Impact 100 announces finalists

IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, a local women’s philanthropy group, is pleased to announce the 10 grant finalists selected for 2012. Seven of these 10 finalists will receive a grant of $104,000 at the IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area Annual Meeting on Sunday, October 14, 2012. If you would like additional information about the projects, please email

The 10 finalists selected by IMPACT 100’s Focus Committees are:


Friends of the Saenger, Inc.
Project: The Great Saenger Pipe Organ – Restoring the Heartbeat of Lady Saenger

Santa Rosa Historical Society, Inc.
Project: Illuminate the Imogene


Lutheran Ministries of Florida, Inc., dba Lutheran Services Florida, Inc.
Project: Teen Time … A Place for You to be You!

Milk and Honey Outreach Ministries, Inc.
Project: “Going Places” Transportation Initiative


Greater Pensacola Junior Golf Association, Inc., dba First Tee of Northwest Florida
Project: Building the Next Generation of Junior Golf

Pensacola Lighthouse Association, Inc.
Project: Restoration of the Pensacola Lighthouse


Autism Pensacola, Inc.
Project: Parent Empowerment Pensacola (PEP)

Manna Food Bank, Inc., dba Manna Food Pantries
Project: A Chilling Impact on Food Security


Appetite for Life, Inc., dba Appetite 4 Life
Project: Equipped 4 Success

Escambia Search and Rescue, Inc.
Project: The Advancement for Search, Rescue and Recovery for Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties

Our Annual Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, October 14, 2012 at New World Landing, located at 600 S. Palafox Street, Pensacola. Registration will begin at 1:00 PM and the meeting will begin promptly at 2:00 PM. The two finalists from each Focus Committee will make a presentation at the meeting, and IMPACT 100 members will vote on one recipient in each category.

This is the 9th year IMPACT 100 has awarded grants to local non-profits. The total amount awarded to date is $3,587,000 since 2004. This year’s awards will bring the total awarded in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties to $4,315,000.