The Durkin IMPACT foundation was started in 2012 by me and my wife Melanie, when my hometown of Brick, New Jersey, was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. We knew we had to do something to help the people in Brick who were struggling as a result of the hurricane.

Ten years later, The Durkin IMPACT Foundation not only helps those in need but also awards college scholarships to high school athletes from both Brick Township High (BTHS), Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS), ad a few other schools chosen at random each year. Each scholarship ranges from $500 to $1,500, and to date, we’ve awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships.

Our Mission

The Durkin IMPACT Foundation is a 501(c)(3) that was founded in 2012 on the heels of Hurricane Sandy devastating my home area of the Jersey Shore.

Our Mission: The Durkin IMPACT Foundation was established to motivate, educate, and inspire people to be their best, to foster a spirit of giving back and paying forward, and to create a positive IMPACT in the world.

Now our IMPACT Foundation is raising money for scholarships to non-privileged, under-served student-athletes going to college who exemplify the qualities, traits, work ethic, and attitude of an “IMPACT” person. In addition, our funding priorities help those in need who are affected by natural disasters, childhood obesity, and diseases such as heart disease, disability, and cancer.

Our Funding Priorities

The IMPACT Foundation Founders, Todd, and Melanie Durkin, along with the Board of Trustees respond to the needs of people affected by natural disasters, childhood obesity, those with diseases such as heart disease & diabetes, and educational & athletic opportunities for those in need.  We are dedicated to funding five (5) significant program areas of interest within the following general annual distribution and allocation percentages:

  • Natural disaster relief (those that have lost homes, been displaced, out of work, etc.) 30%
  • Medical          20%
  • Educational   20%
  • Athletic          20%
  • Environment  10%

Note: From time to time, the Trust may make awards to organizations and institutions that have made no formal request, which we have recognized for exemplary work, and/or show significant promise in one or more of these five areas, and whose continuing work and mission would be more fully enhanced and supported by this funding.

We are happy to announce the 2022 winners, we have given away $12,500 in IMPACT Scholarships thus far

Scripps Ranch HS (San Diego, CA)

Mason Bowen
Michael Drobeck
Mia Ishimine
Amanda Kramer
Conor Lawlor
Jake Lee
David Lutz
Alex Rewolinski
Nathan Roos
Melanie Spitzberg
Alyson Turfler
Kayden Williamson

Brick HS (Brick, NJ)

Savannah Eichert
Kaitlyn Goldsmith
Brendan Kalp
Justin Kurc

You can also help The Durkin IMPACT foundation by donating to help provide scholarship opportunities to a deserving, college-bound student-athlete or by making a tax-deductible donation.

Thank you,
Todd & Melanie

To make a tax-deductible donation to the Durkin IMPACT Foundation, you can donate online now or mail a check:

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Mail A Check Donation!

Todd Durkin
C/o Fitness Quest 10
9972 Scripps Ranch Blvd
San Diego, CA 92131

Please make check payable to the Durkin IMPACT Foundation. We will send you a receipt with our 501(c)3 tax-deductible number.

We are currently accepting applications!

For the General Fund Application:

Check out highlights from our past IMPACT events:

IMPACT Event 2019

IMPACT Event 2018