The Impact Collective will launch the first-of-its-kind NFT marketplace on September 23rd with art provided by graduates of Second Chance, a San Diego nonprofit focused on breaking the cycles of incarceration and poverty.  To fund its anti-recidivism efforts, Second Chance will be the first nonprofit to use this fundraising tool, which is the only one-stop shop for nonprofits to produce, sell, and mint art while also highlighting the voices and talents of their clients. The Impact Collective is also the only NFT marketplace exclusively for non-profits where art can be bought and sold directly without having to send donors to a larger digital platform such as OpenSea. Many of the associated NFTs will include the story of the individual who created the art to provide the buyer with a personal connection and deeper understanding of a specific cause while collecting art. 

“While incarcerated, I began to view the world in a different light, and with that, I found that art was the only appropriate medium to express this new perception. Art has healing properties; it is a personalized experience that fosters introspection and reflection,” Jahziel Sanchez, a Second Chance graduate, said. “I was very excited for the opportunity to create art that will be sold to benefit the Second Chance program, which has helped me and so many others. I hope you will buy art on September 23rd to benefit an organization that means so much to all of us and gives us the support that we need to be successful.”