, and rebuilding efforts. Read more here.

Jan. 26, 2021

Huston-Tillotson University Students Stand to Win $15,000 in First “Social Enterprise Pitch-Off”

Legacy Collective today announces its partnership with Thrivent and Notley to launch the first “Social Enterprise Pitch-Off.” Students in the School of Business and Technology’s Biz Ready Program at Huston-Tillotson University, Austin’s only Historical Black College and University, will be challenged to create a nonprofit solution to meet a need in the community. The winning team will receive $15,000 donated by Thrivent and Legacy Collective to launch the nonprofit or donate it to a nonprofit in their community meeting a similar need. Read more here.

Jan. 19, 2021

Legacy Collective Announces Campaign to Raise Funding for Mental Health Services in the Black Community

Legacy Collective today announces a giving campaign to raise money for mental health services in the Black community. Funds raised will benefit Breakthrough and Eustress Inc. Donors who would like to give to this cause can do so on the Legacy Collective web site by making a one-time donation to the 100 Campaign. Read more here.

Nov. 30, 2020

Legacy Collective Announces Grants Totaling $75,000; Launches New Campaign to Fund Five Additional Grants in 2021

Legacy Collective today announces the recipients of three $25,000 grants for the 4th quarter of 2020: BeLoved Atlanta, Miracle Foundation and Texas Civil Rights Project. Additionally, Legacy Collective announces the launch of its 100×100 giving campaign in an effort to help 100 families rebuild from the devastating economic impacts of COVID-19. Read more here.

Oct. 27, 2020

Legacy Collective Announces Erin Arnheim as CEO, Jen Hatmaker as Chairperson of the Board

Legacy Collective today announces Erin Arnheim as CEO and Jen Hatmaker as Chairperson of the Board. With Arnheim leading the organization and Hatmaker heading the Board, Legacy Collective will further its work in funding innovative, sustainable nonprofit initiatives that are nominated by and voted on by Legacy Collective donors. Read more here.

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