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IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area Announces 2022 Grant Recipients

IMPACT 100 2022 Grant Recipients

IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, is pleased to announce the eleven grant recipients selected at this year’s Annual Meeting held today. These nonprofit organizations will each receive a grant of $103,820 from the members of IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area.


The grant recipients selected by IMPACT 100’s members are as follows:


    • Pensacola Little Theatre Inc.  –  It Starts with Art: Building the Foundation of Arts Education at Pensacola Little Theatre
    • Santa Rosa Community Theatre Inc.  –  Provide a State-of-the-Art Theatre for Santa Rosa County


    • Central Gulf Coast CDF Freedom Schools  –  Something Inside So Strong
    • General Daniel Chappie James Flight Academy, Inc.  –  Outfit New Facility with Equipment and Other Furnishings


    • Keep Pensacola Beautiful, Inc.  –  KPB Covers More Ground
    • Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center, Inc.  –  From Hatchlings to Adults, Come Join Us on Our Journey


    • Escambia County Public Schools Foundation for Excellence, Inc.  –  Parent University: Bridging Resources and Community Needs
    • Pensacola Habitat for Humanity, Inc.  –  Community Land Trust – Affordable Housing in Perpetuity


    • District One Medical Examiner Support, Inc.  –  Family Advocacy Representative – providing support to Family, Community, and Staff
    • Feeding the Gulf Coast  –  Feeding the Future
    • Healing Paws for Warriors, Inc.  –  Save a Veteran, Rescue a Dog: Mobile Unit

“IMPACT members were able to choose to meet at either in-person Focus Area Committees or virtual Focus Area Committees,” said Roz Leahy, president of IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area. “Again, this year, hundreds of IMPACT 100 members participated in the process to review each grant application, conduct site visits to all applicants, and select finalists from each Focus Area Committee. We are so thankful for our members who participated and to our volunteer board. Their dedication enables IMPACT 100 to continue serving the community we love.”

With 1,142 members this year, IMPACT 100 was able to award $103,820 each to eleven nonprofit organizations in our community for a total impact of $1,142,020. Since its inception, IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area has now awarded 142 grants totaling $15,092,020 to the Pensacola Bay Area communities.

Membership season begins today, and the first Meet and Mingle event to be held Tuesday, November 8, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The event will be hosted by Rishy Studer and Mallory Studer Appleyard at Bodacious, 407 S Palafox Street. For a full schedule of upcoming Meet and Mingles, visit: https://impact100pensacola.org/impact-events/.

Any nonprofit organization that believes a grant of over $100,000 would be impactful for their organization should check out a new, fun, and informative series called Link & Learn, created specifically for the nonprofit community. These events are for nonprofits to link with other nonprofit organizations to network and share ideas and learn detailed information about the IMPACT 100 grant process. The first of this series will be November 9, 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 3200 N 12th Ave.  More information can be found at www.impact100pensacola.org.

About IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, Inc.

IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, Inc. is an organization of philanthropic-minded women committed to improving their community by providing substantial grants to nonprofit organizations in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Grants are distributed in five focus areas: Arts, Culture & History; Education; Environment & Recreation; Family; Health & Wellness. Membership is open to any woman, age 18 or over, who makes an annual tax-deductible donation (membership fee) of $1,000 by March 1 of any calendar year. The entire contribution is used to fund grants.