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IMPACT 100 Membership Reaches Historic High

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Organization will Give $836,000 to the Non-Profit Community

Pensacola, FL, March 22, 2013 – IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, a local women’s philanthropy group, is pleased to announce that its 2013 Membership Drive has successfully concluded with 836 members. The organization will give back to the community by awarding 8 grants of $104,500 each to winning non-profit agencies in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties, making it once again the largest IMPACT 100 in the nation.

This will be the 10th year that IMPACT 100 will award grants to local non-profit agencies. Since the inception of IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area in 2004, the organization has awarded 39 grants to 34 different non-profit agencies for a total of $4.315 million.

“We are thrilled to have such an amazing response from our community and we can’t wait to see what fantastic projects the non-profit agencies submit this year,” said Holly Jurnovoy, president of IMPACT 100. “Thanks to every one of our members, the Pensacola Bay Area shines once again as the largest IMPACT 100 organization in the country.”

One grant will be awarded in each of the following five focus areas: Arts and Culture; Education; Environment Recreation and Preservation; Family; and Health and Wellness. Three additional grants will be awarded to nonprofits in the categories with the most votes.

Non-profit organizations interested in applying for a grant are invited to attend this year’s Not for Profit Seminar: “Give Your Grant… Impact!” The free seminar will be held April 23rd from 8 a.m. until noon at Gulf Power Headquarters. All non-profit organizations in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties are invited to attend to learn about the grant process, get tips to writing a more successful grant, be inspired to dream big and create a winning project. Letters of Intent to Apply for a grant are due April 30th.