IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area announces 2021 Grant Recipients

Pensacola – IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, a women’s philanthropic organization, is pleased to announce the eleven grant recipients selected at this year’s Annual Meeting held today as an online event. These nonprofit organizations will each receive a grant of $101,820 from the members of IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area.

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

ARTS, CULTURE & HISTORY

• Pensacola Children’s Chorus, Inc.
Project: PUMP UP THE VOLUME:
Building Confidence with Reliable Sound Equipment
• Pensacola Lighthouse Association, Inc.
dba Pensacola Lighthouse & Museum
Project: Shining Light on Buried History

EDUCATION

• Escambia County Public Schools Foundation for Excellence, Inc.
Project: Pensacola High School Innovation Center Revitalization
• United Methodist Children’s Home
dba Embrace Florida Kids
Project: A Higher Education Home:  Wrap-around Support for Vulnerable Youth for Collegiate Success

ENVIRONMENT, RECREATION & PRESERVATION

• The Arc Gateway, Inc.
Project: The Arc Gateway SHRED WORKS
• Bream Fishermen Association, Inc. and PYC Satori Foundation, Inc.
Project: Taking the Coast to the Kids – Improving our Waterways through Science and Recreation

FAMILY

• Martha’s Vineyard Foundation, Inc. dba Vineyard Family House
Project: Caring for Families in Crisis
• Rally Foundation, Inc.
Project: Rally Resource Room powered by IMPACT100

 Health & Wellness

• Pace Center for Girls, Inc.
Project: Girls Going Places
• United for a Good Cause, Inc.
Project: Hope Squad Peer-to-Peer Suicide
Prevention for Schools
• United Service Organization, Inc.    Project: Pop-Up USO                                                                             
“Even as Covid 19 has continued to be a factor in 2021, 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.  “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 who facilitated both the in-person and virtual committee meetings, enabling IMPACT 100 to continue serving the community we love.”

With 1,120 members this year, IMPACT 100 was able to award $101,820 each to eleven nonprofit organizations in our community for a total impact of $1,120,020. In the 18 years since its inception, IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area has awarded 131 grants to 91 nonprofit organizations totaling $13,950,000.

The IMPACT 100 Membership season kicks off today with the first Meet & Mingle event Thursday November 4, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. hosted by Rishy and Mallory Studer at the new Oyster Bay Boutique Hotel.  The full schedule of 2022 Meet and Mingles can be found at: https://impact100pensacola.org/news-events/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 The Lewis Bear Company.  More information can be found at www.impact100pensacola.org.

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