Overview for Nonprofits

Each year, IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area funds projects with high potential for community impact. Grant funding comes from member contributions and each IMPACT member will vote to select the funded projects.

We pool the $1,000 required membership donation from each of our members to award grants with a minimum amount of $100,000. 

Membership donations are collected through the end of February. The exact amount of money available for grants is revealed at our membership announcement event in March. The number of grants available in each focus area is determined by the number of members we have as of March 1 each year.

Nonprofit organizations begin the grant application process by submitting a Letter of Intent to Apply (LOI) prior to April 30. LOIs are reviewed to verify each organization’s eligibility to apply for a grant. Grant applications are accepted through mid-June. Organizations apply in one of the five focus areas described to the right – Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Recreation & Preservation, Family, or Health & Wellness.

During July and August, IMPACT 100 members serve on committees that evaluate the grant proposals. The committees select finalists in each of the five focus areas.

At our annual meeting in October, we invite all members to cast a vote to determine the winning grant recipients. The winners are announced at the end of this meeting.

Focus Areas

Arts & Culture

Initiatives that cultivate, develop, and enhance the cultural and artistic climate of the Pensacola Bay area.

Education

Initiatives that further the educational process or improve access to education for children and/or adults in the Pensacola Bay area.

Environment, Recreation & Preservation

Initiatives that will restore, preserve, revitalize or enhance the facilities, surroundings and/or recreational opportunities of the Pensacola Bay Area.

Family

Initiatives that strengthen and enhance the lives of children and families living in the Pensacola Bay area.

Health & Wellness

Initiatives that improve the mental and/or physical well-being of people living in the Pensacola Bay area.

Each grant applicant must select only one focus area under which it wishes to be considered. IMPACT 100 does not provide guidance as to which focus area is appropriate.