Pensacola, FL, September 9, 2020 – IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, a women’s philanthropic organization, is pleased to announce the fifteen grant finalists selected for 2020. Eleven of these fifteen nonprofit finalists will each receive a grant of $106,000 at the IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area Annual Meeting on October 11, 2020.
The fifteen finalists selected by IMPACT 100’s Focus Area Committees are as follows:
ARTS & CULTURE
· Ballet Pensacola, Inc.
Project: Ballet Pensacola LED Wall
· Pensacola Little Theater, Inc.
Project: A Stage for all Stages: Restoring the Little Theatre’s Big Rigging
· Pensacola Opera, Inc.
Project: IMPACT Opera: In Perfect Harmony
· Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge, Inc.
Project: Education Across the Human Spectrum
· Every Child a Reader in Escambia, Inc. dba ECARE
Project: Get Our Children and Families Ready for Kindergarten
· Gulf Coast Kid’s House, Inc.
Project: Protecting Our Children During a Time of Uncertainty
ENVIRONMENT, RECREATION & PRESERVATION
· Keep Santa Rosa Beautiful, Inc. dba Panhandle House & Nature Center
Project: Panhandle Butterfly House and Nature Center
· Tennis-4-Everyone, Inc.
Project: Oakcrest Elementary/Ebonwood Tennis Complex
· Veteran’s Memorial Park Foundation of Pensacola, Inc.
Project: Accommodating Veterans Memorial Park Events
· AMR at Pensacola, Inc.
Project: The Phoenix Project – Tiny Home Communities
· Feeding the Gulf Coast, Inc.
Project: Feeding the Florida Panhandle
· FoodRaising Friends, Inc.
Project: FoodRaising Friends Foundational Food for Families
HEALTH & WELLNESS
· Ecomfort, Inc.
Project: Food as a Tool: Impacting lives in the Community Mentally, Physically and Spiritually
· Equality Florida Institute, Inc.
Project: Safe and Healthy Schools Program
· Pensacola United Methodist Community Ministries, Inc. dba Bright Bridge Ministries
Project: Updated Kitchen, Uplifted Lives
With 1,166 members this year, IMPACT 100 is able to award $106,000 each to eleven nonprofit organizations in our community for a total impact of $1,166,000. Nonprofit recipients will be named at the organization’s Annual Meeting to be held on Sunday, October 11,2020 and will be determined by the vote of the members. In the 17 years since its inception, IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area has awarded 109 grants totaling $11,664,000 to 78 nonprofit organizations serving Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. After the 2020 grants are awarded in October, IMPACT 100 will have awarded 120 grants totaling $12,830,000.