Impact Films

The Sorenson Impact Center is committed to showcasing innovative solutions to social problems. Towards this end, the Center has cultivated a world-class team of filmmakers and partnered with Forbes to launch a first-of-its-kind original content series, “The Impact Revolution.” To date, the Center has launched 40 powerful short films.

SoLa Impact

Real Change in South Central L.A.

SoLa Impact has been recognized as a Forbes OZ 20 Grand Prize Winner for their transformative work in using opportunity zones to create jobs and deliver affordable housing for people and communities in South LA.

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Tribal Nations Collaborate for Impact in Washington State

In May 2019, Sorenson Impact was invited by the Washington State Department of Commerce to visit the Olympic Peninsula and learn about how tribal nations and communities are leveraging the opportunity zone incentive. SIC captures a broad coalition of partners committed to equitable development.

Student Voices

How We Feel about Higher Ed

Darren Walker

Philanthropy Should Take Risks

Learning Through Music

The Story of Allen Jay Prep Academy

Utah HERO Project

Healthcare Workers

Preserving Small Town America

Brigham City Opportunity Zone

Utah HERO Project

Small Business Owners

Mayor Michael Tubbs

A Voice for Stockton

Liberty & Justice

Lifting Women out of Poverty in Liberia

Four Points Funding

Revitalized Hope in Rural Colorado

Four Points Funding LLC has been recognized as a Forbes OZ 20 Top 4 Grand Prize Winner for their efforts in deploying #highimpact capital in #rural Colorado. They are actively investing in 7 projects across rural Colorado, bringing more than $100m to the local economy.

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Defy Ventures

With transformative efforts to reduce recidivism across 6 states, Defy Ventures is realizing already developed entrepreneurial skills of the incarcerated through a rigorous educational program that provides a fair “first chance” and an opportunity for success as inmates re-enter society.

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Blue Star Families

Perspectives of Higher Ed Leaders