Help Me Empower Others through IMPACT

I found IMPACT like many people do – through a friend.  She urged me for months to take a class, saying that it would be life changing.  When I took the Basics course in 2016, I finally understood what she meant. IMPACT taught me that I am powerful and strong.  To this day, the skills I learned help me feel safe and confident, and it also has strengthened my ability to set healthy boundaries in my professional and personal life.  This is something that I don’t take for granted. Although my Basics class was almost three years ago, I still hear my classmates cheering me on when I’m in tough situations.  It’s a powerful feeling. It is this experience that has fueled my commitment to support IMPACT in reaching more people because I think everyone deserves to feel this way. 

IMPACT is a non-profit organization, and this work is only possible because of the generosity of our supporters.  You make it possible for us to offer our life-changing classes and to extend our reach in this community.  

Want to support this important work?

Please be a part of this effort by making a donation today by clicking the orange button on the right. Your gift will support someone in realizing their inner strength and help them feel safe when it matters most.  Would you like to show your ongoing support? Set up a monthly donation of any size HERE

Thank you in advance for your generosity. All this work would not be possible without IMPACT supporters like you.


  • Our New Mission, Vision, and Values

    We're so excited to share our new Mission, Vision, and Values, and to invite you to help us make them a reality!

    We need your support to get to 100 donations by August 31, 2021! 

    Your generous donations enable us to make IMPACT support:

    • Continuing our "pay what you can" model for in-person classes
    • Recruitment and training of instructors from the community
    • Expanding programs for those who need us most




  • Donate Monthly

    Our monthly donors are the heart of IMPACT Bay Area because reliable monthly contributions provide a sustainable source of income to keep us teaching in the communities that depend on us.

    100% of your contribution will go to fund our daily operations. Every monthly donation helps bring personal safety, self-defense and empowerment training to Bay Area communities by paying for course supplies like mats & suits, instructor travel expenses, space rental fees and printing class materials for our students.

    As a small non-profit organization, we depend on donations from our supporters and graduates to sustain our work. IMPACT Bay Area is a 501(c)3 non-profit, so your monthly donation is fully tax-deductible.


  • Support Violence Prevention in our Community

    Donate today to support IMPACT Bay Area’s violence prevention programs! Your support will help us launch a brand-new program in 2023 for people with disabilities AND continue the life-changing programs we already offer - including programs for teens, women, LGBTQIA+, women of color, etc. Your generous gifts also help us keep all of our public programs accessible through sliding scale payments.

    IMPACT Bay Area is a 501(c)3 non-profit, so your contribution is fully tax-deductible. Every online donation will receive an email confirmation for their records.

    You can also mail a check with "donation" in the memo line to:

    IMPACT Bay Area
    PO Box 23831
    Oakland, CA 94623

    PLEASE NOTE: We will be happy to prepare a paper or email acknowledgement of your donation upon request.


    If you would prefer to become a regular supporter, consider giving a monthly donation instead.

    Employer Matching

    Bay Area Corporations and Companies Offering Employer Matching Gifts

    If your employer offers employer matching, your donation can MAKE AN EVEN BIGGER IMPACT. Contact your human resources department for information on your employer's matching gift program. IMPACT Bay Area's EIN number is 94-3123451.

    Our address is:
    PO Box 23831
    Oakland,CA 94623.

    Learn about more ways you can support IMPACT Bay Area!



Jessica is proud to be on IMPACT's board with other passionate individuals who care deeply about personal empowerment and safety.
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